A student enrolled in the Somerset Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program has been named one of eleven recipients of the 2011 Fergus Hanson Memorial Scholarship by the Lexington Clinic Foundation. Debbie Lasure, a first-year PTA student, will receive the $2,500 scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year. She was recommended for the scholarship by Dr. Steve Hammons and Mary May.
The Fergus Hanson Scholarship is named in honor of the Lexington Clinics past Chief Executive Officer Fergus Hanson and is competitively awarded each year to deserving students in central and eastern Kentucky. The award is based upon academic performance, character and community involvement.
Lasure has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average while in college and has been active in community service and fundraising projects, including the Kentucky Special Olympics and the Foundation for Physical Therapy. She recently received a $500 stipend to represent her college at the American Physical Therapy Associations National Conference and Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland. She will also travel to Washington, DC to meet with lawmakers during the APTAs Federal Advocacy Forum in June.
I am excited that one of our students received this prestigious award, states PTA Program faculty member Dr. Steve Hammons. Ms. Lasure has already been active within her community and our profession and I expect big things from her in the future. She is an excellent student.
Lasure is a 1986 graduate of Lincoln County High School and the daughter of James and Emma Meade of Stanford. She is married to Jeff Lasure and has two children, Ashley and Josh. She is expected to graduate from the SCC PTA Program in May, 2013 and work in the central Kentucky area.
Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell Counties. For admission and program information call toll-free 877-629-9722 or visit the website somerset.kctcs.edu.