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PTA Student at SCC Elected to National Office

molly dalton and other members of the american physical therapy association student assembly board of directors

Molly Dalton of Richmond has been elected to serve on the American Physical Therapy Association’s Student Assembly Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 academic year. She is scheduled to graduate from the PTA Program in May, 2019, and is shown here with other members of the APTA Student Assembly Board of Directors.

Back row (L-R): James Newman, Ron Peacock, Jeremy Curtis
Middle: Domenic Fraboni, Ariana Jones, Molly Dalton, Alex Dien
Front: Gillian McLean, Lindsey McAlonan, Ally Patterson

A student currently enrolled in first-year studies in the Somerset Community College (SCC) Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program has been elected to serve on the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Student Assembly Board of Directors. Molly Dalton of Richmond was elected to serve as PTA Student Delegate at the 2017 APTA National Student Conclave held earlier this year in Portland, Oregon.

Dalton currently serves as president of the SCC Physical Therapy Student Organization. She also coordinates fundraisers for the Mercer-Marquette Challenge, a national fundraising competition for physical therapy research and has volunteered for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease.

Dalton is the seventh SCC student to be elected to the national office. Other SCC graduates who served on the board in the past include: Kyongho Pak, Lexington; Tyler King, Albany; Justin Kinder, Lexington; Chris Garland, Burkesville; Jeff Tyree, London; and Jeff Buis, Liberty.

Students elected to offices in 2017 include: Jeremy Curtis, President, Tennessee State University; Alexander Dien, Vice-President, University of Rhode Island; Ally Patterson, Secretary, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia; Gillian McLean, Director of Communications, Wingate University; Ariana Jones, Director of Membership, Still University of Health Sciences; Lindsey McAlonan, SPT Delegate, Sacred Heart University; Ron Peacock, Nominating Committee Chair, Slippery Rock University; James Newman, Nominating Committee Chair Elect, Medical University of South Carolina; and Dominic Fraboni, Nominating Committee Member, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Dalton is a native of Richmond, Kentucky and holds a prior degree in exercise science from the University of Louisville. She is the daughter of the late Vince and Nancy Dalton. She is scheduled to complete an Associate of Applied Science Degree from the PTA Program in May, 2019.

For more information about the SCC PTA Program, contact the program director at