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Cecilia Yost Scholarship Award

Description

As the first female to be elected President of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society, Inc, she was also the first athletic trainer from the secondary school setting. These two groundbreaking accomplishments of historical significance make Cecilia Yost a shining star in the profession of athletic training within the Commonwealth. Because of Cecilia, the path was forged for women to ascend the ladder within the profession of athletic training. Even more importantly, she has strived to mentor those students seeking a career in the field while also constantly being a valuable resource for all of our young professionals. To that end, this award is specific to a rising senior (junior class applicant) who has shown his or her potential for having a unique impact on the profession and the PATS organization.  

 

Award Winner- $2,000 Recipient

2017 Kylee Jo Proudfit Slippery Rock University
2016 MacKenzie Dailey Slippery Rock University
2015 Kelsey Rynkiewicz King's College
2014 Angelica Nunez California University of PA
     

 

Phillip Donley Scholarship Award

Description

Phil’s Athletic Training Education Program was not only the first in the State, but also the first Co-ed program in the country. In 1965 he established a Co-ed athletic training room when few schools had one. He was a pioneer in helping women enter the field and hired the first full time female athletic trainer in 1966. Along with Bud Miller they were the heart and soul of early athletic training education. He is dedicated to the profession and is always there when you need him in professional organization matters. He continues to work behind the scenes to get things done and pushes his peers to step forward to take leadership roles.

The Phillip B. Donley award seeks to distinguish the student who is also dedicated to the profession – who not only distinguishes themselves academically, but more importantly clinically and through volunteerism. It is the student is well-rounded and who has shown themselves to go the “extra mile” – not just what has been assigned to them throughout their curriculum.

Award Winner- $2,000 Recipient

2017 Devon Stroup West Chester University
2016 Nicholas April West Chester University
2015 Allison Gardner King's College
2014 Steven Davi King's College
2013 Frances Erndl King's College
2012 Megan Inama King's College
2011 Bandele Talib East Stroudsburg University
2010 Neno Bartocci West Chester University
2009 J. Luke Pryor Lock Haven University
2008 Robyn Weidner California University of PA
2007 Dan Baer West Chester University
2006 Katie Peters University of Pittsburgh
2005 Brandi Swezey,
Finalist: Travis Lewis
East Stroudsburg University
California University of PA
2004 Kimberley J. Randolph,
Finalist: Amy P. Blaszkowski,
King's College
California University of PA
2003 Thomas Bowman
Finalist: Robert Hipp, III
California University of PA
East Stroudsburg University
2002 Douglas Carpenter,
Finalist:  Patricia Hatches
Univ of Pittsburgh
Lock Haven University
2001 Heather Clouser, E
Finalists:  Jason Michael Mensinger
East Stroudsburg University
King's College
2000 Lauren Lyn McKiel
Finalist: Michael L. Zalno
Messiah College
Duquesne University
1999 Renee Myers
Finalist:  Erin Compton
Slippery Rock University
Pittsburgh University
1998
(First
year)
Lori Steiner
Finalists:  Tina Marie Evans
Christina Nicole Bell
Duquesne University
Marywood University
Gettysburg College

 

PATS, Inc. "Otho Davis" Scholarship Award

Description

In 1976, Otho Davis was the National Executive Director of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and was also the principal individual who gathered our founding fathers together in Mechanicsburg, PA to create the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society, modeled after the NATA.  Otho was a “bigger than life” individual who had the bold vision to organize the Athletic Trainers in the State in order to protect our chosen profession in the uncertain political climate of that time.

This award embodies: the deep passion of our founding fathers that carries forward today; holds its members to the highest professional standards, both morally and ethically; and encourages its members to work in collaboration and camaraderie, while exhibiting adaptivity, flexibility, and creativity

Award Winner- $2,000 Recipient

2017 Joey Twaddell Messiah College
2016 Kelsey White Messiah College
2015 Thea Lucas Univ. of Pittsburgh
2014 Allison Gardiner King's College
2013 Megan Plumb East Stroudsburg University
2012 Kathryn Niebel Slippery Rock University
2011 Kelly Greenway King's College
2010 Britanny Schreppel Kings College
2009 Kyle P. Moore East Stroudsburg University
2008 Jenna Micsky Slippery Rock University
2007 Kelly Pagnata California University of PA
2006 Meghan Sarao Slippery Rock University
2005 Andrew Flavell Kings College
2004 Jeremy Fouts California University of PA

 

NATA District II - Joe Iezzi Scholarship Winners

Description

NATA District II “Joe Iezzi” Scholarship Award. Joe has been the head athletic trainer at Cheyney University, Philadelphia University, and has been at Downingtown High School since 1988.  He works tirelessly for the profession and has been in many professional leadership roles within the state, district, and nationally.  Joe Iezzi has mentored many students and has helped mold and shape their careers and lives. 

Award Winner- $2,000 Recipient

2017 Branden Green East Stroudsburg University
2016 Kelsey Rynkiewicz King's College
2015 Rebecca Dubas West Chester University
2014 Morgan Langton Duquesne University
2013 Amanda Fernandez Duquesne University
2012 Layci Watts Lock Haven University
2011 Alexandra Schubert West Chester University
2010 Kayla Hauck West Chester University
2009 Brandi L. Lockerman Slippery Rock University
2008 Deanna Didiano University of Pittsburgh
2007 Evan Liebelsperger East Stroudsburg University
2006 Matt Hoch East Stroudsburg University
2005 Jessica Scott Slippery Rock University
2004 Andrew P. Flavell Kings College
2003 Melissa Kline East Stroudsburg University
2002 Molly Hayes Messiah College
2001 Jessica Shirk East Stroudsburg University
2000 Heidi Hartline Slippery Rock University

 

Richard M. Burkholder Student Scholarship

Description

Dick Burkholder is an untiring servant of the profession and the athletes he serves.  The Richard M. Burkholder Scholarship Award is awarded to a student who has a desire and eagerness to gain knowledge not only in the classroom, but also through observation skills -  and has insight of how these skills and knowledge can be used to evaluate early health problems and apply them to treat  the athlete and use them in practicing his or her chosen health profession.  Like Burke, the person awarded this Scholarship should have a great sense of humor and be committed to helping others in the profession.

Award Winner- $2,000 Recipient

2017 Joseph Beck East Stroudsburg University
2016 Cody Lancellotti King's College
2015 Michael Thomas Univ. of Pittsburgh
2014 Nathaniel Nester Messiah College
2013 Mario Mascioli West Chester University
2012 Matthew Meredick University of Pittsburgh
2011 Jenna Stoltzfus Waynesburg University
2010 Lesley Willis California University of PA
2009 Camille D. Valvano King's College
2008 Katherine Sullivan Slippery Rock University
2007 Lianne McGinn-Bunn East Stroudsburg University
2006 Robert Super King's College

 

Northeast AT Scholarship Award

Description

PATS Northeast Pennsylvania Athletic Training 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk Scholarship. Scholarship application deadline is March 23, 2012.

Application

Past Recipients

2013 Janae Boynes Marywood University
2012 Megan Inama King's College
2011 Bandele Talib East Stroudsburg University
2010 Jamie Reiger Alvernia
2009 Camille Valvano King's College
2008 Shannon Baldwin East Stroudsburg University
2007 Evan M. Leibelsperger East Stroudsburg University
2006 Matthew Hoch East Stroudsburg University

 

 

PATS, Athletic Trainer River Run Scholarship - No Longer Sponsored

Description

The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society and the Athletic Trainer River Run Committee were co-sponsors of two $1,000 Scholarships.  One each went to a deserving Junior, and Senior student enrolled in one of the CAATE Approved Athletic Training Programs in the Southwestern Region of Pennsylvania.  It went to an eligible to Junior, and Senior Level Students from the following Southwest Pennsylvania College/Universities:

  • California University of Pennsylvania
  • Duquesne University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Waynesburg University

 

Past Recipients

2016 Cheyenne DeRaymond
Kevin Tam
University of Pittsburgh
2015 Steve Nagib
Angel Nunez
University of Pittsburgh
California University of PA
2014 Angela DeCandia
Morgan Langton
University of Pittsburgh
Duquesne University
2013 Casey Northcraft University of Pittsburgh
2011/12 Stephanie Anderson
Brandi Valerio
University of Pittsburgh
California University of PA
2010 Jessica Johns Duquesne University
2009 Bonnie Virag Duquesne University
2008 Robyn Weidner
Jari Haile
California University of PA
Duquesne University
2007 Kelly Pagnotta California University of PA
2006 Stephanie Then University of Pittsburgh
2005 Katherine Conroy Duquesne University
2004 Stephanie States Duquesne University

 

 

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