Several Bomber AT Family Members Recognized at NATA Annual Meeting Clinical Symposium in Indianapolis
Several Bomber AT Family members and alumni received significant www.chiefsnflofficialauthentic.com/authentic-dee-ford-jersey.html recognition at this year NATA Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony. Class of 2013 graduate Chris Toone, ATC received a Graduate NATA Scholarship, his second NATA grant after winning an undergraduate scholarship in 2013; and Theresa Lau, BS, ATC, Class of 2014 received an Undergraduate NATA Scholarship. Clinical Associate Professor Chris Hummel, MS, ATC received an Athletic Training Service Award for his considerable volunteerism and professional service to date. Jill Manners, MS, PT, ATC (IC Class of MDAT Cindy Trowbridge, PhD, ATC (IC Faculty MDAT and Jackie Kingma, PA, PT, ATC (IC Faculty MDAT all received Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer awards for their lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession so far. Jennifer McKeon, ATC and Chris Hummel, MS, ATC, Chelsea Schrade, MS, ATC, Dr. Patrick McKeon, PhD, ATC and Nicholas Kostishak, MS, ATC.
Faculty Present at 2014 New York State Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting
Clinical Associate Professor, Courtney Gray, MS, ATC made 2 presentations at this year annual meeting in Jamesville, NY; the first a joint project (case study) with Class of 2014 AT Major, Sydney Folk, ATC entitled "Femoral Acetabular Impingement and Acetabular Labral Tear in a Female Soccer Player" as a poster, and the second an oral presentation to the student contingent, entitled "Non Surgical Management of the ACL in a Women Soccer Player". Professor of Athletic Training, Kent Scriber, EdD, ATC, PT also presented a joint student research project as a poster with "Femoracetabular Impingement and Labral Tears in a Female Field Hockey Player" with 2014 graduate, Rachel Schecter, ATC. Alas, its time to say a goodbye to our most recent graduating class of athletic training majors well, not all of them. In keeping with recent Bomber tradition, they are a smooth 13 for 13 on their first attempt BOC exams, our 4th consecutive year with a 100% first time BOC pass rate! This is our last class of dual AT/DPT degree majors, and so they will be around a few more years to complete their DPT degrees on South Hill, but most Class of 2014 members are moving onto the next step, the "real world". Congratulations to the Bomber AT Class of 2014 for all you have accomplished thus far, and best of luck in your immediate and subsequent endeavors, we will miss you all. We have a few "new" graduate school destinations for our departing seniors, like Indiana and Delaware, but here where they are off to at this point in time:
Joe Armeli, will stay at IC to Phillip Gaines Youth Jersey complete his DPT degree and will not be taking his BOC exam until next year. Still University
Sarah Donovan, ATC will be moving to Big Sky country, to be the AT for Bozeman High School, in MT
Rory Fawcett, ATC will stay at IC to complete her DPT degree
Sydney Folk, ATC will stay at IC to complete her DPT degree
Rebecca Guzzo, ATC will begin working as an AT Intern at The College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, MA www.chiefsnflofficialauthentic.com/authentic-phillip-gaines-jersey.html
Lindsey Lamond, ATC will head to Wilmington, DE to become a Blue Hen and earn her MS in AT at U. Delaware
Theresa Lau, ATC will stay at IC to complete her DPT degree
Jay Loehner, ATC will head to the home of the Little 500, Indianapolis, IN to begin working on his MS in AT at the University of Indiana
Jamie Ruddy, ATC is deciding what kind of work she wants to pursue
Rachel Schechter, ATC will be working as an AT for Integrated Rehabilitation Services, in CT
Robbie Williamson, ATC is looking to work as an NFL strength and conditioning intern before hitting the job market
Senior AT Majors Clinical Faculty Member Win Awards of Distinction
As is the tradition, May marks the time that the Bomber AT Education Program and Department of Exercise Science recognize some our outstanding senior majors. For 2014, Rory Fawcett, ATC (DPT and AT Major) was the winner of the DESS Professional Excellence Award, in tribute to her all around excellent and consistent performance in the class room, on the field, in the clinic, and outside of Athletic Training, as well. The winner of the Rodney H. Dusinberre Athletic Training Excellence Award, presented annually to the senior student athletic trainer who best exemplifies the qualities of hard work, commitment and loyalty to the Ithaca College athletic training program, was John "Jay" Loehner, ATC. The Mark Alderman Athletic Training Service Award, given in honor of long time AT Clinical Faculty member, the late Mark Alderman, MS, ATC and awarded to the senior athletic training student who displays service, kindness and compassion for others, was awarded to Will Stotter, ATC, December 2013 graduate. All award winners were recognized at the Annual HSHP Academic Awards Ceremony, held in Ford Music Hall on Wednesday, May 14th, and again at the Bomber Athletics Senior Awards Brunch, held in Emerson Suites on Thursday, May 15th. In addition, Clinical Associate Professor, Chris Hummel, MS, ATC was awarded a Dean Award by HSHP Dean, Linda Petrosino at the HSHP Ceremony, recognizing his outstanding accomplishments as a teacher, clinical educator, and AT professional during the academic year. Congrats to all of this year winners!
Alum Getting Great Experience with NFL NY Giants
Jon Lin, DPT, ATC, AT Class of 2011 recently finished a year long Seasonal Internship with the NFL NY Giants, an incredible learning experience and professional opportunity for him, and yet another recent Bomber to intern with the NFL over the last few years (Dan Adelman, Baltimore Ravens; Jimmy Newton, Philadelphia Eagles; Kevin Orloski, NY Jets; Nick Kostishak, Arizona Cardinals). For all of his hard work and insight, Jon was recently featured in PFATS ("Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society) online newsletter. You can read that newsletter here. Jon will soon start full time work as a Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer at University Sports Medicine, in Rochester, NY. This summer, Casey Edwards, ATC, AT Class of 2013 will be the 5th recent Bomber AT to work with the NFL as he interns with the Miami Dolphins.
Student Faculty Scholarship on Display
2013 2014 has indeed been a productive year for joint faculty and student scholarship in the IC Athletic Dee Ford Youth Jersey Training Education program. On April 4th, senior AT majors Jay Loehner and Theresa Lau presented their case research at the University of Kentucky, as part of the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research symposium. Sponsored and mentored by faculty members in Athletic Training, the trip was fully funded by IC Office of the Provost as part of a specific initiative to promote faculty student collaboration and applied research. This marks the 3rd consecutive year that the Bomber AT program has had a presence at the NCUR event. Congratulation Jay Theresa!
Not to be outdone, 13 other Athletic Training majors (10 seniors and 3 juniors) worked with AT and Exercise Science faculty on 14 different research projects that were presented on campus at the 2014 James J. Whalen Academic Symposium, an annual celebration of student research, creativity and performance held on Ithaca College campus each spring. Senior AT majors Rory Fawcett, Allison Bartkowiak, Joseph Armeli, Robbie Williamson, Lindsey Lamond, Rachel Schechter, Becky Guzzo, Sarah Donovan, Andrew Claypool, Sydney Folk, and Junior AT majors Zach VanNostrand, Jacob Mir and Aliza Kamman all presented their joint research projects to the audience, with 8 projects being considered as Awards Finalists for their quality and/or uniqueness. Of particular note, Senior AT Major Sarah Donovan was an Award winner for her case study entitled "Exercise induces Laryngeal Obstruction in a Collegiate Male Soccer", a joint project conducted under the supervision of Clinical Associate Professor of Athletic Training, Mike Matheny, MS, ATC and Clinical Assistant Professor of Speech Pathology, Mary Pitti.
Decorated Boxer, Concussion Awareness Speaker Presents The Second Impact
On Thursday, April 3rd, ex professional boxer and Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame member, Ray Ciancaglini brought his Second Impact story and mission to South Hill, where he presented his personal story about the dangers of participating with a concussion, and the detrimental effects that boxing with a concussion have had on his life to a packed room of faculty and students from the athletic training, exercise science and physical therapy programs, as well as several members of the local and sports medicine communities. Ray heartfelt and poignant personal message was well received, and the audience was able to see first hand the potential second impact associated with subsequent blows to the head while experiencing symptoms of a concussion. Throughout, Mr. Ciancaglini was candid and informative as he detailed his personal experiences with boxing, concussions, and the subsequent disabilities he endures now, as a result. Ray generously presented Dr. Kent Scriber with several special mementos, including a signed pair of boxing gloves and historic photos from his boxing days, while Ray was made an honorary member of the Bomber Athletic Training program by being presented with an official AT shirt! See some pics from the event here!