Hall of Fame
On Saturday, February 11th, two new members were inducted into the Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame. The inductees of the Class of 2017 are Ashley Kaminski Burin '01 D.P.T., M.B.A. of East Cobb, Ga., and JoAnn Sienkiewicz '91 B.A. of Delran, N.J.
The induction ceremony took place at 2 p.m. in the Hurley Room of the Cannon Student Center on campus. The event was sponsored by Novant Health, the Catawba College Athletics Department and the Catawba College Athletic Training Program.
Catawba's Athletic Training Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class in 2011. Previous inductees include Gary Blabon '91 of Salisbury; Dr. Dan Burks '93 of Salisbury; Chris Felix '92 of Audubon, N.J.; Dr. Jolene Miller Henning '96 of Jamestown; Scott McCall '93 of Charlotte; and Holly Stump '98 of Lithia, Fla.; Jim Bradley '86 of Mebane; John Lukowski '92 of Irmo, S.C.; Angela Shirk Sneed '93 of Mooresville; Jeff Tucker '90 of Jensen Beach, Fla.; Bryan Fass '95 of Davidson; Carrie Graham of Coventry, Conn.; Ronald Ogrodowicz '96 of Stratford, Conn.; Richard Sharpnack '95 of Pitman, N.J.; Sandra Cash Campbell '87 of Elberton, Ga.; Matthew Schaller '98 of Knoxville, Tenn.; Shawn Fitzgerald '95 of Wilmington; and Andrew Sylvester '98 of Duncansville, Pa.
Following are the achievements of the 2017 inductees:
Ashley Kaminski Burin '01 D.P.T., M.B.A.
Ashley Kaminski Burin is the Clinic Director for Physiotherapy Associates in East Cobb, Ga., a position she has held since 2007. She has been recognized multiple times by her employer for excellent performance in the workplace.
She was a Physiotherapy Associates President's Club Award winner for each year between 2010 and 2015. She was awarded the Peer Excellence Clinic Director Award in 2011, and the Georgia Clinician of the Year in 2015 by Physiotherapy Associates.
Prior to her current position, she was employed as a Staff Physical Therapist for Physiotherapy Associates in Atlanta, Ga., from 2004-2005, and as Clinical Director for Physiotherapy Associates in Canton, Ga., from 2005-2007.
Burin graduated summa cum laude from Catawba where she received the Braun Physics Award and captained the college swim team. She went on to earn a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., in 2004, and then earned her M.B. A. from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., in 2008.
JoAnn Sienkiewicz '91 B.A.
JoAnn Sienkiewicz is employed as Athletic Trainer and Health & Physical Education Teacher for the Burlington County Institute of Technology, a position she has held since 1990. She was named Teacher of the Year for Burlington County Institute of Technology in 2010.
Prior to her current position, she served as Athletic Trainer and Clinical Outreach to Moorestown Friends High School through Nova Care Rehabilitation in Moorestown, N.J., between 1992 and 1998. She earned her teacher certification in Health & Exercise Science (K-12) from Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., in 1999.
She received certification as a Personal Trainer and as a Pre/Postnatal Exercise Specialist from American Fitness Professional and Associates in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Following her graduation from Catawba, she served from 1991-1992 as an Intern and an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the College Athletic Department.
On Saturday, February 27, two new members were inducted into the Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame. The induction of the Class of 2016 took place in the Hurley Room of the Cannon Student Center on campus.
The 2016 inductees are Shawn Fitzgerald ’95 of Wilmington, N.C., and Andrew Sylvester ’98 of Duncansville, Pa.
Catawba’s Athletic Training Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class in 2011. Previous inductees include Gary Blabon ’91 of Salisbury; Dr. Dan Burks ’93 of Salisbury; Chris Felix ’92 of Audubon, N.J.; Dr. Jolene Miller Henning ’96 of Jamestown; Scott McCall ’93 of Charlotte; and Holly Stump ’98 of Lithia, Fla.; Jim Bradley ’86 of Mebane; John Lukowski ’92 of Irmo, S.C.; Angela Shirk Sneed ’93 of Mooresville; Jeff Tucker ’90 of Jensen Beach, Fla.; Bryan Fass ’95 of Davidson; Carrie Graham of Coventry, Conn.; Ronald Ogrodowicz ’96 of Stratford, Conn.; Richard Sharpnack ’95 of Pitman, N.J.; Sandra Cash Campbell ’87 of Elberton, Ga. and Matthew Shaller ’98 of Knoxville, Tenn.
The induction ceremony is sponsored by the Catawba College Athletics Department and the Catawba College Athletic Training Program.
Following are the achievements of the 2016 inductees:
Shawn Fitzgerald ’95 B.A., P.A.
Shawn Fitzgerald is a Physician Assistant at Carolina Sports Medicine in Wilmington, North Carolina. He joined the Carolina Sports Medicine Practice in 2002.
Shawn earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sports Medicine from Catawba College in 1995. Following graduation, he was the athletic trainer for the Florence Flames minor league baseball club for the now defunct South Atlantic League.
Shawn completed his physician assistant education at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa, in 2002. In 2001, he was the Nathanial Alston and the Margaret Briggs Foundation Scholarship Award recipient and a six-time member of the Dean’s List at Marywood University. Fitzgerald completed many of his clinical rotations as a physician assistant at Duke University and his orthopedic rotations with Triangle Orthopedics and the Miller Clinic.
He is currently the Director of Carolina Sports Medicine Outreach Programs for New Hanover, Columbus, Onslow and Duplin counties. He provides sports medicine services directly to Hoggard High School, Ashley High School, Wallace Rose Hill High School and North Brunswick High School. He is a former vice-president and board member for the Sharing Our Bounty in Wilmington, a non-profit organization that provides furniture, appliances, home goods, and clothing to those in-need. Shawn currently serves as preceptor for the Marywood University Physician Assistant Program and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Athletic Training Program.
He is married to Kerry Fitzgerald and they have three children, Macie, age 12; Ella, age 10; and Avery, age 8. The Fitzgeralds reside in Wilmington.
Andrew Sylvester ’98 B.S., B.S.N.
Andrew Sylvester is a registered nurse and certified flight nurse with 15 years of practical experience in emergency, prehospital and air-care medical services. He is currently the unit director of the 13-bed emergency department for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Bedford Memorial Hospital in Bedford, Pa.
Andrew earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Catawba College in 1998. Following his graduation from Catawba, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Radford University in Virginia in 2000.
After graduating from Radford University, Sylvester was a flight nurse for Stat Medevac in Altoona, Pa., and staff nurse for UPMC Altoona in Altoona. He has served as an emergency department staff and a critical care nurse for Altoona Regional Hospital and a Med-Surg and ICU Staff Nurse at UPMC Bedford Hospital.
Andrew has been awarded the STAT MEDEVAC Safety Award and serves as a flight nurse preceptor. He is currently the president of the Duncansville, Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire Department and is an active member of the Everett Lions Club in Everett, Pa.
Married to wife Jessica, the couple has two children, Peyton, age 3, and Sydney, age 10 months. The Sylvesters reside in Duncansville, Pa.
Two new members were inducted into the Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame on Feb. 28. The induction of the Class of 2015 took place in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus.
The 2015 inductees are Sandra Cash Campbell ’87 of Elberton, Ga. and Matthew Schaller ’98 of Knoxville, Tenn.
Catawba’s Athletic Training Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class in 2011. Previous inductees include Gary Blabon ’91 of Salisbury; Dr. Dan Burks ’93 of Salisbury; Chris Felix ’92 of Audubon, N.J.; Dr. Jolene Miller Henning ’96 of Jamestown; Scott McCall ’93 of Charlotte; and Holly Stump ’98 of Lithia, Fla.; Jim Bradley ’86 of Mebane; John Lukowski ’92 of Irmo, S.C.; Angela Shirk Sneed ’93 of Mooresville; Jeff Tucker ’90 of Jensen Beach, Fla.; Bryan Fass ’95 of Davidson; Carrie Graham of Concord, N.C.; Ronald Ogrodowicz ’96 of Stratford, Conn.; and Richard Sharpnack ’95 of Pitman, N.J.
The induction ceremony is being sponsored by the Catawba College Athletics Department and the Catawba College Athletic Training Program.
Following are the achievements of the 2015 inductees:
Sandra Cash Campbell ’87 M.Ed. ATC, LAT
Sandra “Sandy” Cash Campbell is the Head Athletic Trainer and Instructor in the Kinesiology Department at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia. She joined the Emmanuel College Athletic Department in 2011.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Catawba College in Health/P.E. in 1987. She was one of the first students to enter the Sports Medicine Studies at Catawba receiving a minor in Athletic Training. She received a M.A. from Furman University in 1990 where she was a graduate assistant in the Sports Medicine program and again, was one of the beginning graduate students entering their Exercise Science Studies. Prior to attending Furman University, Sandy was employed as an Athletic Trainer at Vaughn Buchannan and Shelly Sports Medicine Clinic in Greenville, S.C.
Sandy was a Health & Physical Education teacher and the first certified Athletic Trainer hired in the Greenville County School System at Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville, S.C. from 1990-1992. After marriage, she moved to Elberton Ga., and was employed at Elbert County Comprehensive High School in 1992 as a Health and Physical Education Instructor as well as the first certified Athletic Trainer hired in the Elbert County School System.
In 1995, she developed a Wellness program and became the Wellness Director for Elbert Memorial Hospital. She began their Cardiac Rehabilitation Program which included providing outreach services to area schools.
Her passion lies in the clinical assessment of athletic injuries, and managing therapeutic and rehabilitation programs.
Sandy is married to Dr. Eddie Campbell DMD, FAGD and has two daughters, Taylor and Maggie. They have been married 22 years and live in Elberton, Ga.
Matthew “Matt” Schaller, ’98 M.S., ATC
Matthew Schaller is the Clinic Director for the Tennessee Orthopedic Clinics in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is a 1998 Catawba College graduate with a B.A. in Sports Medicine and a minor in Biology.
Schaller completed his Master of Science degree from the University of Tennessee in Sports Administration in 2000. While attending the University of Tennessee, Matt was a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the football, men’s swimming & diving, and the men’s varsity tennis teams.
Upon graduating from the University of Tennessee, he was employed by St. Mary’s Health System of Knoxville, Tennessee as an athletic trainer providing outreach healthcare services to five area high schools. In 2002, Matt was promoted to the Sports Medicine Coordinator position and he helped create positions for certified athletic trainers for the Knoxville area schools and he provided educational workshops and clinic in sports medicine for area coaches.
In 2005, he took a position as the Sports Medicine Coordinator at Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics/TOC Spine with duties including, marketing, recruiting additional medical providers, overseeing athletic training healthcare services for additional Knoxville area high schools, and working with the University of Tennessee REC Sports Department. Since 2009, he has served as a Clinic Director with Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics/TOC Spine. In addition, Matt serves as the athletic trainer for the University of Tennessee’s Men’s Rugby team.
Matt is married to Morgan Schaller and they reside in Knoxville, Tenn.
The 2014 inductees are Ronald Ogrodowicz '96 of Stratford, Conn., and Richard Sharpnack '95 of Pitman, N.J. Following are the achievements of the 2014 inductees:
Ronald J. Ogrodowicz, MPT, OCS, ATC, LAT, CSCS
- Ron Ogrodowicz was an outstanding athletic training student at Catawba College from 1992-1996.
- Earned an additional Bachelor of Science Degree in Health & Science Studies from Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn., in 2001.
- Earned a Masters' of Physical Therapy Degree from Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn., in 2003.
- Head Athletic Trainer at Quinnipiac University from 1997-2004. Promoted to Assistant Athletic Director in 2000.
- Site coordinator & Senior Physical Therapist for HealthSouth located in Shelton, Conn., from 2004-2007.
- Manager for Select Physical Therapy in Shelton Conn., from 2007-2012 and Stratford, Conn., from 2012-Present.
- Earned his Orthopedic Certification Specialist from the APTA/American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2011 and his Certification in Strength & Conditioning from the NSCA in 1997.
Richard Sharpnack, ATC
- Richard Sharpnack was an outstanding athletic training student at Catawba College from 1991-1995.
- Head Athletic Trainer at Palmyra High School in Marlton, N.J., from 1995-1998.
- Manager and Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning for Bally's Total Fitness
- Deptford, N.J., from 1997-1998.
- Physician Extender & Orthopedic Technician for Paul Marchetto, M.D. in Marlton, N.J., and Philadelphia, Pa., from 1997-2002.
- Owner and Business Director of Velocity Sports Performance, Cherry Hill, N.J., and Washington Township, N.J., from 2002 – present.
- Director of the Sports Medicine Program for the Rothman Institute Marlton, N.J., and Philadelphia, Pa., from 2010 – present.
- Coordinator of sports medicine coverage for 3 professional teams, 7 colleges/universities and 35 high schools in the Philadelphia, Pa., area. Coordinator and Facilitator for the Philadelphia Eagles/Rothman Institute Sports Medicine Annual Symposium and the Philadelphia Phillies/Rothman Institute Sports Medicine Annual Symposium.
Bryan Fass '95
Carrie Graham '95
Jim Bradley '86
John Lukowski '92
Angela Shirk Sneed '93
Jeff Tucker '90
Gary Blabon '91
Dr. Dan Burks '93
Chris Felix '92
Dr. Jolene Henning '96
Scott McCall '93
Holly Stump '98