John Prue, installation program director for Morale, Welfare & Recreation at Naval Station Great Lakes, was elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, a group of leaders in the field of parks and recreation limited to 125 active members.
Prue, a resident of Kenosha, was inducted at the Academy’s annual meeting during the National Recreation and Park Association Conference recently held in Indianapolis.
Prue, who began his career as an intern in 1986, was quickly promoted to recreation division director after graduation, serving in that role from 1991 to 2007, and then was promoted to his current position. He has also served as part-time adjunct instructor for the Accelerated Learning Program at Concordia University Wisconsin-Kenosha Center since 2014.
Prue earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a master’s degree in management from Webster University, St. Louis. He was awarded the Department of the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2003, the Armed Forces Recreation Society Fellow Award in 1993 and the Executive Fellow Award in 2008.