CHUCK KIMMEL AWARD OF MERIT

One of the highest awards given to a member of the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association. Its purpose is to recognize the person that has worked for the District on a national level.  It is a way to distinguish one who has brought honor and recognition to the District.  A distinction reserved for the most able of professionals in the field of athletic training.  The SEATA Executive Board renamed the SEATA Award of Merit to the Chuck Kimmel Award of Merit on January 30, 2008, to honor Chuck Kimmel for his many contributions to the profession of athletic training through his work in SEATA and the NATA.

CHUCK KIMMEL AWARD OF MERIT

One of the highest awards given to a member of the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association. Its purpose is to recognize the person that has worked for the District on a national level.  It is a way to distinguish one who has brought honor and recognition to the District.  A distinction reserved for the most able of professionals in the field of athletic training.  The SEATA Executive Board renamed the SEATA Award of Merit to the Chuck Kimmel Award of Merit on January 30, 2008, to honor Chuck Kimmel for his many contributions to the profession of athletic training through his work in SEATA and the NATA.

NICK PAPPAS LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY AWARD

Nicholas A. “Nick” Pappas was a dedicated servant to the athletic training profession and had a significant impact on the practice of athletic training across District IX of the NATA.  In honor of his tireless efforts for legislative and governmental affairs initiatives, the SEATA Executive Board creates the Nick Pappas Legislative Advocacy Award.  This award shall recognize dedicated members of the athletic training profession who follow his example of leadership and service in the advancement of the profession.

 

Nominees for this award will be SEATA Members and have demonstrated legislative advocacy and leadership over their careers in ways that reflect Nick's legacy and spirit, including:

  •          Driving the professional excellence in the provision of athletic training services

  •          Developing legislative strategies in organizing grassroots campaign(s)

  •          Promoting advocacy efforts that raise the visibility and influence of the profession.

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Eligibility

  • Nominees must be active members of SEATA for at least 10 years, with 5 years immediately preceding their nomination.

  • Nominees must have been involved in a specific initiative/project to further the goals of SEATA.

  • Nominees must have demonstrated measurable outcomes of their efforts.

  • Nominees must have shown evidence of involving and leading other members in the process of developing the project.

  • Must be nominated online and a current resume detailing the above service submitted to the SEATA Honors and Awards Committee at seata.honorsandawards@gmail.com.

  • This award does not have to be presented annually if there are no qualified candidate(s) nominated.

SEATA Awards Nomination Form

The Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association (SEATA) is District IX of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.  It is a not-for-profit organization dealing with the concerns of its members and the profession of athletic training as a whole.  This association was first started back in 1950.  Initially comprised of the members of the Southeastern Conference schools, this district is represented by Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

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Thibodaux, LA  70302

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