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The Kent Scriber Fund

To honor the legacy, commitment, and productivity of the program's founder and patriarch, the Kent Scriber Fund was created in 2014 to support curricular & extracurricular educational, professional, and scholarly initiatives in athletic training at IC.

Read more about Dr. Kent Scriber below!

Professional, Leadership, and Research opportunities for AT students

The Kent Scriber Fund provides financial assistance to students for travel, registration, and participation in professional conferences.

Special Educational Programming

The Kent Scriber Fund provides support for advanced educational opportunities for students, faculty and staff. For example, funds may be used to invite expert guest speakers, obtain instruction for advanced clinical skills, or develop specific research expertise.

Support the Kent Scriber Athletic Training Fund

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The Kent Scriber Fund grows through the generous support from alumni, students, families, faculty, staff, & colleagues and through hosting other fundraising events.

Special Instructions:

Thank you, in advance, for your generous support!

The Kent Scriber Advanced Clinical Update Series

Additional support for the Kent Scriber Fund comes from hosting the Kent Scriber Advanced Clinical Update Series at IC. This BOC-approved conference provides necessary continuing education opportunities for athletic trainers in the upstate NY region.

Distinguished Educator & Professor Emeritus, Kent Scriber, EdD, ATC, PT, FNATA

Kent Scriber in the clinic

In the early 1970s, a young Kent Scriber graduated from Ithaca College (Physical Therapy ‘72). The next day he began his lifelong career, dedicated to IC athletic training. Starting out as the assistant AT, he rapidly moved up to head athletic trainer in 1973. Interest in formal education athletic training was steadily growing, so Kent set out to develop a nationally-approved AT education program. He was named the 1st Athletic Training Program Director at IC, with the program celebrating its 1st 3 graduates in 1978. Kent grew this program to its nationally recognized position over the course of 30+ years before stepping into the role of Clinical Education Coordinator. He retired from IC in 2015. Kent still lives in Ithaca, staying active in the athletic training profession and his personal hobbies.

His profound impact on IC, students, colleagues, and the athletic training profession is immeasurable. Thank you, Kent!!!

A Few of Kent’s Notable Honors

  • 2017: Inducted into the “49 Club”, the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame
  • 2015: Received the Edgar “Dusty” Bredbenner Jr. ’50 Distinguished Alumni Award, for alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Ithaca College
  • 2013: Received the Sayers "Bud" Miller Distinguished Educator Award, by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Executive Committee for Education
  • 2011: Named a National Athletic Trainers’ Association Fellow, for scholarly accomplishments and leadership
  • 2003: Received the Ithaca College Faculty Excellence in Service Award
  • 2000: Inducted into National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame, for bringing distinction and honor to the profession of athletic training … and valued contributions for more than a quarter century
  • 2000: Inducted into NY State Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame, in recognition of outstanding service to the profession of athletic training in New York State
  • Kent also has 2 professional awards named for him, and has held multiple keynote addresses & invited speaking engagements around U.S. and the world.

Questions?

Jennifer M. Medina McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS
Associate Professor & Director, Athletic Training Program
G65 Hill Center
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850