Public Relations Committee

Committee Members



Tonia Gruppen, ATC Chair

Hope College



*The Public Relations Committee is currently looking for individuals to serve on the committee.  Please contact Tonia Gruppen at if interested.


Current Goals

- Improve grassroots public relations among MATS members, especially during March;


- Facilitate recognition of National Athletic Training Month (NATM) efforts at the MATS, GLATA, and NATA level;Long-Term Goals

- Maintain an active role on the GLATA PR Committee;

- Maintain current text, documents, etc. on the new MATS website;

- Play an active role on the GLATA Public Relations Committee;

- Update current public relations documents at the MATS, GLATA, and NATA levels


- Maintain at least 2-3 annual PR committee meetings/conference calls;

- Maintain the reputation of the MATS website as an up-to-date resource for MATS members;
- Facilitate communications regarding Athletic Training Licensure in the state of Michigan;
- Respond to the needs of health care and athletic training in Michigan
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