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.

Department Newsletter2016 Spring

UCA PT Newsletter 2016 Spring

2015 Alumni Weekend

The next PT Alumni Weekend will be held during UCA Homecoming during the weekend of October 31, 2015. A continuing education course will be presented by Dr. Staffan Elgelid entitled “What PT can incorporate from Yoga. Or, how to Yogafy what we already do in PT” on Saturday, October 31. This 5.5 contact hour course will be presented in the PT Center from 9:00-4:00 and will include lab activities. Staffan is the co-author of Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety, which will be released September 8. During the course lunch will be provided and Homecoming Tailgating will follow. Please plan to join us. Registration available via brochure 2015 UCA PT Alumni Course Brochure. For more information, contact Stacey Stephens at or (501) 450-5549.

Fall 2015 Open House

Fall 2015 Open House

Open House – October 30

The UCA Department of Physical Therapy will host an Open House in the Physical Therapy Center on Friday, October 30, 2015.  Guests can drop-in to tour the PT Center and meet Department of Physical Therapy students and faculty from 3:00-6:00 PM.  The Open House is also open to PT and PTA alumni visiting Conway for UCA Homecoming Weekend.



Grubbs Family and 2015 Madeline Grubbs Scholarship Recipients Chris Rigsby and Taylor Wood

2015 PT Student Scholarships Awarded

The Department of Physical Therapy recently awarded PT student scholarships on Friday, August 7 during DPT Convocation at Reynolds Performance Hall.  Nat Grubbs and family presented the Madeline Ann Grubbs Scholarship to Taylor Wood and Chris Rigsby, both third year students in the DPT Class of 2016.  Dr. Nancy Reese presented the Joe Finnell Scholarship to second year students Sarah Smith and Chelsea Dyson as well as third year students Chris Rigsby and Taylor Wood.  Dr. Margaret McGee presented the Thomas Meadows Scholarship to Rachel Roberts, a second year DPT student.   All PT scholarships are a result the continued generous support by PT Alumni and Friends through annual giving.

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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