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Mikayla Patterson

Manchester senior awarded athletic training scholarship

Mikayla Patterson, a Manchester University senior from Brownsburg, Ind., was presented with the Dwayne Dixon Professional Education Scholarship by the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association on Nov. 11.

Patterson is an athletic training major with plans to obtain a doctorate in athletic training and teach at the university level.

At the luncheon in Carmel, Ind., Patterson received her $1,000 award and watched the IATA’s Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.

“Today I learned what it truly means to be dedicated and to love what you do. As I listened to stories told by the Hall of Fame inductees, Dee Mahoney and Adam Thompson, I witnessed true passion from those athletic trainers,” Patterson said. “I’m thankful for the support of my peers, professors, and family that push me to excel academically and personally.”

Her time studying athletic training has been memorable. She has been a student athletic trainer for the MU football team, men’s soccer team and Whitko High School winter sports teams.

For her, what sets Manchester’s program apart is the students’ hands-on experiences. She describes many of her observations as uplifting and inspiring, and she sees the potential mentorship between student-athlete and athletic trainer as an opportunity to change lives. 

This January session, Patterson will join Associate Professor Jeffrey Beer’s International Sports Medicine travel class to Greece and Italy. She looks forward to studying abroad before returning for the spring semester and committing most of her time to studying for the Board of Certification, the exam necessary to become a certified athletic trainer. Being a Manchester student has prepared her well – MU’s athletic trainers have a 93 percent pass rate on the national exam. 

In her scholarship application, Patterson wrote, “I love Manchester and am grateful for all of the knowledge I have gained through my clinical experiences. I am especially thankful for the athletic training faculty and staff for educating me such that I am confident in my ability and desire to pursue this profession.” 

Mikayla embodies the Manchester values of learning, service and community, and she will continue to represent the University well as she moves into the next phase.

About Manchester

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu . 

Press release prepared by Maddy Minehart, a student assistant in the Office of Strategic Communications.


Manchester University’s Master of Athletic Training (MAT) Program is packing up its bags and will take residence next fall at its Fort Wayne, Ind., campus.

November 2018