A student currently enrolled in first-year studies in the Somerset Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program has been elected to serve on the American Physical Therapy Associations Student Assembly Board of Directors. Kyongho Ky Pak, of Lexington, was elected to serve as PTA Student Delegate at the recent 2016 APTA Student Conclave in Miami, Florida.
Pak currently serves as president of his class and of the SCC Physical Therapy Student Organization. He served as a volunteer for the 2016 Bourbon Chase and has worked with Special Olympics programs in Kentucky and Miami, Florida.
Pak is the sixth SCC student to be elected to the national office. Other SCC graduates who served on the board in the past include: Tyler King, Albany; Justin Kinder, Lexington; Chris Garland of Burkesville; Jeff Tyree of London; and Jeff Buis of Liberty.
Students elected to offices include: Megan Roos, President, Pacific University; Katie Leitner, Vice-President, Concordia University; Michelle Wynne, Secretary, California State University, Long Beach; Eddie Smith, Director of Membership, Northern Arizona University; Cruz Romero, Director of Communication, Northern Arizona University; Allison Breakey, Student PT Delegate, Sacred Heart University; Kyongho Pak, Student PTA Delegate, Somerset Community College; Ronald Peacock, Nominating Committee Chair-Elect, Slippery Rock University; and Jillian Tanych, Nominating Committee, University of Vermont.
Pak is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. He is the son of Max Pak and Christy Smith and is married to Ashley Pak. He is scheduled to complete an Associate of Applied Science Degree from the PTA Program in May, 2018.