|Justin T. Kinder of Lexington has been elected to serve on the American Physical Therapy
Associations Student Assembly Board of Directors for 2013.
|Somerset Community Colleges Physical Therapist Assistant Program was named the winner
of the APTA Student Assembly Challenge at the National Student Conclave in Arlington,
Virginia. APTA President Paul Rockar, Jr, PT, DPT, MS, presents the award to Debora
Lasure of Stanford, who coordinated the programs participation in the competition.
A student currently enrolled in second-year studies in the Somerset Community College
Physical Therapist Assistant Program[BROKEN LINK]
has been elected to serve on the American Physical Therapy Associations Student Assembly
Board of Directors. Justin Kinder of Lexington was elected to serve as PTA Student
Delegate at the 2012 APTA Student Conclave November 2-4 in Arlington, Virginia. He
was nominated by classmate Debbie Lasure.
Kinder holds an AAS in Radiography from Bluegrass Community and Technical College
and worked in management at the University of Kentuckys Radiography Department in
a Level 1 Trauma Unit. He then furthered his education, obtaining a Bachelors of Health
Science in Clinical Management Sciences from the University of Kentucky College of
Health Sciences. Kinder served on that programs advisory committee and presently serves
on the SCC PTA Programs Advisory Board. While at UK, Kinder served in the UK Student
Ambassador Program and participated in charitable events including Toys for Tots,
Dance Blue and Gods Pantry food drives. He has volunteered with the Kentucky Special
Olympics and in a number of interactive learning opportunities for young students
with an interest in healthcare. He served as the PTA Relations Project Committee Chairperson
Other SCC graduates who served on the board in the past include: Chris Garland of
Burkesville; Jeff Tyree of London; and Jeff Buis of Liberty.
While attending the National Student Conclave, the SCC PTA Programs students were
twice recognized, once for being named the Outstanding PTA Program by the Foundation
for Physical Therapy for their fundraising efforts in the 2012 Pittsburgh-Marquette
Challenge and once as the winner of the Student Assembly Challenge for having the
highest percentage of program students at the conference. Two other institutions were
recognized in the Challenge. They were George Washington University and the University
of Southern California.
Students elected to offices include: Joshua DAngelo, President, George Washington
University; Lieselle Pilgrim, Vice-President, University of Medicine and Dentistry
of New Jersey amp; Rutgers Camden; Keaton Ray, Secretary, Duke University; Clarence
Holmes, Treasurer, University of Mississippi; Matt DeBole, Director, University of
Pittsburgh; Blake Stephens, PT Student Delegate, Mayo School of Health Sciences; Justin
Kinder, PTA Student Delegate, Somerset Community College; Peter Tooley, Nominating
Committee Chair, George Washington University; and Sarah Hobbs, Nominating Committee,
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kinder is a native of Phelps, Kentucky and presently resides in Lexington with his
wife Sharon and twin daughters, Hadley and Tori. He is the son of Randall and Ernestine
Kinder of Phelps. He is scheduled to complete an Associate of Applied Science Degree
from the PTA Program in May 2013 and plans to work in the Lexington area upon graduation.