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SCC Physical Therapist Assistant Program Announces Outstanding Student Award Recipients

May 13, 2014 - | 10:20 AM -
Rachael Adams of Falmouth is the recipient of the 2014 Total Rehab Award.
Kristy Hyden of Prestonsburg is the recipient of the 2014 James H. Anderson Award.

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at Somerset Community College (SCC) has announced its outstanding student award recipients for 2014.
Rachael Adams of Falmouth was named the winner of the 2014 Total Rehab Award, presented annually to an outstanding SCC second-year PTA student.  The award is peer-selected and is named in honor of the Total Rehab Center, which has contributed to the success of the PTA Program over many years.  

“Rachael has been an exceptional student to have in class, says program instructor Claudette Prather.  “She has been dedicated to her classwork, as well as to helping others through various community service opportunities.  Her sincere kindness and compassion will be evident to all of those she will come in contact with as a PTA.”

Adams is the daughter of Rick and Gina Adams.  She is scheduled to graduate with an associate of applied science degree from the PTA Program in May, 2014 and plans to work in the northern Kentucky area.

Kristy Hyden of Prestonsburg was named the winner of the James H. Anderson Award, presented annually to an outstanding SCC first-year PTA student.  The award is peer-selected and is named in honor of former SCC faculty member and PTA program director James H. Anderson.

“Kristy is an exceptional first-year student and very deserving of this prestigious award,” states PTA Program Clinical Coordinator Dr. Steve Hammons.  “She demonstrates the compassion, knowledge and practical application skills that provide her the potential to have a tremendous impact on her future patients.”  

Hyden is the daughter of Larry and Patricia Hyden.  She is scheduled to graduate with an associate of applied science degree from the PTA Program in May, 2015 and plans to work in eastern Kentucky.  

Other program students receiving recognition include: Briana Allen of Monticello, Campus Involvement Award; Samantha Grubb of Barbourville, Outstanding Mentor Award, Outstanding Community Service and Leadership; Barry Lockard of Barbourville, Academic Excellence Award; and Brittany McKee of Whitley City, Outstanding Physical Therapy Student Organization Member.