November 24, 2015
St. Johns Shepard's Market collects food to donate to those in the Baton Rouge area that are in need. Over the months of October and November, the LSU Athletic Training Students collected cans to donate to the Shepard's Market. At the conclusion of the can drive, the students and staff collected over 800 cans to donate. Some of the students also went to the Shepard's Market to personally drop off the cans. The Athletic Training Students collected and help unload their weekly donation truck. We are very proud of the amazing effort our students put into collecting cans and the incredible outcome of our drive. We are excited that our program was able to help those in need as well. Our students will be continuing to volunteer their time at the market throughout the remainder of the school year.
Congratulations to Josh Paul for receiving the Sturlese Award. This award is given to the most outstanding football athletic training student who possesses a strong work ethic, positive attitude, strong determination to work as a team, and is looked at as a role model in the classroom and on the field or in the athletic training room. When asked about what receiving this award meant to him, Josh responded, "It is a great honor to receive the Sturlese Award. I want to thank the football athletic training staff members, graduate assistants, and the Sturlese family for giving me this award. I also want to thank my fellow athletic training students at football for making it a fun and enjoyable place to work." Congratulations again Josh and the best of luck on continuing to achieve great things!
Our Student Athletic Trainer of the Month for September is Josh Paul! Josh is a second year who is currently working with LSU Football team and worked with Catholic High School last year. When asked about Josh Paul, Lauren Norton, a GA at football, said "Josh has been a great asset to the football athletic training staff. He has grown in all aspects of athletic training, in the athletic training room, on the field and in the classroom. Josh is a strong leader among his peers and is a good role model for the younger students in the program." Josh continues to grow as an athletic trainer and exemplifies great traits that an athletic trainer should posses. Evidence of this is that he was also the recipient of the 2015 Acadian Ambulance Sturlese Memorial Award. Congratulations to Josh Paul and keep up the great work!