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SCC Physical Therapist Assistant program announces Clinical Educator of the Year

Shown Left to Right John Huff, PTA student at SCC, Dr. Steve Hammons, SCC Physical Therapist Assistant Program professor, Patrick Lloyd, a physical therapist assistantPatrick Lloyd, a physical therapist assistant with Performance Physical Therapy in Nicholasville, KY, was named the 2017 Outstanding Clinical Educator by the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at Somerset Community College (SCC). The Outstanding Clinical Educator award is presented annually to one physical therapist assistant educator who demonstrates excellence in teaching and a commitment to the ideals of the physical therapy profession.

Lloyd was nominated for the award by Keith Dwyer, a 2017 SCC PTA program graduate. Lloyd is a native of Lawrenceburg, Ky. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Kentucky where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a 2012 graduate of Somerset Community College where he earned his Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant studies. Lloyd has served as a clinical instructor for past four years and has mentored several students in that time.

“At first I was shocked, but I am extremely honored to receive this award,” said Lloyd. “I enjoy being able to mentor and have a positive impact on the success of a student. I am truly humbled that someone thought highly enough of their clinical experience to nominate me.”

“Patrick’s compassion for his patients and his passion for physical therapy are truly an inspiration to everyone around him,” said Dwyer.  “I am grateful that I had the opportunity to learn under his tutelage.”

PTA Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education Dr. Steve Hammons said, “We are
extremely pleased to recognize Patrick with this award for the contributions he has made to our
program and the physical therapy profession.”