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Georgetown student named recipient of 2017 James H. Anderson Award

Manoah CarrelA student who has completed first-year studies in the Somerset Community College Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program has been named the recipient of the 2017 James H. Anderson Award. Manoah Carrel of Georgetown was named the winner of the award, which is presented annually to an outstanding SCC first-year PTA student. The award is named in honor of past SCC PTA Program Director James H. Anderson.

“This is an especially meaningful award because it is peer-selected and presented to someone that the students feel will make a significant contribution to their community and profession in years to come,” said PTA Program Clinical Coordinator Dr. Steve Hammons. “Manoah is well-respected by his peers and possesses a strong work ethic and dedication to his studies. Academically, he is among the top students to enroll in our program. He is very deserving of this special recognition.”

Carrel is highly visible on SCC’s campus. He was elected to serve as vice-president of his class and participated in fundraisers for the Miami-Marquette Challenge, a national fundraiser for physical therapy research.  He has participated in many charitable events, including participating in free health screens for athletes at Kentucky Special Olympics, volunteering for God’s Food Pantry and fundraising through Bike MS. An avid runner, Carrel has qualified for the Boston Marathon twice. He presently serves as the program’s liaison to the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association.

Carrel was recognized at SCC’s Honors Night Program this past spring. He is expected to graduate with an Associates of Applied Science Degree from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program in May, 2017.