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Class of 2020 Student Awards

Each year the Division of Physical Therapy presents awards to graduating students.
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Director’s Award for Academic Excellence

This award was given to Nicholle Gabrielle Stein in recognition of exceptional academic work.




Director’s Award for Excellence in Growth Mindset

This award acknowledged Samuel Jacob Schmidt and Kailey Yocca for modeling perseverance and courage in meeting challenges and who, through hard work and dedication, demonstrate resilience and a love of learning.




Excellence in Service Award

This award recognized Michelle Maile Goto, Amit Singh Grewal, Melissa Rose McCune and Shaun Carl Resseguie for outstanding service contributions to the program and/or physical therapy’s professional association.




Frances A. Curtiss Award for Excellence in Community Service

This award recognized the outstanding service contributions of Elizabeth Grace Babcock, Leah Renee Phillips, Katie Elizabeth Shelnitz and Monica Ziebart to the community at the local, national, or international level.




Ian H. Tovin Scholarship Award

This award was given to Emily Rose Brady and Jacob Christian Travis in recognition of outstanding performance throughout the program and an intention to focus on orthopedics after graduation.




Johnnie Morgan Award for Excellence in Clinical Science

This award was given to Megan Hale, Katelyn Nicole Karbowski and Mark Allyn Nimmo for going above and beyond what is expected of students during their clinical affiliations.




Susan J. Herdman Award for Clinical Practice

This award was given to Annie Marie Goldman and Amit Singh Grewal for exemplifying the drive to advance the profession and who demonstrated knowledge and skills in a specialized area of patient care.




Zoher F. Kapasi Award for Excellence in Leadership

This award was given to Michelle Maile Goto, Ashley Christine Martin, Shaun Carl Resseguie and Katie Elizabeth Shelnitz for showing considerable initiative and organizational skills related to class and program activities.

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