SCC Kentucky Physical Therapy Association Announces 2019 All-Academic Team
The Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (KPTA), in partnership with RehabCare®, has announced its 2019 KPTA All-Academic Team. Students enrolled in Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs (DPT) or Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Programs who are members of the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association are eligible for the award.
Recipients are selected based upon academics, campus and community involvement and the potential for significant contributions to the physical therapy profession throughout their careers. The Somerset Community College (SCC) PTA Program placed two members on this year’s team.
The two students selected to represent SCC on this year’s team are Blake Eldridge of Eubank and Miranda Ingram of Paris. Both are scheduled to graduate in May, 2020.
Blake Eldridge serves as Philanthropy and Special Events Chairperson for his class and was appointed to serve on the program’s Advisory Board by the college president. He was named Kentucky’s New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar in 2019 and will receive that award at the Association of Community College Trustees’ Congress in San Francisco, California in October.
He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association, and the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. He is the recipient of the Martha C. Johnson Scholarship and received a student leadership award at SCC’s 2019 Honors Night program.
On campus, he is a member of SCC’s Physical Therapy Student Organization and Phi Theta Kappa International Honorary. He is active in his community, participating in events for the March of Dimes, Kentucky PRIDE Clean Sweep, Special Olympics, and the Lake Cumberland Polar Plunge. Eldridge is the son of Steve Eldridge of Waynesburg and Jamie Foley of Eubank.
Miranda Ingram holds a prior Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychophysiology from Lindsey Wilson College. She is a member of American Physical Therapy Association, the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association and SCC’s Physical Therapy Student Organization and is the recipient of the Virginia Murrell Scholarship.
She has developed educational brochures for the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy’s educational brochure design competition and participated in fundraisers for physical therapy research. She has volunteered for the Kentucky Special Olympics and Operation Christmas Child and serves her community through church-related activities. She is the daughter of Lee and Jackie Ingram of Paris.
Members of the KPTA All-Academic Team will be recognized at the KPTA Conclave in Lexington, Kentucky in September and will receive cash scholarships.
For information about the SCC PTA Program, contact the program director Ron Meade at firstname.lastname@example.org.