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Kentucky Physical Therapy Association Announces 2015 All-Academic Team; Two Named from Somerset Community College

Isaacs
Hannah Isaacs
Dills
Travis Dills
The Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (KPTA), in partnership with RehabCare, has announced its 2015 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.

Four institutions placed more than one student on the 2015 All-Academic Team. Two Somerset Community College PTA students were named to the team. The remaining students named to the list are from the Bellarmine University, Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentuckys DPT Programs.

The two students selected to represent SCC on this years team are Hannah Isaacs and Travis Dills, both of Somerset.

Isaacs is a second-year PTA student and presently serves as the vice-president of SCCs Student Government Association. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honorary Society and SCCs Physical Therapy Student Organization. She was the first community college student to be crowned the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Queen in 2014.

Dills is also a second-year PTA student and serves as president of his class. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honorary Society and SCCs Physical Therapy Student Organization. He represented Kentucky at the American Physical Therapy Associations Federal Advocacy Forum in Washington DC this summer.

Members of the KPTA All-Academic Team will be recognized at the KPTA Student Conclave in Louisville, Kentucky and will receive cash scholarships from RehabCare, a leading provider of rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech therapies. 60 students have been recognized through the program since its inception in 2010.

For information about the SCC PTA Program, contact the program director at ron.meade@kctcs.edu.