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Trustee Candidate: Student

Evan Hilberg, M.S.
Assistant Lab Coordinator
Linfield College
McMinnville, OR

1. Please list your previous service to ACSM.
My service to the College began in 2011 when I was elected as the National Student Rep for the Northwest Chapter of ACSM. I served on the ACSM Northwest annual meeting planning committee for the 2012 and 2013 meetings in addition to organizing and running the student quiz bowl. As a part of the National Student Rep position, I served as a voting member on the Student Affairs Committee. In 2012, I was selected by the Student Affairs Committee to be the chairperson and will maintain that leadership role through the 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando. I also serve as a member on the Student Quiz Bowl planning committee and the ACSM Membership Committee.
2. What is ACSM’s greatest strength and how would you make that aspect of the organization even stronger?
One of ACSM’s finest qualities is the vast membership that they represent. The College provides great opportunity to students, young professionals, researchers, faculty, clinicians, and others. The College is focused on bringing the highest quality education and opportunity to their constituents and this is apparent through the specific programming and meetings the College holds or co-sponsors. The greatest strength the College possesses is the ability to empower students in the field of sports medicine and give them a head start on their careers. The multitude of programming options available at Annual Meetings along with scholarships and networking opportunities makes it a great outlet for students to begin their careers in the field. I will work effortlessly to further bridge the gap between students finishing their respective schooling and joining the professional world by advocating for specific programming and resources to the Board. I will also work very closely with the Student Affairs Committee to gain a better insight into what those needs are for students as they transition and look for their guidance when forming a plan of action. Students are the future doctors, researchers, and fitness professionals and it is the College’s responsibility to help provide them with the resources they need to launch into their careers.
3. ACSM works closely with many other organizations, including associations, companies, philanthropies, and governmental agencies. Indicate those organizations/companies/agencies for which you play an advisory, consulting, or leadership role.

I currently do not play an advisory, consulting, or leadership role in other associations within the sports medicine field. As my young career progresses, I will look for opportunities to be involved with the closely tied organizations and agencies that share mutual goals and objectives with the College. I am a firm believer in inter-disciplinary approaches and believe that there is much to be gained in the field of sports medicine through these symbiotic relationships.

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