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2020 APTA Minnesota Professional and Student Awards
 


Please join us in congratulating the winners of
2020 APTA Minnesota Professional and Student Awards!


Find past award winners by clicking the award title.

 

Kathleen Anderson
PhD, MBA, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Corinne Ellingham Outstanding Service Award

The Corinne Ellingham Outstanding Service Award honors an APTA MN member who has demonstrated consistent service to physical therapy, beyond that inherent in being a member of the profession. The nominee typically will have contributed heavily in physical therapy education, clinical research, patient care services, and to the APTA or its components.


 View President Holly Clynch present the award to Kathleen here.


 


Paul Niemuth
PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, LAT


Marilyn Woods Long-Term Service Award

The Marilyn Woods Long Term Service Award honors an APTA MN member who has demonstrated consistent service, dedication, and achievement over an extraordinary number of years to physical therapy and the professional association. The nominee will have typically been a longstanding member of the APTA and have been active in education, research, and publications, have served in the professional organization at various levels, and will have displayed special expertise in the profession.


View President Holly Clynch present the award to Paul here.




Kelly Wittnebel
PTA, ATC

Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Award

The Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Award is given to the Physical Therapist Assistant APTA MN member who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in clinical practice, community service, and personal commitment to physical therapy. 

 
View President Holly Clynch present the award to Kelly here.

 


Margot Imdieke Cross
Minnesota Disability Council


Friends of Physical Therapy Award


The Friends of Physical Therapy Award was established in 2017 to recognize a person, group of people, or entity from outside the PT profession for substantial contributions that have propelled our chapter toward the realization of our vision and strategic plan.   



Outstanding Student Award

Students from each PT and PTA program in the state are nominated for this award by program faculty. If you are a program director or faculty member and would like to nominate a student from your program for this award, please contact the APTA MN Office for award criteria and a nomination form.
 


Sarah Anderson, SPT
Mayo Clinic


Breanna Brierley, SPTA
Saint Catherine University


Ciara Burns, SPTA
Rasmussen College


Meg Larson, SPT
Concordia University Saint Paul


Kaitlyn Lorant, SPT 
College of Saint Scholastica


Reece Maranda, SPT
St. Catherine University


Daniel Porter, SPTA
Anoka Ramsey Community College


Nicole Schurhammer, SPTA
Northland Community
&  Technical College


Ellen Sutter, SPT
University of Minnesota


 

APTA and National Awards

 


 Craig Johnson
PT, MBA

Lucy Blair Service Award

The Lucy Blair Service Award honors physical therapist members whose contributions to APTA are of exceptional quality. Qualifying contributions can pertain to association components, through work on appointed or elected positions, and/or in other capacities at the association and component levels.

 

 

 

Holly Clynch
PT, GCS

 

Distinguished PTA Educator

To recognize excellence in academic or clinical teaching in a physical therapist assistant program. 

 

 

Anne Johnson
DPT, CSCS

APTA State Legislative Leadership Award

APTA's State Legislative Leadership Award was established in 1993. This award recognizes the work of an individual APTA member on behalf of a component's state legislative efforts in a given year.



 

Elizabeth
Hermodson-Olsen
SPT


Mary McMillan Scholarship

The Mary McMillan Scholarship Award honors students currently in their last year of an accredited program for their superior scholastic ability and measurable potential for future contributions to both the physical therapy profession and the American Physical Therapy Association. 

 

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