Franciscan Health Sports Medicine Manager in Western Indiana, Craig Voll, Receives Athletic Training Award
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - The Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association (GLATA) honored Craig Voll, Ph.D., ATC, manager of Franciscan Health Sports Medicine in Western Indiana, with the 2018 Golden Pinnacle Award and Outstanding Educator Award.
"We are honored to have Craig working as a manager of sports medicine," says Shannon Heitmiller, director of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Services for Franciscan Health Western Indiana.
"Craig demonstrates Franciscan values by working hard to accomplish his achievements. The two awards he received demonstrate excellence in his profession, but he also exemplifies the Franciscan mission and values in daily life. Craig is a recognized role model to many athletic trainers and healthcare professionals in Western Indiana. He has been able to teach others in the organization and community about the importance of athletic training and its integral part of the sports medicine program. Craig's expertise in athletic training make him a great asset to the organization and community."
Voll has worked tirelessly with his students and fellow faculty members to increase the understanding of how their research has clinical application. Voll has served in numerous positions at the state, regional and national level, including president of both the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association and Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association. He currently serves as district-director elect for District 4 and on the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Directors.
Voll is a former president of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association and a former faculty member at the University of Indianapolis. Previously, Voll served as a staff athletic trainer and lecturer at Purdue University.
Formal criteria for the Golden Pinnacle Award includes:
- Nominees must be active members of the GLATA for a minimum of 15 years preceding nomination.
- Nominees must have served in a leadership capacity for the GLATA for a minimum of 5 years. This may include serving as an officer, committee chair/coordinator, educational program chair, etc.
- Nominees must have exhibited exemplary leadership in their service role, significantly advancing the mission and goals of the GLATA and the profession of athletic training.
Formal criteria for the Outstanding Educator Award include:
- Nominees must be active members of the GLATA for at least 5 years prior to nomination.
- Nominees must show specific evidence of making a significant educational contribution to the GLATA membership through academic presentations, published manuscripts or editorials, educational program development or other educational activities.
By Jill Akers
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