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    Mike Gilmartin a recipient of the 2012 UIC
    Mike Gilmartin a recipient of the 2012 UIC

    Mike Gilmartin Garners UIC INSPIRE Award

    Nov. 1, 2012

    CHICAGO - Head Athletic Trainer, Mike Gilmartin, was one of the recipients of UIC's "INSPIRE" Award Thursday at the Employee Recognition Award Program inside the UIC Forum.

    The award recognizes individuals who exemplify UIC's core values on a daily basis through their work and attitudes. The core values are Integrity, Nurturance, Service, Pride, Intellect, Respect and Excellence.

    Gilmartin is entering his 16th season with the men's basketball program as the Head Athletic Trainer, in addition to serving as an Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine. Gilmartin joined the UIC staff in August of 1997 as the Head Athletic Trainer and was elevated to an Assistant Athletic Director in 2006.

    Despite an eight-month bout with cancer, Gilmartin remained dedicated to UIC and the student-athletes inside the department. His story set him apart in the UIC community, and earned the recognition of the "INSPIRE" Award.