Ryan “Pete” Manely has been named one of Kansas Independent College Association’s Faculty of Distinction for 2015.
Manely, director of the Athletic Training Program and of graduate studies at Sterling College, will be recognized at a workshop and award presentation Nov. 3 at the Meridian Conference Center in Newton.
The Faculty of Distinction Award was created by the Kansas Independent College Association to honor faculty from each of the 18 independent colleges in Kansas for the high degree of excellence and achievement they display.
The Faculty of Distinction Award is the newest addition to Manely’s long list of accomplishments. Manely is the current president of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics-Athletic Trainers Association and was named the NAIA-ATA Athletic Trainer of the Year for the 2010-11 academic year. He serves on the NAIA National Advisory Council and is a member of the National Cheer Safety Council.
At Sterling College, Manely is the director of the Athletic Training Program, director of graduate program development, co-chair for the Department of Exercise Science and associate professor in athletic training. Manely has produced 39 certified athletic trainers in his tenure, along with a 100 percent graduate school placement rate.