Arcadians Share a Podium with the President

By Purnell T. Cropper | March 12, 2010

Several Arcadians had the priviledge of warming up the podium for President Barack Obama on March 8 in Kuch Center.

Arcadia alum Dr. Gregory Turner, who earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in February, was chosen to deliver the invocation because of his dedication to the health care profession. Turner recently received the Jill Sisenwine Berger Physical Therapy Award because he exemplifies the core values of Arcadia’s PT program.

Next to approach the podium was Arcadia Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Jan Tecklin, PT, M.S., who led the crowd in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Tecklin is known internationally for his expertise in physical therapy for cystic fibrosis patients and received the Arcadia University Professor of he Year Award in 2005.

Members of Arcadia’s gospel choir, Exalted Movements, performed a stunning rendition of the National Anthem. The student performers were Donte Turner, Sarah Thermora, Cherelle Bullock and Tanesha Waid.