Marion Vruggink earned a bachelors degree from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree at Indiana University. After graduation from IU, Marion began her career in 1979 at Northwestern University as an assistant athletic trainer. In 1982, she moved back to Indiana and became the Head Athletic Trainer at West Lafayette Junior / Senior High School. Professionally, Marion served as the first IATA Communications Chair (1996 – 1998) overseeing publications, web site, public relations and the emissary program. From 1998 – 2006, she served as the Public Relations Director for the district association (GLATA) and represented District Four on the NATA Public Relations Committee. Marion has served on the GLATA History and Archives Committee since 2006 and in 2010 was appointed the IATA History and Archives Chair.