Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association ALATA eBlast News
October 9, 2008

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In This Issue:
•   Sunset Review for Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers
•   Cindy Wall - In Memory
•   Alabama Licensure Information Update
•   Deadline to Vote in SEATA Election is Oct. 15
Sunset Review for Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers

The Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers will have its “Sunset” Review on Thursday, October 16, at 10:30 a.m.  The review will be conducted in Montgomery in the Joint Briefing Room on the 8th floor at the Alabama State House, 11 South Union Street.

This is a very important hearing (occurs every four years) to assess how well the Board is functioning and its effectiveness in fulfilling its duties.  It will afford us an opportunity to address any significant issues and findings which were identified by the auditors from the Public Examiners Department and answer any questions that arise.  The Sunset Review Committee will make a recommendation to the Legislature regarding the continuation of the Board based on the hearing.

Please make every effort to attend.

Thank you.

Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers

Cindy Wall - In Memory

Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Wall

Cindy Wall, MS, ATCCynthia Ann "Cindy" Wall, 45, of Auburn, died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 24, 2008.

Born in Jacksonville, IL to William and Patricia Wall, Cindy graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1981. Cindy earned an undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine from Arizona State University in 1986 and a Masters of Science in Health and Human Performance from the University of Kentucky in 1989. Cindy joined the Auburn Athletic Department in 1991 as trainer for the Women's Basketball team, and was most recently involved in athlete rehabilitation with Dr. Mike Goodlett. Cindy was a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church.

Cindy loved people and she made them feel special. She had a giving spirit and servant heart. She made comfort quilts for cancer patients. She knitted hats for babies in intensive care. Cindy, an avid bicyclist, supported Parkinson's research by participating in the annual Bike Ride Across Georgia and Johnny Ray Century rides.

Cindy loved Auburn Athletics and the athletes she worked with, her "kids". She promised their parents they would be well cared for, and in many ways, she was like a second mom. Whether they needed surgery or had a simple sinus infection, she was always there for them.

Cindy loved quilting and the women in her quilt guild. These ladies understood the quilting fever Cindy shared with her mom, and supported Cindy's playful addiction to buying and trading exotic fabrics. The Thursday girls will always remember her.

Cindy loved her family deeply. She would travel to Florida or California to be with them at a moment's notice. Cindy loved her nephews and never missed a birthday celebration. She took every opportunity to be part of their lives.

Cindy has left an indelible mark on those around her. We will miss her genuine personality and unconventional manner.

Cindy is survived by her father, William L. Wall and his wife, Marilyn Wall; her mother, Patricia Joan Wall; her brother William Scott Wall and sister-in-law, Cynthia Wall and their children, William Hayden Wall and Jay Dalton Wall. She is also survived by her goddaughter, Michelle Glahn.

Condolences to the family may be sent in care of Cornerstone United Methodist Church. Donations may be made to "Tigers Unlimited Foundation" in memory of Cindy Wall.  If providing a donation please be sure to note that it is for the Cindy Wall Memorial Fund.

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Alabama Licensure Information Update

The Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers has a new mailing address:  P.O. Box 243011, Montgomery, Alabama  36124.

Licensure Renewal for 2009:  Applications for Renewal due by 12/31/2008.  $50 late fee for those postmarked after 12/31/2008.  Renewal packets are available on-line at

Important change regarding EMRC:  Only Board-approved courses are acceptable.  Professional Rescuer + AED by American Red Cross and BLS Healthcare Provider CPR by American Heart Association are the only courses which have received Board approval.

Deadline to Vote in SEATA Election is Oct. 15

The deadline for submitting your vote for SEATA District Director, President and Treasurer is Oct. 15, 2008.  Please vote now!  Visit for more information.