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AT Alumni Newsletter ■ AT Alumni Newsletter – June 2017
ATSU Athletic Training Programs - Alumni Newsletter - June 2017
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Tamara McLeod

Athletic Training Alumni Newsletter 2017 – Director’s Column

As we approach the end of another academic year, I hope this newsletter finds you taking some time for yourself to relax with family and friends. This is another year of firsts for our program, […]

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ATSU Athletic Training Student Association Update

ATSU Athletic Training Student Association update The Athletic Training Student Association has had another eventful academic year in 2016-17. We welcomed six new members to the organization with the addition of the class of 2018. […]

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ATSU provides free sports screenings for youth athletes

In April, A.T. Still University (ATSU) students, faculty, and staff provided free sports physicals to more than 1,400 high school student athletes in Glendale, Arizona through a partnership with Team of Physicians for Students (TOPS). […]

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SparkTank winners present at Athletic Training Educators’ Conference

One of the winning teams from last year’s SparkTank competition recently presented to an enthusiastic crowd at the Athletic Training Educators’ Conference in Dallas. Teammates Kellie Bliven, PhD, ATC; Inder Makin, MD, PhD; and Ryan […]

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Dr. McLeod presents on concussion research

Women for ATSU hold luncheon to bring awareness to concussion research

Tamara Valovich-McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA, professor and director of athletic training programs at A.T. Still University, and Javier Cárdenas, MD, were the featured speakers at Women for ATSU’s community luncheon and presentation on Thurs., Feb. […]

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Nina Hsieh

ATSU-ASHS alumna profile | Nina Hsieh, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES, ‘03

Nina Hsieh, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES, ‘03, is transitioning into her new role as the Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Los Angeles Lakers beginning in the 2016-17 season. After graduating from California State University, Fullerton […]

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Teaching & Learning Center hosts April workshop with Dr. Welch Bacon

A.T. Still University (ATSU) faculty members recently attended a workshop hosted by the Teaching & Learning Center, featuring a presentation by Cailee Welch Bacon, PhD, ATC. Dr. Welch Bacon is an assistant professor of athletic […]

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ATSU-ASHS faculty and alumnae present at the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport

Alumnae and faculty of A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences’ athletic training department presented posters on research related to concussions at the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport in October 2016 […]

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AT Alumni Survey – Class of 2016

Survey results reflect 100% graduation rate and 100% job placement. But that’s just the beginning. See how AT alumni ranked Program Outcomes, post-professional core competencies, and core professional attributes. View a full sized PDF

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Thank You
Another successful year has come to an end!

Continuous involvement and engagement in the community, interprofessional collaboration, leadership development, and service drove the activities and events in which ATSA organizes and takes part.

Thank you to the all ATSA members for their contribution to the organization, and congratulations and good luck to the class of 2017 as they graduate and move on to future endeavors.

And a big thank you to our 2016-2017 ATSA Executive Board!

Executive Board
President: Luke Beermann, 2nd year
Vice President: Matt Hussey, 1st year
Treasurer: Alex Allen, 2nd year
Secretary: Katie Ritter, 1st year
Historian: Mia Provenzano, 1st year
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Second Year Profiles

Mia Provenzano
Hometown: Saginaw, Michigan
Graduate Assistant Position: Phoenix College
Future Plans: Assistant AT position somewhere in the Midwest or Arizona/West Coast
Favorite Memory: Being able to travel to Oklahoma for the NJCAA D2 baseball World Series with my team after sweeping Mesa Community College in the regional finals.

Carlie Elmer
Hometown: Hamilton, New Jersey
Graduate Assistant Position: Dignity Health Foundation, Arizona College Prep
Future Plans: Athletic training in the military setting
Favorite Memory: My favorite memories of the AT program were the volunteer services we participated in. I loved being able to participate in the Special Olympics physicals, Day for Special Smiles, Ear Day, TOPS Physicals, and more. These events made a difference in the lives of the patients and I felt it opened my eyes to all the positive aspects of life. I truly enjoyed helping others through these events.

Luke Beermann
Hometown: Floral Park, New York
Graduate Assistant Position: Brophy College Preparatory
Future Plans: Undecided
What will you miss most: The entire ATSU family and never having to pick up a snow shovel for any reason whatsoever.

Miranda Higgins
Hometown: De Pere, Wisconsin
Graduate Assistant Position: Phoenix College
Future Plans: Continue working in the collegiate setting
Favorite Memory: Going to the NJCAA Division II College World Series in Enid, Oklahoma.

Larynn Shumaker
Hometown: Lena, Illinois
Graduate Assistant Position: Chandler Preparatory Academy
Future Plans: I would enjoy a career as a clinical athletic trainer in the hospital setting or the industrial setting.
What will you miss most: I will miss my classmates the most. We spent so much time together, both in class and out of class, and they made everything much more enjoyable. I couldn’t have asked for a better support system and network during my time at ATSU.

Andrew Williams
Hometown: Graton, California
Graduate Assistant Position: Salt River High School
Future Plans: Industrial setting for a few years, then determine if I will stay, or pursue a doctorate or a physiotherapy degree
What will you miss most: Intellectual and peer communication with continuous learning opportunities.

Alex Allen
Hometown: Nipomo, California
Graduate Assistant Position: Fountain Hills High School
Future Plans: Athletic Trainer for Work Fit in Renton, Washington
What will you miss most: Question of the day!! And the staff and my classmates of course.

Krista Hixson
Hometown: Enumclaw, Washington
Graduate Assistant Position: FITLIFE Health Systems
Future Plans: Sports Medicine and Anatomy/Physiology teacher for the East Valley Institute of Technology in Fountain Hills and Athletic Trainer at FITLIFE Health Systems
What will you miss most: The ease of access to great mentors, colleagues, and friends.

Hannah Horris
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Graduate Assistant Position: Desert Mountain High School
Future Plans: Assistant Athletic Trainer at Middlebury College
What will you miss most: Dr. Anderson’s “Question of the Day”.

Rachel Johnson
Hometown: Bear, Delaware
Graduate Assistant Position: Xavier College Preparatory
Future Plans: Pursue my PhD at the University of Georgia
What will you miss most: The faculty, staff, and students at ATSU.