MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University Professor Julie Rochester has been selected as the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA) president-elect of her district. Her term will last until 2008, after which she will complete a two-year term as president.

            “This is an exciting leadership position that will enable me to assist in moving GLATA forward during a time where technology is at the forefront, continuing education opportunities are a challenge, and health care issues and concerns are at an all-time high,” said Rochester, who teaches in the health, physical education and recreation department.

            As president-elect, her duties include chairing various committees and fulfilling the duties of the current president upon their absence. She was elected for this position by the popular vote of the GLATA membership. When she is president in 2008, Rochester will possess full power and complete responsibility to transact all business on behalf of her district. She will also be responsible for calling meetings, implementing and mandating policies, appointing various positions, and several other tasks.

            GLATA is comprised of approximately 6,000 members from Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, and Indiana. Their mission is to enhance the quality of health care for the physically active, promote the athletic trainer, and advance the profession of athletic training through education and research in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries.

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Becky Kratz