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Athletic training fund in Kinesiology will be established in nod to David Perrin’s service to UNCG

Photo of Dr. David H. PerrinDr. David H. Perrin reflected on his seven years as provost and executive vice chancellor, at the year’s final faculty meeting. “To have served as your chief academic officer for these past seven years has been the honor and privilege of my career. I shall cherish the good times, the challenging times, but most of all the faculty, staff and students who make UNCG such a special place.” He received a standing ovation.

At UNCG, he served as dean of HHP from 2001-07, when he became provost and executive vice chancellor of the university. His service as provost will come to a close this summer.

Perrin is perhaps the most well-known and productive scholar in athletic training in the United States. He has written hundreds of research articles and is the author of a number of textbooks in his discipline. His primary research interest, funded by the National Institutes of Health, has focused on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk factors in female athletes.

His professional awards from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association include the Sayers “Bud” Miller Distinguished Educator Award, the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award and the William G. Clancy, Jr., MD Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research. The association’s Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee Scholarship and its Research and Education Foundation’s Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award were named in his honor and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

In appreciation of his service to UNCG since 2001, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and friends are establishing the David H. Perrin Athletic Training Fund in the Department of Kinesiology’s Master’s in Athletic Training program in the UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences, where he holds tenure. This fund will be used for academic purposes close to Provost Perrin’s heart – recruitment and support of minority students, student research, unique educational opportunities, professional development opportunities for students, and technology advancements in athletic training instrumentation and equipment, keeping this program on the cutting edge of teaching, research, service and community engagement.

If you would like to contribute to the fund, contact Barbara Wike, director of development for the School of Health and Human Sciences, at 336-256-1272 or bjwike@uncg.edu.