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Education educator

Martha Jane Hopkins was American education educator. Recipent Distinguished Service award Northwest Nazarene College, 2006; named to Idaho New Agenda Hall of Fame, 1988, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Coaches Hall of Fame, 1982, Northwest Nazarene College Athletic Hall of Fame, 1990.


Hopkins, Martha Jane was born on March 21, 1938 in Astoria, Oregon, United States. Daughter of Willie Lester and Della May (Solmon) Hopkins.


Bachelor, Northwest Nazarene College, 1959. Master of Science, Indiana University, 1961. Doctor of Education, University Idaho, 1971.


Teacher, Lynch Elementary School, Portland, Oregon, 1959-1960;teacher, Corvallis (Oregon) High School, 1961-1964;teacher, Bethany (Oklahoma) Nazarene College, 1964-1966;athletic director, N.W. Nazarene College, Nampa, Idaho., 1984-1987;academic dean, N.W. Nazarene College, Nampa, Idaho., 1987-1989;professor health and physical education, N.W. Nazarene College, Nampa, Idaho., since 1966;chair department business, N.W. Nazarene College, Nampa, Idaho., 1992-1995. Chairman Division Professional Studies, Nampa, 1985-1996, chair department kinesiology, since 1997.


Board directors College Church of Nazarene, Nampa, 1989. Member Alliance for Health, American Association Higher Education, Idaho Association Health Physical Education and Dance (president 1971-1972), Daughters of the American Revolution (chair national defense committee EEDAHHOW chapter 1989-1997, chapter regent EEDAHHOW 2005-2007), National Wellness Institute, IAHPER (distinguished service award 1996).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: genealogy, racquetball, skiing, crafts, reading.


Willie Lester Hopkins

Della May (Solmon) Hopkins