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K-State Today

December 7, 2018

Jordan inducted into Kansas Athletic Trainers' Society's Hall of Fame

By College of Human Ecology

Shawna Jordan

Shawna Jordan, assistant dean in the College of Human Ecology, was recently inducted into the Kansas Athletic Trainers' Society's Hall of Fame.

Jordan, along with fellow inductee, Amy Cahill, are the first women inducted into the Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to the pioneers of the profession in the state of Kansas who have served the profession, their patients, workplaces and that state with distinction.

As a member of the society, Jordan has held numerous roles including the Student Leadership Council advisor, symposium committee member and quiz bowl director. She currently serves as the KATS Practice Act task force chair. She has been a representative for the state at the district level, giving presentations and serving in volunteer roles. At the national level, she serves as a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education site visitor and a reviewer for the National Athletic Trainers' Association Educators' Conference.

Jordan currently serves as assistant dean of student support and assistant professor of athletic training in the College of Human Ecology. She helped to develop the undergraduate athletic training program at K-State and served as the program director for 13 years before moving to the dean's office. She has won numerous awards on campus for her time in athletic training including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

The Kansas Athletic Trainers' Society was founded in 1980 to advance the profession of athletic training in the state of Kansas. The society is composed of highly skilled health care professionals who are nationally certified and licensed to practice in the state of Kansas to advance, encourage, and improve the profession of athletic training and promote sports health and safety. Its mission is to help assure top quality health care to the physically active in Kansas, and to promote an increased awareness of the profession of athletic training to the citizens of the state of Kansas.