Dr. René Shingles Becomes First Black Woman In Athletic Trainers HOF

    Dr. Ren Revis Shingles made history last week as the first African American Woman inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. 

    This is the highest honor an athletic trainer can receive and be recognized for.

    While I may be the first, my goal is to ensure that I am not the last. Being an athletic trainer is about providing the highest quality of care to our patients and a tireless dedication to learning, growing and serving. That is what has been bestowed to me by my mentors, and what I hope to continue to contribute to the generations that follow, said Shingles.

    Throughout her career she has made tremendous strides. In 1987 she became one of the first African American women to become a certified athletic trainer, in 1996 she was selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee as a trainer for the games and she is also a founding member of the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee.

    Shingles joins the 2018 Hall of Fame alongside Kent Biggerstaff, LAT, ATC, Nancy Burke, MS, AT Ret., John Davis, MS, ATC, Marty Matney, MBA, LAT, ATC, Gary Reinholtz, AT Ret., and NATA Past President Jim Thornton, MA, LAT, ATC.

    Central Michigan University College of Health Professions

    Congratulations to our own Central Michigan University professor Dr. Ren Revis Shingles as she made history last week as the first African American Woman inducted into the National Athletic…

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