December 3, 2013
We are sad to see the Thompsons leave our athletic training family, but so happy for this new journey in their life. Melissa Thompson has been the Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Advisor of Alpha Tau Sigma since 2004. Keith Thompson was our Track and Field/ Cross Country staff athletic trainer and drug test administrator for 12 years total. Keith and Melissa have been such a blessing to our program and have never hesitated to go above and beyond to help our students and program. Both have taught many of the students’ classes and have always had a passion for enhancing the knowledge of our athletic training students. They will now be moving to West Virginia where Keith has taken a position with Mylan Pharmaceuticals in Morgantown. Keith has already begun working and is working with their Quality Assurance Division. Melissa will be working on her most important job as Mom and says she will “Wait on God to open the door He wants to open”. After speaking with Melissa she says they both “Enjoyed their time here at LSU, working with the students and staff. Everyone will be missed, but we are excited for what’s in store”. Congrats on this new opportunity Thompsons and we wish you luck on this new stage in life! You will be missed.
For this year’s annual BOOzar on October 27th, member of the athletic training program dawned their favorite costumes along with other member of the athletic department to take part in a family-friendly Halloween event. Families from the Baton Rouge area where invited to play games, trick-or-treat, and visit with their favorite LSU athletes. The athletic training students set up three bowling lanes which water bottles as pins and rolls of tape as the bowling balls. The games were a hit and even Mike the Tiger played a few frames. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success and the athletic training students who participated.
Congratulations to Brandon Cazaubon, our student of the month for November! Brandon is a second year athletic training student in our program and is currently working with the Track and Field/ Cross Country team. Last year, Brandon worked at the University High Lab School. Even though Brandon is only a second year student, he has truly been stepping up as a leader through his work ethic and dedication to our program. When speaking with Brandon’s preceptor, Sarah Conrad, she said “Brandon has great work ethic. He takes initiative in all aspects of athletic training and is extremely assertive. He will do any task without complaint. Brandon also has an eagerness to learn that’s refreshing.”