Brett Knight, MS, AT, ATC

Brett Knight is the Head Athletic Trainer and an Instructor of Athletic Training. Brett is a 2008 graduate of Alma College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. Brett then attended Western Michigan University, where he completed a master’s degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine with an emphasis in Athletic Training in 2010. After his graduate work, Brett was hired at NCAA Division III affiliate North Carolina Wesleyan College where he was an Assistant Athletic Trainer overseeing the healthcare of the football and baseball programs

Brett is certified instructor by the American Red Cross for First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and also serves as a Preceptor for the Athletic Training Education Program. He teaches First Aid and CPR, along with one Athletic Training Clinical Course. His primary sport responsibilities are Football, Men’s Basketball, and Softball. Brett resides in Elwell with his wife, Danielle, who is also an Alma College alumna. Brett can be reached at (989) 463-7288 or knightbd@alma.edu.

Drew Curry, MS, AT, ATC

Drew Curry returned to Alma College in 2009 as the Integrative Physiology and Health Sciences Lab Coordinator and Assistant Athletic Trainer. She is a 2008 graduate of Alma College where she earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training. She continued her education at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania where she earned her master’s degree in athletic training in 2009.

In addition to her certified athletic trainer status, Drew is a Certified American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED instructor as well as a Professional Rescuer. She teaches Principles of Athletic Training, and clinical courses within the Athletic Training Program. Furthermore, she also teaches Human Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Research Methods and physiology laboratories within the IPHS Department. Her primary sport assignment is the Alma College Women's Soccer Program, where she also supervises the clinical experiences of the Athletic Training students.

Drew resides in St. Johns with her husband, Derek Curry, and can be reached at (989) 463-7870 or curryde@alma.edu.

Danielle Knight, MS, AT, ATC, PES

Danielle Knight returned to Alma College in August 2012 and is currently the Director of Clinical Instruction for the Athletic Training Program, Instructor of Athletic Training and Assistant Athletic Trainer. She is a 2010 graduate of Alma College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training. Danielle thereafter attended California University of Pennsylvania where she completed a master’s degree in athletic training in 2011. Danielle previously worked at Orthopedic Rehab Specialists in Jackson, Mich., and as the athletic trainer at Grass Lake High School.

Danielle teaches First Aid and CPR along with multiple Athletic Training clinical courses and serves as a preceptor for the Athletic Training Education Program. She is a certified instructor by the American Red Cross for First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Her primary sport coverage is Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Lacrosse.

Danielle resides in Elwell with her husband, Brett, who is also part of the Alma College Athletic Training Services staff. Danielle can be reached at (989) 463-7429 or knightdn@alma.edu.

Brady Hopkins, MS, AT, ATC

Brady Hopkins joined the Alma College staff in 2013 as an Assistant Athletic Trainer. He is a 2011 graduate of Coe College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in athletic training and physical education (fitness development).

He then attended Eastern Illinois University, where he completed a master's degree in Sports Administration in 2013

Brady's primary sport responsibilities include football, wrestling, baseball and cheerleading. He can be reached at (989) 463-7430 or hopkinsbc@alma.edu.

Allison Strouse, MS, AT, ATC

Allison Strouse joined the Alma College staff in the summer of 2013 as an Assistant Athletic Trainer. Allison received her Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. She then moved to Toledo, OH, where she completed her Master's degree in exercise science. While at the University of Toledo, she worked as a graduate assistant assigned to women's swimming and diving and men's and women's tennis. In 2012, Allison was employed at the University of Michigan as a post-graduate intern, and worked with the men's and women's cross country and track and field teams.

For the Scots, she primarily works with the men's soccer, women's basketball, men's lacrosse and the cross country and track and field teams.

She resides in Mt. Pleasant and can be reached at (989) 463-7430 or strouseam@alma.edu.

Denny Griffin, MA, AT, ATC

Denny Griffin began his tenure at Alma College in 1983 and is an assistant athletic trainer. Mr. Griffin earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and physical education from Hope College. He holds a master’s degree from Western Michigan University and is a certified athletic trainer. Denny supervises several Clinical Experiences of the Athletic Training Students and teaches the multiple Athletic Training course in the Athletic Training major.

Denny resides in Alma with his wife, Tammy. His daughter, Erin, attends Alma High School, while his son, Shaun, is currently attending Western Michigan University. Denny can be reached at (989) 463-7988 or at griffin@alma.edu.

Phillip Andre, MS, AT, ATC

Phil Andre joined the Alma College athletic training staff in 2007. He is the Director of the Athletic Training Program. He completed his undergraduate degree at The Pennsylvania State University in 2001 and earned his master’s degree in kinesiology from Michigan State University in 2005. Currently, he is enrolled in the Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership at Central Michigan University. Phil previously worked as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Olivet College and Head Athletic Trainer at East Lansing High School.

Phil teaches a first year Seminar, Orthopedic Assessment I, Orthopedic Assessment II, two athletic training clinical courses, Senior Seminar, and the Therapeutic Modalities & Therapeutic Exercise laboratories in the Athletic Training major within the Integrative Physiology and Health Science Department. Clinically, Phil is involved with student-athlete rehabilitations. He also supervises clinical experiences of the Athletic Training Students.

Phil resides in Alma with his wife, Sandy, and daughter Abby, and can be reached at (989) 463-7430 or andre@alma.edu.

Maggie Ross, PA-C

Maggie Ross is the Physician Assistant at the Wilcox Medical Center on the campus of Alma College. She earned her undergraduate degree from Kenyon College and attended Physician Assistant School at Central Michigan University. She also helps teach units on General Medical Conditions and Public Heath with the Athletic Training Education Program.

Maggie can be reached at (989) 463-7181 or mross@alma.edu.

Amber Herman, RN-ADN

Amber Herman is the Registered Nurse at the Wilcox Medical Center on the campus of Alma College. She earned her degree from Mid-Michigan Community College. She also instructs units on General Medical Conditions and Public Health within the Athletic Training Education Program.

Amber can be reached at (989) 463-7181 or herman@alma.edu.

Dr. Gerrit Vanderlugt, DO

Dr. Vanderlugt is the Alma College Athletic Training Team Physician. He received his medical degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Mo. (DO, 1979), and completed his internship at Osteopathic Hospital, South Bend, Ind. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of General Practice and is the medical director of the Wilcox Medical Center on campus. He has been a team physician for Alma College since 1983 and also acts as a clinical instructor for the Athletic Training Education Program.