Arcadia University News


May 25, 2012

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Recognizes New PT: Doctor Watson

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare System announced that "Day Watson, a physical therapist at Cannon Memorial Hospital, can now be referred to as Dr. Day Watson. Watson recently completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree through Arcadia University following 2 1/2 years of study and graduated...

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May 17, 2012

Martin ’06M Exhibits Local Photography with a 'Creative Twist'

Montgomery Media reported that the fine art photography of local artist Pamela Martin ’06M will be featured at Ambler’s Art in the Storefront Gallery. Inspired by nostalgia and sentimentality, Martin often photographs local scenes with a creative twist. For example, her black and white photograph...

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May 10, 2012

Black Awareness Society, Alumni Association Host 'Event Worth Repeating'

By Georgene Pilling ’04M, Program Director for Alumni Relations On April 25 the Commons Great Room was filled with magic—symbolized by the image of the Sankofa bird and realized by the laughter and warm embraces of reunions between students, faculty, staff and alumni. [ Photos | Video ] With the...

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May 10, 2012

'Lost Boy' Ajok ’11M Advocates for Children in 'Forgotten Corners of the World'

Dawn at the Gilo River, which flows between Sudan and Ethiopia, still haunts Ayuen Garang Ajok ’11M . "At dawn, we were attacked by Ethiopian rebels who were overthrowing the government of Mengistu Haile Merriam, an insurgent dictator. (The ambush) left the people no choice but to jump into the...

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May 10, 2012

Times News: Nanovic ’12DPT Graduates with Distinction

The Times News (Lehighton, Pa.) reported that Kimberly Nanovic ’12DPT recently earned a degree in physical therapy with distinction, on April 28. As part of a required Capstone project that focuses on the evidence-based practice of physical therapy, Nanovic presented a REsearch Paltform Session...

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May 10, 2012

Lititz Record Express: Herrmann ’12DPT Graduates Following Capstone

Lititz Record Express reported on April 26, “Daniel Eric Herrmann of Lititz was among 79 graduates who earned a doctor of physical therapy degree during Arcadia University's commencement ceremony in January. As part of a required Capstone project that focuses on the evidence-based practice of...

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May 4, 2012

Real Exams Come Unproctored: DPT Students Discover Strength in Uganda

Craving adventure, Bethany Wolf ’12DPT departed for a small, rural village in western Uganda in December 2011 to observe care at St. Ambrose Charity Health Centre and to visit her Ugandan colleague, Joseph Birungi. She traveled with her friend and classmate Alana Garcia ’12DPT . Once settled, the...

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May 4, 2012

Northwestern Press: Meisenhelter ’12DPT Graduates with Distinction

Northwestern Press (Allentown, Pa.) reported on April 26, " Alyssa Meisenhelter of Allentown graduated with a doctor of physical therapy degree with distinction from Arcadia University in January. As part of her Capstone project focusing on the evidence-based practice of physical therapy,...

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May 3, 2012

Mangione Gives Keynote Speech at St. Francis PT Graduate Recognition Dinner

Dr. Kathleen K. Mangione , Professor of Physical Therapy, will give the 2012 keynote speech at the St. Francis College’s Physical Therapy Graduation Recognition Dinner in Loretto, Pa., on May 4. She provided a day of continuing education for students and local therapists on May 3.

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May 3, 2012

Stackhouse Leads APTA Course on Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Dr. Scott Stackhouse , Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, led a continuing education course for the American Physical Therapy Association, Evidence into Practice: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation of the Quadriceps Post Knee Surgery , on May 3. The course discussed the use of neuromuscular...

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May 2, 2012

Montgomery Media: Christian ’95 Elected Superintendent of Owen J. Roberts School

Montgomery Media reported that Michael Christian ’95M.Ed. was elected the superintendent of the Owen J. Roberts School District by a unanimous vote by the Board. He earned his appointment following a six-month search in which nine candidates were interviewed of the 30 who applied, as reported by...

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April 26, 2012

RWA Features Guest Blogger Kimberly Gardner

The Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal (FF&P) Special Interest Chapter of the Romance Writers of America featured guest blogger Kimberly Gardner 's original piece, "My Muse Has Left Town," on March 8. Gardner earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Arcadia University and has been writing...

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April 26, 2012

NJ.com: Voluntad Receives Distinguished Scholarships

NJ.com reported that Amelia Voluntad , an incoming member of the Class of 2016, was awarded the "Seton Hall University Scholarship for a total award of $40,000 over four years of undergraduate study as well as the Arcadia University Distinguished Scholar with a $15,000 renewable scholarship for up...

April 24, 2012

Physical Therapy Students Help 'Stamp Out Parkinson's'

Arcadia University Physical Therapy students participated in the Stamp Out Parkinson's Walk on Kelly Drive on Saturday, April 21. A team of 22 PT students, captained by Assistant Professor Emerita Dr. Carol Leiper raised more than $2,000 for the Parkinson Council. All money raised stays in the...

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April 24, 2012

Public Opinion: Ames ’12DPT Among 79 Graduates

Public Opinion (Chambersburg, Pa.) recently reported, " Jessica L. Ames , Chambersburg, in January was among 79 graduates who earned doctor of physical therapy degrees during a commencement ceremony at Arcadia University, Glenside. As part of a required Capstone project, Ames presented a case...

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April 13, 2012

Bucks Local News: Ronin ’12DPT Graduates with Distinction

Bucks Local News reported on April 12, " Stephanie Ronin ’12DPT was among 79 graduates who earned a doctorate of physical therapy degree at Arcadia University's commencement ceremony in January. Ronin received the degree with distinction." Read more .

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April 4, 2012

ReadingEagle.com: Masangcay '12DPT Graduates with Distinction

ReadingEagle.com reported on April 1, "Peter R. Masangcay, West Lawn, received a doctor of physical therapy degree with distinction from Arcadia University, Glenside, Montgomery County." Read more .

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March 29, 2012

Harrington, McClure Awarded APTA Research Grant

Dr. Ann Harrington , Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, and Dr. Phil McClure , Professor of Physical Therapy, were recently awarded a grant through the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for their project titled “Infraspinatus Activation in People with and without...

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March 29, 2012

Craik Speaks at Columbia University White Coat Ceremony

Dr. Rebecca Craik , Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy, was the guest speaker to physical therapist students at the White Coat Ceremony at Columbia University on March 25. The White Coat Ceremony is an annual rite of passage for doctors-to-be to pledge a commitment to the compassionate...

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March 29, 2012

Oatis Speaks at 2012 Osteoarthritis Summit

Dr. Carol Oatis , Professor of Physical Therapy, participated in the Osteoarthritis Summit: Frontiers in OA, hosted by the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City on March 9. The focus of the summit was what to do about osteoarthritis, in terms of diagnosing, treating, and preventing the...

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March 27, 2012

Arcadia's Elite Physical Therapy Program Also Attracts Top Student-Athletes

The combination of being able to play college sports while preparing for one of the most elite Physical Therapy doctoral programs in the nation has been a dream come true for many student-athletes at Arcadia University, where the PT program continues to rank among the nation's top 15 programs. Just...

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