PHYSICAL THERAPY DEPARTMENT GRADUATES
PT and PTA Alumni
The Department of Physical Therapy welcomes PT and PTA alumni from Arkansas and beyond to our web site. We would like to share news, offer events for continuing education through our web site and our Physical Therapy Alumni Newsletter. In addition, we are able to host a job listings site where job announcements can be made available to all of our graduate.
2015 Alumni Weekend
The next PT Alumni Weekend will be held during UCA Homecoming during the weekend of October 31, 2015. Please save the date!
2014 PT Student Scholarships Awarded
The Department of Physical Therapy has awarded six physical therapy student scholarships for 2014. Each scholarship is a result of gifts made generously by alumni of the physical therapy program. Recipients were recognized during the 2014 Physical Therapy Convocation ceremony held on August 8 at Reynolds Auditorium at UCA. Dr. Nancy Reese, Chairperson of the Department, presented the Joe Finnell Physical Therapy Scholarship to Cortney Barnhill and Laura Claussen, both 3rd year DPT students and to Christopher Rigsby and Taylor Wood, both second year DPT students. Dr. Margaret McGee, Associate Professor, presented the Thomas Meadows Memorial Scholarship to Taylor Wood. Nat Grubbs and his family presented the Madeline Ann Grubbs Scholarship to Laura Claussen.
DPT Convocation August , 2014
The DPT Class of 2014 celebrated their graduation on Friday, August 8 during the Physical Therapy Convocation held in Reynolds Performance Hall. Dr. James Fletcher, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy was the keynote speaker for the class of 52 graduates as well as student speaker Dana Bledsoe from the class of 2014. Alicia Austin was announced as the recipient of the class selected Outstanding DPT Student for 2014. Also during the Convocation ceremony, eighteen Student Excellence Awards were presented. Alicia Austin was presented the Leadership Excellence Award while Monique Pridgin received the Service Excellence Award. Four students were presented the Research Excellence Award including Alicia Austin, Lauren Floyd, Nick Garza and Monique Pridgin. Three students received the Clinical Excellence Award,which is nominated by clinicians, including Jonathan Curry, Logan Dockery, and Deborah Sanders. In addition, eight students received the Academic Excellence Award for achieving a 3.90 or above GPA and one student, John “Tyler” Floyd received a 4.0 GPA for the DPT program. Students, family, guests, and faculty attended a reception immediately following. UCA Commencement ceremonies were later held in the Farris Center.
Keeping in Touch
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