In order to honor the legacy, commitment and productivity of the program's founder and patriarch, the Kent Scriber Athletic Training Fund (KSF) was created in 2014 to help fund curricular programming and extra academic initiatives, professional growth and education of students, staff and faculty, and student and faculty research projects that are not always covered with normal operating expenses within the Athletic Training Education Program. The KSF supports student research and attendance at professional conferences like NYSATA, EATA and NATA, supports invited professional speakers to advance our knowledge of current issues in the field, and funds extra curricular programming, like events and activities for our EquAT and InclusivAT initiative, which was started in 2016-17 to better address professional and academic issues germane to diversity and inclusion.
In 2017, we started the Emerging Clinical Scholar Grant program to help support and advance the research interests and clinical skill sets of high achieving athletic training majors. To date, the KSF has awarded funding to numerous deserving senior athletic training majors to attend a nationally renowned sport concussion conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (spring 2017), a public health forum in Brussels, Belgium, and a Baseball Injuries course in Phoenix, AZ (both, winter 2018). The fund also supports the newly created Michael Matheny Excellence in Clinical Education Award which we instituted to recognize our outstanding, dedicated and hard working Clinical Faculty and Preceptors.
The KSF is funded through the generous donations of alumni, students, families, faculty and program supporters, student led fundraising efforts and via the Kent Scriber Advanced Clinical Update Series, our annual BOC approved EBM continuing education course offered each January for certified athletic trainers by the faculty and students of the program.
If you wish to know more about the KSF, or would like to make a donation, please contact Program Director, Dr. Paul R. Geisler at 607-274-3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org OR go online NOW to make your tax deductible donation in just a few minutes time! Don't forget to put in the "Kent Scriber Fund" after clicking on the "Give to Area of Your Choice" button! In advance, THANK YOU!