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Jamie DeRollo Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce this year’s summer quarter winner of the Excellence in Athletic Training Award. Each quarter, the Excellence in Athletic Training Award celebrates District 8 athletic trainers or athletic training student members who display an exceptional commitment to mentoring, professional development, or enhancing the quality of health care. This quarter’s winner is Jamie DeRollo, DAT, MBA, ATC. DeRollo holds…

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NATA Foundation Virtual 5K

2020 has definitely been a “different year”!   Due to the pandemic and in-person events being cancelled, we haven’t had the opportunity to celebrate the athletic training profession all together in person. However – we can still celebrate the AT profession together…………virtually. Please join athletic trainers, family and friends of the AT profession for the NATA Research & Education Foundation’s first ever “virtual” 5K.  Whether you are an elite runner, one that…

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FWATA Treasurer Elections

FWATA Voting Members, Our election ballot for FWATA Treasurer is now open. We have three outstanding candidates who have volunteered for this managing board position. Per our FWATA constitution and bylaws, the Treasurer will be selected by FWATA members with voting rights. Please be aware that this election ballot will only be available for the month of September and will close on September 30th at 11:59pm (Hawaii Standard Time). Voting…

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District 8 NATA Foundation 2020 Scholarship Winners

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association would like to congratulate the recent District 8 NATA Foundation scholarship winners:   D8 Bill Chambers Scholarship: Sheldon Victorine CSCS, CISSN – University of Hawaii at Manoa The Bill Chambers Scholarship Endowment (sponsored by District 8), established in 2012, provides an annual scholarship of $2,300 to a qualified entry-level or master’s athletic training student from District 8.  Bill Chambers, an early member of the…

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FWATA 2020 Scholarship Award Winners

After carefully reviewing applications, the FWATA Scholarship Committee has selected the following well deserving scholarship recipients.  They have all managed to continually meet their perspective ATP academic and hourly requirements, along with fulfilling volunteer opportunities.  This COVID-19 pandemic did not allow us to gather together in Kona Hawai’i, but let it not keep us from honoring there hard working students and young professionals who are the future of our profession.…

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Jasmine Velasquez ATC, CTE Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association is pleased to announce the Spring Quarter 2020 winner of the Excellence in Athletic Training Award. This award is a unique and prestigious accolade, which recognizes a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association who displays an exceptional commitment to mentoring, professional development, and enhancing the quality of health care, as well as, demonstrates the highest level of service, professionalism, and competence. This quarter’s…

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District 8 NATA Award Winners

Congrats to the District 8 recipients of NATA Awards this year!! While the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo will be virtual this year, we can’t wait to recognize our valued D8 members and celebrate with them! 2020 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award: Carolyn Peters MA, ATC, CSCS The Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award recognizes NATA members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy, and distinguished professional…

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FWATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium Update

Aloha FWATA members! I hope everyone is staying safe as we continue to adjust to the new normal of social distancing with the COVID-19 pandemic. As announced a few weeks ago, the FWATA Managing Board and AMCS Committee have been monitoring the rapidly changing situation and we were hopeful that our Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium scheduled for July 14-18, 2020 in Kona, Hawaii would continue as planned. After long…

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FWATA 2020 Honors & Awards

It is with great pleasure that we are able to honor our colleagues that have provided their service to our district and profession. 2020 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award Hazel Ando, MS, ATC Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director/Event & Insurance Coordinator, University of California, Santa Barbara Education: Eastern Kentucky University – Master of Science, Sports Administration; California State University, Long Beach – Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology: Athletic Training Volunteer…

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FWATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium Update

Aloha FWATA members! We are definitely in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The FWATA Managing Board is working very closely with the FWATA AMCS Committee and we continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation associated with the pandemic.  We will follow the guidance set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Health (DOH), and other government organizations.  At this point, we…

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