Arcadia University Awards Scholarship to Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduate
Glenside, Pa.—July 20, 2010—Dr. David James Jackson Davidson IV, a resident of Lancaster, Pa., received the A. Richard Polis Graduate Scholarship Award at Arcadia University Graduate Commencement in May.
The Polis award is given each year to a student in a full-time graduate program who is on the Graduate Dean’s Distinguished Honor List and whose service to the University and to his or her academic program distinguishes him or her from others in the cohort. The Award is named in honor of A. Richard Polis, who served with extreme distinction as graduate dean for 20 years.
Davidson received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy with distinction from Arcadia University in February. He also received the Case Presentation Award in recognition of excellence in reporting clinical decision making. “Jay exemplifies the spirit that Richard Polis’s leadership brought to the Arcadia graduate programs… excellence as a student, scholarly achievement, and most importantly active contributions to the world around him,” said Dr. John Hoffman, Dean of the College of Business, Health and Sciences.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad, ranked #1 in undergraduate participation in study abroad (Open Doors 2009). Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top master’s universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and as a “top up-and-coming school.” The Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation.