|PTA graduating class of 2013: Seated: Angela LaDeur, Richmond; Bethany Smahaj, Winchester; Mckenzie Grey, Mount Sterling; Maegan Rogers, Hustonville; Brittany Terry, Thornton; Rebecca Jones, Somerset; Victoria Rose, Monticello. Back Row: Matt Clouse, Somerset; Tawana Eastridge, Campbellsville; Shawn Frazee, Whitley City; Debbie Lasure, Stanford; Kathryn Barron, Somerset; Jennifer Hanlon, Corbin; Emily Reddington, Mount Vernon; Kelli Edwards, Somerset; Megan Cox, Campbellsville; Justin Kinder, Lexington, and Caleb Shirley, Summersville.|
We are very excited to receive this recognition, states program director Ron Meade. Our programs faculty members stress the importance of being active participants within the profession and the community, and we have been fortunate that our students have accepted the challenges presented to them. We are excited that the class of 2014 has already begun fundraising efforts for next years challenge.
The Foundation for Physical Therapy supports the physical therapy professions research needs in scientific research, clinical research and health services research. Examples of projects funded through the foundation include research related to stoke recovery, cerebral palsy and low-back pain. More than 500 researchers have received grants totaling more than $12 million through the foundation.
This is the sixth time the program has received the Outstanding PTA Program recognition. This years award will be presented later this summer at the Foundation for Physical Therapys Gala in Salt Lake City, Utah. To date, the SCC PTA Program has raised over $22,000 to aid in physical therapy research.