Congratulations to the 2015 Award Winners
Ed Abramoski Scholarship Award – Daniel Camillone – College at Brockport
NYSATA Scholarship – Samantha Calvet – Hofstra University
District II Award – Bennett Quigley – Canisius College
Thomas J. Sheehan Jr. Award – Said Hamdan, MS, ATC – Long Island University
2014- 2015 Scholarship Winner Biographies
Bennett Quigley is currently in his second year in Canisius College’s Athletic Training program and has earned a sensational 3.93 grade point average. He possesses well-rounded clinical assignments including football at Erie Community College and several other contact programs at Canisius. The Director of Sports Medicine at Canisius, Andy Smith, has this to say about Bennett, “I place him in an elite group of Allied Health Care Professional Students I have worked with over my tenure, not only for his outstanding intellectual ability and drive to excel but also for the clinical and empirical knowledge he continually displays.” Bennett was named the Canisius College Athletic Training MVP for the 2013-14 school year and has earned high honors with distinction as well. It is my pleasure to present the District II Scholarhip to Bennett Quigley.
Daniel Camillone is also in his second year in the Athletic Training program at the College at Brockport. Dan’s grade point average of 3.91 at Brockport is impressive. When describing Daniel one of Dan’s professors, Craig Mattern, said the following, “While Daniel is clearly successful in the classroom, he is also a comprehensive student engaged in a variety of activities on campus. He is a resident assistant in one of our dormitories, works as a fitness facility supervisor in two locations on campus, and is also actively engaged the leadership development program here at the College at Brockport.” Dan has worked at the New York State Games for the Physically Challenged as well as had clinical assignments at Brockport with Gymnastics, wrestling and soccer. He has been honored with placement on the dean’s list with honors. It is my pleasure to present the Ed Abramoski Scholarship to Daniel Camillone.
Samantha Calvet is a third-year student in the Athletic Training program at Hofstra University and has earned a grade point average of 3.80. Samantha has been able to succeed at Hofstra while having the somewhat rare distinction of also being a varsity student-athlete. There is no doubt that this is a very difficult task and she has been able excel despite significant time constraints. The program coordinator at Hofstra, Kristin LoNegro describes Samantha in this way: “She never gives up on a problem or task and has an unquenchable thirst to learn and practice her athletic training skills. Her maturity, reliability, professional demeanor, and knowledge has earned her the trust and respect of fellow students, student-athletes, and supervising Certified Athletic Trainers.” Samantha has provided care to both women’s lacrosse and men’s basketball at Hofstra as well as work with the wrestling program at Nassau Community College. She has been named to the Dean’s List at Hofstra on several occasions. It is my pleasure to present the NYSATA Scholarship to Samantha Calvet. Sam was unable to attend this weekend. Accepting on her behalf is Jayne Ellinger, Associate Professor.