Brett Carter, ATS

Brett Carter, ATS

 

  • Honaker High School & Southwest Virginia Community College
  • Hometown: Lebanon, VA
  • Activities: ATSO, Intramurals
  • Future Goals: 
    Graduate with my degree and attend graduate school for Physician Assistant Studies
  • Why Athletic Training?

Research Interest: 

  • Factors Influencing the Hiring of Athletic Trainers in Far Southwest Virginia Schools
Lauren Blakey, ATS

Lauren Blakey, ATS

  • Home Schooled
  • Hometown: Davidson, NC
  • Activities: ATSO, Swimming
  • Future Goals: 
    Become an orthopedic physical therapist and aquatic therapist.
  • Why Athletic Training?
    "I chose athletic training as my academic major because of the relationship between sports and rehabilitation. As an athlete myself, I was always curious about the human body and the mechanics of injury. With this major, I am constantly receiving clinical hours that allows me to master the classroom knowledge in a hands-on experience. In addition, athletic training is preparing me to successfully reach my aspiring future goals."
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Tori Herndon, ATS

Tori Herndon, ATS

  • Honaker High School
  • Hometown: Abingdon, VA
  • Activities: ATSO, Phi Eta Sigma, Cheer,  Head Resident Advisor, Intramurals
  • Future Goals: 
    Earn a degree in athletic training from Emory & Henry and pass the BOC exam to become a certified athletic trainer. Then, attend graduate school to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with a specialization in Pediatrics
  • Why Athletic Training? 
    "I chose athletic training as a major because I love working with people and I have always been a sports fanatic. This major allows me to experience both of these things on a daily basis. Just having the satisfaction of knowing that I am helping athletes reach their full potential and making a positive impact makes it all worth while."
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Michaela Nolte, ATS

Michaela Nolte, ATS

  • Orange High School
  • Hometown: Hillsborough, NC
  • Activities: ATSO, Swimming, Pre-Health Professions Club
  • Future Goals: 
    Become a certified athletic trainer and work in a college or clinic setting
  • Why Athletic Training? 
    "I chose athletic training because I want to be an athletic trainer after graduation. The program will prepare me for the BOC exam to become certified."
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Haley Reynolds, ATS

Haley Reynolds, ATS

  • Galax High School
  • Hometown: Galax, VA
  • Activities: ATSO, Intramurals, Alpha Beta Chi
  • Future Goals:
    Work with a high school, college, or professional football team
  • Why Athletic Training? 
    "I chose athletic training as my major because I have been involved with sports most of my life and I want to continue to be involved. My dad coached football when I was younger and I helped manage the team and that experience is what sparked my interest to want to specifically work with a football team in my future."
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Shelby Wray, ATS

Shelby Wray, ATS

 

  • Franklin County High School & Roanoke College
  • Hometown: Boone's Mill, VA
  • Activities: ATSO, Alpha Beta Chi
  • Future Goals: 
  • Why Athletic Training? 
Carson Bryant, ATS

Carson Bryant, ATS

  • Fred T Foard High School & Catawba Valley Community College
  • Hometown: Hickory, NC
  • Activities: ATSO, Baseball, Strength & Conditioning Club, Intramurals, Bass Fishing, Duck Hunting
  • Future Goals:
    Become a successful athletic trainer in the Hickory area
  • Why Athletic Training? 
    "From research, as well as coaches recommendations, I learned that this athletic training program would be rigorous and teach me the skills I would need to know to become a successful Athletic Trainer."
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Chandler Copeland, ATS

Chandler Copeland, ATS

  • Woodside High School
  • Hometown: Newport News, VA
  • Activities: ATSO, Soccer
  • Future Goals: 
    Become a certified athletic trainer in either a collegiate or high school setting
  • Why Athletic Training? 
    "I chose athletic training as my major because I can't remember a time when I was not involved in sports. I love being around athletes just like myself and honestly could not picture myself anywhere else."
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Jashaad Gilmore, ATS

Jashaad Gilmore, ATS

  • George Washington High School & Danville Community College
  • Hometown: Danville, VA
  • Activities: ATSO
  • Future Goals: 
    Earn my degree from Emory & Henry College, become a Certified Athletic Trainer and possibly go to graduate school
  • Why Athletic Training?  
    "I chose athletic training as my major because I love being around the athletic setting and want to help prevent injuries and have athletes perform to the best of their ability."
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Meg Greene, ATS

Meg Greene, ATS

  • Myers Park High School
  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC
  • Activities: ATSO
  • Future Goals: 

  • Why Athletic Training? 
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Ken Knox, ATS

Ken Knox, ATS

  • JI Burton High School
  • Hometown: Norton, VA
  • Activities: ATSO, Strength & Conditioning Club, Sigma Iota, Intramurals
  • Future Goals:  
    Receive a Bachelor's Degree from Emory & Henry College as well as attend graduate school and possibly become a nutritionist or dietitian
  • Why Athletic Training? 
    "I chose to study Athletic Training because I enjoy the sport environment that comes along with it as well I feel it will improve my credentials even I decided to choose another career along the sport path."
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Brittany Litchford, ATS

Brittany Litchford, ATS

  •  Rustburg High School & Central Virginia Community College
  • Hometown: Concord, VA
  • Activities: ATSO, Intramurals
  • Future Goals: 
    Pass the BOC and graduate from E&H. Earn a master's degree in athletic training and hopefully work for a MLB or NFL team. 
  • Why Athletic Training?  
    "Athletic Training was where I found "my place" in high school, it was something I loved and looked forward to every single day. I enjoy helping others and seeing their progress knowing it was a result of my treatment and decisions. Athletic training is a rewarding and exciting career where I will always be needed."
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Caleb Peters, ATS

Caleb Peters, ATS

  • Ringgold High School
  • Hometown: Ringgold, GA
  • Activities: ATSO, Baseball, Concert Band
  • Future Goals: 
    Attend Physical Therapy school and earn my doctorate and eventually begin my own practice
  • Why Athletic Training?  
    "I have had many previous experiences with athletic trainers throughout my athletic career in dealing with injuries. I want to help athletes just like my athletic trainer in high school helped me."
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Brandon Surber, ATS

Brandon Surber, ATS

  •  Northwood High School
  • Hometown: Saltville, VA
  • Activities: ATSO, Intramurals, Habitat for Humanity
  • Future Goals: 
    Graduate from the program in 2018 and obtain my ATC credential. Possibly go to graduate school for physical therapy or medical school.
  • Why Athletic Training?  
    "Because it gives me the ability to work with sports and athletes while learning skills for the healthcare field."
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Amethyst Crawford, ATS

Amethyst Crawford, ATS

  • North Greene High School
  • Hometown: Greeneville, TN 
  • Activities: ATSO, Volleyball, Supplemental Instructor, Health Professions Club, Strength & Conditioning Club, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Intramurals
  • Future Goals: 
    Become a Certified AT. Possibly attend graduate school for Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy
  • Why Athletic Training?  
    "I enjoy helping and working with people in a personal setting. I also love learning about the human body and the way it works and how to improve the way it works. While observing, I also realized that I loved what ATs do and I wanted to be a part of it."
 Tristian Crockett,  ATS

Tristian Crockett, ATS

  • Glenvar High School
  • Hometown: Salem, VA
  • Activities: ATSO, Football, Resident Advisor 
  • Future Goals:  
    Become a certified athletic trainer
  • Why Athletic Training?
    "I am very interested in helping athletes prevent and recover from injury."
Colin Foley, ATS

Colin Foley, ATS

  • Western Branch High School
  • Hometown: Chesapeake, VA
  • Activities: ATSO, Soccer, Orientation Leader, Intramurals 
  • Future Goals:
    Become a certified athletic trainer
  • Why Athletic Training?
    "I chose to study AT because Athletic Trainers have the privilege to build personal relationships with their athletes. The program allows for me to build these relationships while getting a great education."
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 Samantha McCauley, ATS

Samantha McCauley, ATS

  • Patrick Henry High School
  • Hometown: Glade Spring, VA
  • Activities: ATSO, Volleyball, Strength & Conditioning Club, Health Professions Club, Student Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Future Goals:
    Take the BOC to become an athletic trainer, maybe go to medical school 
  • Why Athletic Training?
    "I chose to study athletic training because it is the best major to help me pursue my career interests."
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Kaitlin Meade,  ATS

Kaitlin Meade, ATS

  • Eastside High School
  • Hometown: Coeburn, VA
  • Activities: Honors ProgramATSO, Health Professions Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Tennis, Volunteer with Highlands Fellowship
  • Future Goals:
    Receive a doctorate in an undecided field and one day work with children
  • Why Athletic Training?
    "After a medical problem in high school, I realized that the best way that I could help athletes like myself would be to study sports medicine. The athletic training program was a perfect fit and the introductory classes I had this past semester gave me clarity on my decision."
Laura Mister, ATS

Laura Mister, ATS

  • Herndon High School
  • Hometown: Herndon, VA
  • Activities: ATSO, Marching Band, Intramurals
  • Future Goals: 
    Graduate from Emory & Henry and pass the Board of Certification exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. After, work with High School athletics and possibly earn my Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree.
  • Why Athletic Training?
    "I chose to be an athletic training student because I get to have a hands-on learning experience in a way that cannot be replicated in a biology lab. I have always been interested in the physiology of the human body and I am a big sports fan. Being an athletic training student provides a fun and exciting way to learn and be engaged with the teams."
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 Asia Stephens, ATS

Asia Stephens, ATS

  • Staunton River High School & Roanoke College
  • Hometown: Bedford County, VA
  • Activities: ATSO, Basketball
  • Future Goals: 
    Become a Certified Athletic Trainer and work with college level athletes as well as with athletes who have intellectual disabilities
  • Why Athletic Training?
    "I feel like the athletic training program will give me a hands on experience with athletes and aid me in achieving my goal of being a Certified Athletic Trainer."
 Joel Tidman, ATS

Joel Tidman, ATS

  • Caroline High School & Chesapeake Bay Governor's School
  • Hometown: Milford, VA
  • Activities: ATSO, Soccer, Health Professions Club, Intramurals
  • Future Goals: 
    Become a certified Athletic Trainer. Examining the possibility of graduate school for physical therapy. Pursue a career working for a major sports team.
  • Why Athletic Training? 
    "I am greatly attracted to sports and the care and prevention of injuries. I also believe that learning more about injuries, prevention, and the mechanics of the body and movement can improve my skills as an athlete too."
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Ezekeal Vance, ATS

Ezekeal Vance, ATS

  • Richlands High School
  • Hometown: Richlands, VA
  • Activities: ATSO, Football, Health Professions Club
  • Future Goals: 
    Earn a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and possibly further my education in graduate school
  • Why Athletic Training? 
    "I choose to study AT and become part of the athletic training program because I love the idea of helping others to be at the best of their potential. I enjoy being around sport and see others do something they love and I can achieve this through the AT program."