Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee


 The purpose of the Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors, aiming to identify and address issues relevant to the ethnically diverse populations to better serve the needs of both patients and fellow athletic trainers. EDAC advocates sensitivity toward cultural diversity, development of cultural competence within the profession and promotion of athletic trainers as leaders in issues related to cultural competence and professional diversity within the health care professions.


Members of this committee are in good standing with the LATA



Vernita Young  Mark Armour, II Victoria Ekeocha

Omowunmi Jolaoso Schlyce Mitchell Tameika Moore

Cordarius Wright

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A Century of Stories 

(from Jackie Robinson to Doug Williams )

Eugene Harvey 

Eugene Isaac Harvey was the fifth child born to George and Blanch Harvey, Berwick, Louisiana. He was educated in the public school system of St. Mary Parish, after which he entered the United States Navy. He later received recognition for his service during World War II in the form of an Honor Medal bestowed upon him by Governor Bobby Jindal. Upon completion of his military service he entered Xavier University and later the University of Indiana where he also began as an athletic trainer. Upon receiving his B.S. degree, he stayed on to complete his Masters. Harvey earned his physical therapy certificate at the American Institute of Science in Indianapolis, Indiana.

After college his first job was as an athletic trainer for the Brooklyn Dodgers and later the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the 1950's, he worked with Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson and Duke Snider. Having served in the major leagues, he joined the Grambling State University Athletic Department where served as the Athletic Trainer for men's and women's teams for a period in excess of fifty years. As Coach Eddie Robinson liked to say, "Doc always kept the Tigers healthy and ready for the next game. For Doc was as much as a part of the team as the players."

In 1980, Harvey was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame. Six years later he, was honored by the National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. Further in the summer of 2011 he was inducted in the GSU Legends Hall of Fame. Currently Harvey is listed as a candidate in the field of Sports Medicine for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

If you are interested in getting more information or would like to serve on this committee, please complete the Committee Interest form (CLICK HERE to complete an online form).
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