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Know a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant who deserves some recognition? 'Tis the season to spread the word!
 
We are currently accepting nominations for MNPTA's annual professional awards - and we want to hear from you! Share with us your colleagues, professors, and mentors who deserve some extra recognition for their excellence this year.  We want to know about the amazing professionals who are shaping our profession in MN. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

Click on the award title below to view past recipients and see award criteria!

 

Corinne Ellingham Outstanding Service Award

The Corinne Ellingham Outstanding Service Award honors an MNPTA 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. 

2019 Corinne Ellingham Outstanding Service Award Recipients:

Jeff Vrudny, PT, MBA 


Marilyn Woods Long-Term Service Award

The Marilyn Woods Long Term Service Award honors an MNPTA 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.

2019 Marilyn Woods Long-Term Service Award Recipient:

David Thoreson, PT

Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Award

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

2019 Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Award: 

Rachel Winthrop, PTA


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. 

2019 Friends of Physical Therapy Award: 

Randy Morris


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 MNPTA Office for award criteria and a nomination form.

2019 Outstanding Student Awards:

Concordia University, St. Paul                                                      Sean Colaco
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences                                       Samuel C. Fischer

St Catherine University                                                                  Monica Olsen
College of St. Scholastica                                                             Samantha Rude
University of Minnesota                                                                 Sara Scarbro
Northland Community and Technical College PTA Program      Emily Omberg
St. Catherine University PTA Program                                         Samantha M. Scholtz

     

 

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