Patricia Delaney is a Professor Emeritus at California State University-Los Angeles. She received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of California at Los Angeles. Patricia taught fourteen different undergraduate and six different graduate courses, all requiring different readings, preparations, forms, materials and examinations. Her articles have been published in the California Park and Recreation Magazine, Parks and Recreation (NRPA), Spirit (Minnesota Recreation and Park Association), and The Anchora of Delta Gamma. She has also given forty-seven presentations at conferences, meetings, workshops and training sessions in fifteen states. Honors and awards consist of the Fellow Award from the California Park and Recreation Society (1975); and the Special Award from the California Association of Park and Recreation Commissioners and Board Members (1978). Patricia’s active membership in the National Recreation and Park Association include position such as Chair of the National Registration Board; Chair of the Pacific Southwest Regional Council; and Research Chair and Awards Chair on the Board of Trustees.