The College is pleased to announce that online student Zachary Chase has been chosen to speak on behalf of the online graduating class at the College’s Commencement on May 8, 2021. His speech will be pre-recorded and shown the day before on the Commencement website.

Zachary Chase, 2021 Online Student Commencement speakerZack will earn a Master of Science in Education this spring. He feels that obtaining this degree will help him in his work with student athletes.

Zack, who was hired as an assistant athletic trainer at SJC prior to the start of the 2017-18 academic year, brings seven years of athletic training experience to his role. After earning a B.S. in athletic training from the University of New England in 2013, he served as the head athletic trainer at Bonny Eagle High School for three years (2013-16).

Prior to joining Saint Joe’s, Zack worked as an athletic trainer at the United Medical Gym as a clinical exercise assistant. While there, he evaluated client needs and prescribed medical-based programs to members that were designed to obtain optimal health and wellness. Zack is also a certified strength and conditioning coach, and he serves as the assistant strength and conditioning coach to all of the athletes on campus.

Zack is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, Maine Athletic Trainers Association, and the National Strength Conditioning Association.

Originally from Old Orchard Beach, he currently lives in Biddeford, Maine, with his wife Haley.