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.
2012 Physical Therapy Alumni Weekend and CEU Courses
The 2012 Physical Therapy Alumni Weekend is scheduled on Saturday, November 3. UCA PT Course Brochure 2012 We are hosting two continuing education courses for 6 contact hours from 8:00-3:30 including:
A Cadaver Anatomy based Approach to the Evaluation and Treatment of Nerve Compression Syndrome presented by Dr. Bruce Mendelson, PhD, PT, and UCA PT Alumnus and former PT Faculty member at UCA. This course will be held in the new Gross Anatomy and Neuroscience Laboratory on campus. The course is approved by the AR State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 contact hours.
How to build a smarter core: It is all about learning, sensing, and playing if we are "serious" about building a smart core for improved performance by Dr. Staffan Elgelid, PhD, PT, GCFT, CYT, UCA PT Alumnus and former adjunct faculty member. This course will include both lecture and laboratory experiences and will be held in the PT Center. The course is approved by the AR State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 contact hours.
Following the courses the PT Department will host a Physical Therapy Alumni and Friends Tailgate Cookout in front of the PT Center between 4:00 and 5:30. The cookout is free, RSVP is appreciated at email@example.com. Contact Stacey Stephens at 501-450-5549 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the course or the tailgating. We would love to see you on campus, please consider joining us on November 3!
2012 DPT Convocation and Student Awards
Congratulations to the 2012 Outstanding DPT Student Lindsey Ludford Baskerville. Lindsey was selected by his classmates and recognized on August 10 during the Physical Therapy Convocation Ceremony held in Ida Waldron. Physical Therapy Student Scholarship recipients for 2012 were also announced. Nat Grubbs and his wife Traci presented the Madeline Ann Grubbs Scholarship to Robyn Smith of the 2013 DPT Class. Dr. Margaret McGee presented the Thomas Meadows Scholarship also to Robyn Smith of the 2013 class. Dr. Nancy Reese presented the Joe Finnell Scholarship to Michael Wood, Konrad Siemek and Robyn Smith all of the Class of 2013. The Department of Physical Therapy Faculty recognized DPT Graduates for newly created Excellence Awards to recognize academic, clinical, research and service. LaRoya Doss was the 2012 Service Excellence recipient, Tabitha Rivers was named the 2012 Leadership Excellence Award Recipient. Elizabeth Davis and Lindsey Baskerville each received the Clinical Excellence Award based on clinical instructor nominations. The Research Excellence Award recipients were Macey Webb, Tabitha Rivers, Ryan Campbell, Candice Stobaugh, and Justin VanLandingham . The Academic Excellence Award recognized three students who maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout the DPT curriculum Jennifer Barrett, Elizabeth Davis and Darci Leding, four others students achieved a GPA of 3.9 or above include Karee Davis, Damon Sturdivant, Rachel Edwards-Schafer and Blair Medley Culbreath. The Department is pleased to acknowledge the accomplish of each of these students.
In the Fall of 2006, we offered our first PT Alumni Weekend including continuing education courses, guest speakers such as Mr. Finnell, and awarded the distinguished alumnus award to Susan Appling, Class of 1986. Dr. Jack Thomas and Dr. Bruce Mendelson each taught continuing education courses for us. In 2007, we provided a panel of pediatric therapists, many of them alumni and in 2008 a Gross Anatomy review lab. Since then, we have aligned our PT alumni weekend with UCA Homecoming activities. This year we offered a continuing education course in constraint induced therapy with guest lecturers from Emory University and the UCA OT program. We are also participating in the UCA tailgating festivities held on Bruce street and in the lawn of the PT Center. Please stop by to see us at the next UCA football game.
Keeping in Touch
Please update your mailing address and contact information now at Update Records on the UCA Alumni Services Webpage.
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