On June 26th, the BOC Board of Directors and staff hosted a reception to honor BOC volunteers and to present the BOC Dan Libera Service Awards. The BOC Dan Libera Service Award was established in 1995 to recognize individuals who have shown dedication to the mission of the BOC. Longstanding contributions to the BOC’s programs are the primary criteria for the award. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients!
Jan Clifton, ATC
Kevin Ennis, ATC
Mike Ferrara, ATC
Bob Moss, ATC
Carol Moss, ATC
Wayne Wagner (posthumously)
Jan Clifton has 19 years of continual service to the BOC, currently having completed more than 55 Home Study Reviews since fall 2001. For the exam between June 1994 to April 2007, Jan diligently served in 22 events asexaminer, exam captain and proctor in Chicago, IL, Indianapolis, IN, and Anderson, IN. As a young professional, Jan was one of 200 ATs to participate in the 1994 Role Delineation Pilot Study. Today, Jan assists BOC candidates who are in Central Indiana with review of competencies while interning for St. Vincent Sports Performance.
Kevin Ennis is dedicated to the advancement of athletic training, locally, regionally and nationally. He began his career in athletic training in 1985 as Head Athletic Trainer and teacher at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, SC. He spent five years positively influencing numerous high school students and student athletes. In 1990, Kevin moved to Beaufort Memorial Hospital to become the Athletic Training Outreach Coordinator. Since 1990, Kevin has worked in the hospital setting and in physical therapy clinics. At each step, Kevin has continued to promote and support the educational endeavors of ATs.
Mike Ferrara served as a director on the BOC Board of Directors from 2006-2013. Ferrara has been recognized for his leadership and scholarship throughout his career spanning almost three decades. He was founding president of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy and served as president from 2000 to 2005. In addition, he was director of medical operations for the Atlanta Paralympic Games from 1995 to 1996, director of medical services for the Barcelona Paralympic Games in 1992 and medical director for the United States Disabled Sports Team at the World Athletics Championships in 1994.
Bob Moss has served the BOC since 1987. His volunteer roles include serving on the exam development committee and as an exam development online reviewer for numerous years. He encouraged fellow Dan Libera Award recipient, Carol Moss, to apply to be on the exam development committee. Bob Moss is the chair and professor of Exercise Science in Athletic Training at Albion College.
Carol Moss has served as a BOC examiner for 25 years, working at various locations including Dayton, OH, Pittsburg, PA, and Alma, MI. She has also has served on the BOC Exam Development Committee since 2005. She currently acts as the Alternative Item Type Co-Chair and works as a clinical coordinator and lecturer in athletic training at Albion College.
Wayne Wagner (posthumously) was a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) for more than 50 years and served the BOC and its mission for more than 20 years between 1984 and 2004. During that 20-year time period, he served as a Test Site Administrator for approximately 50 exams in various locations throughout District 5. Inducted into the MAATA Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Nebraska State Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame in 2000, the impact that Wayne had on the BOC and the profession of athletic training has been profound and lasting. Wayne Wagner truly was a pioneer in the athletic training profession. His commitment to his family, the profession, the athletic training student and the student-athlete spanned decades and has impacted generations of ATs. One’s legacy is not simply what is in place while one is present, but what continues after the individual has moved on. Although this nomination is made posthumously, Wayne’s legacy within the profession and his influence on the BOC will continue for years to come.