The Student Affairs Committee serves as a liaison between the Educational Program Directors and the VATA. Enhancing professional development for athletic training students within the state, and developing annual programming and educational opportunities for students and AT educators.
Jenn Cuchna, PhD, MBA, MEd, LAT, ATC
Longwood University Athletic Training Program
Jenn Cuchna is beginning her third year as an Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Longwood University Athletic Training Program (Farmville, VA).
She completed her PhD at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) in Health Services Research in June 2017. Her dissertation and other related works completed at ODU pertained to the use of standardized patients in both athletic training and physical therapy curricula as a beneficial educational strategy. While at ODU she worked as a certified athletic trainer (ATC) for The Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters as a clinical outreach ATC in Virginia Beach for a local middle (Brandon) and high (Tallwood) school.
Prior to arriving to ODU, she worked at Methodist University (Fayetteville, NC) as a dual Athletic Trainer and Instructor in their undergraduate athletic training program from 2005 - 2013 working with a variety of sports teams. She also completed her MBA while at Methodist in 2012.
Prior to Methodist University, she earned a MEd. from Campbell University (Buies Creek, NC) where she served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer from 2003-2005 working with the Men's Soccer, Softball, and Wrestling teams.
Originally from Kissimmee, Florida, she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) in 2003 in Athletic Training. While at UCF she encountered a variety of experiences at local public and private high schools, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division I, and Professional Arena Football.
Jenn currently resides in Charlotte Court House, Virigina in south central Virginia.
Professional Committee Members
Carrie Hendrick - Quiz Bowl Liaison
Emily Valle - Bridgewater College
Ke'Ara Tucker - Bridgewater College
Erica Allen - George Mason University
Amanda McCombs - George Mason University
Megan Gannaway - James Madison University
James Kegley - Liberty University
Jaclyn Hillis - Longwood University
Briana Lawry - Old Dominion University
Sam Nigra - Radford University
Makenzie Larson - University of Virginia