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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
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Email: vcoleman@cofo.edu

Date: May 12, 2014

SUBJECT: C OF O ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER GARY TURBAK RECIEVES PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

By: Matt Fender        

Dr. TurbakAssociate Professor of Physical Education and Head Athletic Trainer Gary Turbak received “The Mildred Letton Wittick Professional Achievement Award” at the 107th Commencement at College of the Ozarks on May 11.

“Turbak has published articles in the field of athletic training and is recognized by his peers as one of the finest trainers in the NAIA,” said Dean of the College Dr. Eric Bolger.  “His athletic training skills have benefited the College’s athletes and students training for careers in allied health.”

The Mildred Letton Wittick Professional Achievement Award honors faculty members for their outstanding professional accomplishments, which may include research, publications, performance, creative productions and various kinds of service.

Dr. Turbak has been the Head Athletic trainer for 19 years and serves as Associate Professor of Physical Education and Athletic Trainer.  He just completed a two-year term as president of the National Board of Directors of the NAIA Trainers Association, on which he also served as vice president for four years.  The NAIA recently presented him with a “Meritorious Service Award” for his contributions to the athletic trainers.

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