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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh assistant athletic trainer Jack Johnsen was recognized at the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association (WATA) annual meeting April 12 with a WATA Outstanding Educator Award.

Johnsen was selected by students at UW Oshkosh; a nomination letter was crafted from several alumni and current student comments. Johnsen has been with UW Oshkosh since 2004.

This award recognizes a member of WATA for his/her outstanding contribution to the education of athletic trainers and/or athletic training students in Wisconsin. It is only given out to one person (maximum) each year and does not have to be given out if there are no worthy nominations. Johnsen is now included a distinguished list of athletic training educators within our state universities.

“Jack is an outstanding educator in both the didactic (classroom) setting with two difficult courses and the clinical setting. He has influenced many students to stay in athletic training and pursue additional education to work in the college setting. We are very thankful for his dedication to improving the quality of our students’ education with everything that he does,” said Dr. Rob Sipe, UWO athletic training education program director.

This announcement was submitted by Dan Schmidt, professor and co-chair of kinesiology. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.