Henry J. and Betty Montoye Endowed Scholarship
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About Dr. Henry J. Montoye
Henry J. Montoye was born in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Indiana University with a major in Physical Education. After serving as a naval officer in World War II, he entered the Graduate School of the University of Illinois. After receiving a Ph.D. degree in 1949, he came to Michigan State University as an assistant professor in what was then the Department of Physical Education for Men. A few years later, he and colleagues established the Human Energy Research Laboratory, which was still functioning fifty years later.
After twelve years at MSU, he joined the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan to participate in a large health study centered in Tecumseh, Michigan. After ten years there, and six years at the University of Tennessee, he moved to the University of Wisconsin as Chairman of the Department of Physical Education. After retiring from the University of Wisconsin, he and his wife moved back to Michigan to be closer to their two sons and friends from their days at MSU. He was appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Kinesiology.
Both their daughter and son-in-law graduated from MSU with majors in Recreational Therapy and Criminal Justice, respectively. Betty Montoye was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and received her bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana University. She taught Physical Education for two years in the public schools and since has been a volunteer in schools, Senior Citizens Centers and the Literacy Council. She has an avid interest in the history of Indiana, is a lifelong genealogist and enjoys flower arranging, needlepoint, old books and collecting vintage postcards to enhance her family histories.
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