The New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) Honor Award recognizes a professional member who has provided significant contributions to both NEACSM and the field of exercise science, and is the highest honor bestowed by the chapter. The recipient of this award is recognized at the NEACSM Annual meeting.
2014 NEACSM Honor Award Recipient Pete Ronai
The New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) is proud to recognize Mr. Peter Ronai as the 2014 Honor Award recipient. Peter is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise Science at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Peter is an accomplished and seasoned clinical exercise physiologist and has been awarded Fellowship by the American College of Sports Medicine. He is a prolific author in the area of exercise rehabilitation and serves as editor on a number of highly regarded professional journals. He is a nationally renowned and highly sought after speaker at regional and national professional conferences lending his expertise on post-rehabilitation conditioning.
Peter has served NEACSM in numerous leadership capacities. He was Connecticut State Representative (2003-2004), Member at Large and Chair of the Membership Committee (2004-2005), President-Elect (2006-2007), President (2007-2008), Past President (2008-2009) and most recently Board of Trustee Representative (2012-2014). Peter has contributed to the growth of NEACSM in so many ways and perhaps his most noteworthy contribution came as Membership Chair in 2004. Peter conceptualized and developed the College Bowl and has been the central force behind its success over the years. It would be hard to identify another single event that has had a more immediate and substantial impact on membership engagement than the College Bowl – it has become a highlight of our fall conference and it will forever be one of Peter’s greatest legacies to the chapter. Peter’s contributions have extended well beyond the regional level – he co-founded and chaired ACSM’s Annual College Bowl in 2008 and continues to serve in this role today. Additionally he has served on numerous professional committees, most notably on ACSM’s Committee on Certification and Registry Boards and Clinical Exercise Physiology Association’s Publications Committee.
To honor his selfless dedication to his profession and the field of clinical exercise physiology, NEACSM is proud to name Mr. Peter Ronai, an accomplished practitioner, prolific author, academician, leader, and always the humble and gracious gentleman, as the recipient of the 2014 Honor Award. Congratulations Peter!
NEACSM Honor Award Recipients-
1986- Howard G. Knuttgen 1987- James A. Vogel; Beverly A. Bullen; Lyle J. Micheli; and Robert C. Cantu 1988- Lorraine Bloomquist; David N. Camaione; and Paul Thompson 1989- Kent B. Pandolf 1990- W. Jay Gillespie; and Donald Mahler 1991- Thomas Rowland 1992- Gary Skrinar 1993- Thomas Manfredi; and Lee Cunningham 1994- Nancy Clark 1995- 1996- Lawrence Armstrong 1997- Carold Ewing-Garber 1998- Linda Pescatello 1999- Priscilla Clarkson 2000- Carl Maresh 2001- Bernard Clark 2002- Robert Axtell 2003- Dino Costanzo; and Patty Freedson 2004- Deborah Riebe 2005- Nancy O'Hare 2006- Kyle McInnis 2007- Nancy Rodriquez 2008- John Castellani 2009- 2010- Charlie Chatterton 2011- Lara Carlson 2012- Robert Kenefick 2013- Stella Volpe 2014- Pete Ronai