Dec. 11, 2017
During her tenure at Biola, Coach Dee Henry's teams have produced a national singles champion, a national champion doubles team and a national runner-up team. Biola's tennis USPTA teaching pro, Dee Henry received certification for teaching wheelchair tennis in 2008. In addition to working with challenged athletes, she has provided the direction for a summer program for the youth of our community for more than two decades. These and other programs contributed to Biola's selection as the 2008 Southern California Tennis Association Organizational Member of the year.
Henry is on the board of Directors for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association ITA and is an active member in the USTA. She was honored by the Southern California section of the USTA with service awards in 1987, 1993, 1996 and 2001 in recognition of outstanding service with adults and juniors. Coach's 1990 women's team was a Recipient of the Volvo Tennis Community Service award. Biola was selected as the 1993 USTA/NJTL Section Chapter of the Year for SCTA.
Coach Henry was honored by the California Division of USPTA as their 1997 Coach of the Year and as Handicap Pro of the Year in 2001 and the 2008 Special Needs Coach of the year. Coach Henry, with the assistance of the team, participates in a wide range of special community service events. As a result of these contributions Coach Henry received the 1999 USTA Collegiate Community Service award by the ITA. In 2003, she was the recipient of the Sectional USTA/ITA Campus Recreation Award.
On February 7, 2005, the Southern California Tennis Association presented Dee Henry a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her lifelong contributions to the sport of tennis in Southern California. Coach Dee Henry was the 2005 National Winner of the USTA/ITA Campus Recreation Award. She was one of six recipients of the 2006 USTA Eve Kraft Community Service Award.
Dale Sprowl teaches critical thinking, writing and literature at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. During summers she administrates the Young Writer’s Project at UCI. Her work with the UCI Writing Project began in 1981 in professional development coursework in cognition and composition. She also has contributed to the UCIWP texts on the teaching of writing. Her first chapbook, The Colors of Water, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2007. Her poems have also appeared in Pearl, Fire, A New Song, Ancient Paths, and Knowing Stones: Poems of Exotic Places. She earned her bachelors degree in humanities and in history as well as a masters degree in history from Pepperdine University. Her affiliation with the school has continued by teaching in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology and by supervising elementary and secondary student teachers. She is an Educator Associate for the American Psychoanalytic Association. She lives in Newport Beach with her husband and youngest daughter while her older daughter attends graduate school and her son works.