Roger and Cathy Kalisiak Alumni Lecture Series

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The Roger and Cathy Kalisiak Alumni Lecture Series provides funding to bring recognized experts in the field of athletic training to campus to address students, alumni, faculty, staff and the general public about trends and issues in the field. The lecture series was established by NIU athletic training alumnus Roger Kalisiak and his wife, Cathy, to ensure that students and others interested in athletic training have the opportunity to interact with and learn from recognized experts working in the field.

Past Presenters

Year Name Position/Company
2020 Craig Voll Manager of Sports Medicine, Franciscan Health
Andrea Kovalsky (B.S.'11) Communications Director, Illinois Athletic Trainers Association
2019 Brian Babka Medical Director, Northern Illinois University Intercollegiate Athletics
Jordan Anderson (B.S.'11) Assistant Athletic Trainer, New Trier Township High School
2018 Kathy Dieringer Co-owner of D&D Sports Medicine
2017 Bob Gray Coordinator of Athletic Training Community Affairs for Cleveland Clinic Sports Health
2016 Malissa Martin Associate Vice Provost Professor, Athletic Training at Rocky Mountain University of Health
Katie Scott (B.S.'11) Athletic Trainer in Residence, National Athletic Trainers Association
2015 Thomas Weidner Chair, School of Kinesiology, Ball State University
2014 Paul Schmidt (B.S.'92) Head Men's Basketball Athletic Trainer at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2013 Julie Rochester Director, Athletic Training Education Program at Northern Michigan University
2012 Paul Plummer Certified Athletic Trainer and Supervisor of St. Vincent Sport Performance Physicians in Indianapolis
2011 Richard Ray Athletic Trainer and Professor of Kinesiology at Hope College
2010 Tory Lindley Associate Athletic Director and Director of Athletic Training Services, Northwestern University
2009 Mike Braid (B.S.'89) Certified Athletic Trainer at i'move
2008 Marjorie J. Albohm National Athletic Trainers' Association President 2008-2012
2007 Mark Gibson Assistant Professor, Athletic Training, UW LaCrosse
2006 Kathy Schniedwind Former Head Athletic Trainer for Illinois State University