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MCCC's Lisa Camillone Inducted into
New Jersey Trainers' Society Hall of Fame


West Windsor, N.J. -- Lisa Camillone, of Ewing, the associate athletic director and athletic trainer at Mercer County Community College, was inducted into the Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey's (ATSNJ) Hall of Fame at the organization's recent awards banquet.

According to the ATSNJ President Eric Nusbaum, this is the highest honor in the athletic training profession in New Jersey. During the ceremony, Nusbaum said, "Lisa has dedicated herself to the profession of athletic training and served our membership well. She has been committed to improving athlete safety and health care on various fronts."

Camillone has been an active member of ATSNJ, having served as its first female president (1991-92), and as a member of the Women in Athletic Training Committee on both the state and national levels. She received the ATSNJ's Distinguished Service Award in 2006. Currently she is a member of the Athletic Training Advisory Committee for the State Board of Medical Examiners.

MCCC's Lisa Camillone accepts the Hall of Fame plaque from Karen Manista, chair of the ATSNJ's Honors and Awards Committee. Master of Ceremonies Charlie Thompson is pictured at left.

Camillone has been employed at Mercer for 29 years. MCCC Athletics Director John Simone observes that Camillone is a first-class medical professional who takes a holistic approach to treating student athletes. "Lisa has fit so much more under the umbrella of athletic trainer. She considers nutrition, fitness and students' social and emotional needs. She has been a student advocate, a mentor, an advisor and counselor. That's her legacy at Mercer."

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