April 30, 2009

Athletic Training Honor Society Chartered at SLU

Saint Louis University has been granted a charter in Iota Tau Alpha. The NATA recognizes Iota Tau Alpha as the National Honor Society for Athletic Training Education. The society was created in 2005 by John Anderson at Troy University for students pursuing a degree in athletic training. Currently, the society has chapters at 29 schools and over 500 members.

The Alpha Iota chapter of Iota Tau Alpha conducted its first initiation ceremony at SLU on Thursday, April 30, 2009.

The Objectives of Iota Tau Alpha are:

  • To function as an honor and professional society for students of Athletic Training Education
  • To stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in Athletic Training Education
  • To promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations of the Society's activities among students of Athletic Training Education

The chapter officers are: Kemba Noel-London (secretary), Leslie Stovall (president), Keri O'Keefe (vice president) and Jacob Blasingame (treasurer)

Dr. Mark Reinking, Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, had a few words of wisdom for the initiates just prior to the ceremony.

J.J. Hannigan signing the Roll Book.

Receiving pins from Leslie Stovall, Chapter President.


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its very good blot about "Welcome to the Athletic Training Education Program at Saint Louis University, Regards.

Anonymous said...

Your standards to become a member of what you call a "Honor Society" are too low, you do not recognition by the ACHS (Association of College Honor Societies):The Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), founded in 1925, is the nation's only certifying agency for college and university honor societies. ACHS sets standards for organizational excellence and for scholastic eligibility for the various categories of membership: general, specialized, leadership, freshman, and two-year honor societies. To assure member participation in governance, honor societies must be structured on a membership basis so that the interests of individual members are advanced.

Members and society-at-large are protected by the standards of excellence of the Association of College Honor Societies. Not all organizations calling themselves "honor societies" subscribe to the high honors' standards of ACHS. Candidates for membership should assure that the honor society in question meets the rigorous standards of ACHS—both the business model and the scholastic eligibility criteria.

Before you can really call yourself an honor society, I would suggest that you become accredited.