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SCC PTA Program announces 2011 Clinical Educator Award recipient

Emmett Mastin PTAThe Physical Therapist Assistant program at Somerset Community College has announced the recipient of its 2011 Outstanding Clinical Educator Award.

Emmett S. Mastin, a physical therapist assistant employed by Rockcastle Hospital and Respiratory Care Center in Mount Vernon, Kentucky has been named this years winner. The award is presented annually to one physical therapist assistant clinical educator who demonstrates excellence in teaching and a commitment to the ideals of the physical therapy profession. Mastin was nominated for the award by 2011 graduates Stephanie Meade and Brittany Cooke.

Mastin, who resides in London, holds a degree from Eastern Kentucky University and is a 2008 graduate of the Somerset Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and serves on the PTA programs advisory board. He was the recipient of the SCC PTA programs Total Rehab Award for Outstanding Second-Year PTA Student in 2008.

Mr. Mastin has been an important part of our programs history and is an excellent role model to our students. He served as a leader while in the program and, as a graduate, has made a difference through his leadership and teaching abilities. We could not be more pleased to recognize him for the many contributions he has made to our program and the physical therapy profession, said Dr. Steve Hammons, PT, the PTA Program Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education.

Mastin will be the programs nominee for the Kentucky Physical Therapy Associations Outstanding Clinical Educator Award in 2012.

Shown in above image: Emmett Mastin was presented the award by students Glenn Trail of Lexington (left) and Josh Yancey of Science Hill (right).

For more information about the Physical Therapist Assistant program offered at SCC, contact program coordinator, Dr. Ron Meade at ron.meade@kctcs.edu.

Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, and centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell counties. For admission and program information, visit their website at somerset.kctcs.edu.