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Founding dean of human kinetics turns 90

The Faculty of Human Kinetics issued 90th birthday congratulations Monday to Pat Galasso, its founding dean.

Dr. Galasso helmed the establishment in 1965 of what was then called the the School of Physical and Health Education, only the second faculty in the Commonwealth in this field of study.

Galasso and his wife retired in 1997 and returned to Kingston, where they met. They love dancing, attending grad seminars, and volunteering in a program to help students cope with the demands of post-secondary life.

They especially love attending varsity sporting events and thrive on connecting with any University of Windsor student, athlete, or coach who lands in Kingston.

Michael Khan, dean of the Faculty of Human Kinetics, wished Galasso a happy birthday and continued health.

“We thank Pat for his leadership and imagination in making the faculty what it is today,” he said. “Through his vision, the success of our students remains our top priority.”

—Martin Vaughan

series of images of Pat Galasso

Pat Galasso, founding dean of the Faculty of Human Kinetics, celebrated his 90th birthday Monday.

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