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King's Athletic Training Program Faculty Receive Special Honors

This summer, the King's College Athletic Training Program faculty will be recognized with a few special honors for their tireless work and dedication to their field. Much of the efforts they are recognized for was heavily influenced through clinic work with the King's student-athletes and athletic department.

Awarded during the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Convention in late June, Aaron Hand, David Marchetti, and Timothy Kulpa are the recipients of the NATA Athletic Training Service Award. This honor recognizes NATA members for their commitment to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy, and professional activities at the local and state levels. ATSA recipients have been involved in professional association, community organizations, grassroots public relations efforts, and service as a volunteer athletic trainer.

Faculty Janik, Hand, Kulpa, Marchetti
Aaron Hand will also receive a second honor this summer at the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society (PATS) Convention from June 6-8. Hand was named the recipient of the PATS Service Award which recognizes individuals for their dedication, loyalty, & service to the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society. Recipients all have made contributions which have greatly impacted all members of the Society. Honorees must have demonstrated direct and/or indirect service to the Society for a period of at least five years. The services include, but are not limited to, committee work, special projects, liaison to allied groups with significant results, commercial ventures that benefit the Society, establishment of programs to benefit the health care of athletes of the Commonwealth, and any other service as deemed to be significant by a Board member or one of the constituents of the Board.

The final honor is Pennsylvania's highest recognition for athletic trainers. This year, the Pennsylvania Athletic Training Hall of Fame will induct Greg Janik during the PATS Convention from June 6-8. Recipients must be board-certified for 25 or more years, have practiced in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 15 or more years, and have been a member of PATS for 15 or more years. They must have significant contributions to the field of athletic training in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania including professional and civic services.

Congratulations to all of our Athletic Training faculty and staff for their dedication to King's athletics and our student-athletes.