Arcadia University News


December 16, 2011

Physical Therapy Students Present at PPTA with McClure and Stackhouse

Several students presented research with Drs. Phil McClure and Scott Stackhouse at the recent Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association ( PPTA ) meeting as represented below. The first group included entry-level students who worked with McClure and Stackhouse. The students in the second and third...

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November 9, 2011

Physical Therapy: Sullivan Elected President of APTA’s Student Board of Directors

Colleen Sullivan ’12 participated in the 2011 American Physical Therapy Association’s National Student Conclave (NSC) held in Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 21 and 22. During the weekend’s events, she was elected to serve as President of the Student Assembly Board of Directors. This is Sullivan’s second...

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November 9, 2011

Physical Therapy: Sullivan Elected President of APTA’s Student Board of Directors

Colleen Sullivan ’12 participated in the 2011 American Physical Therapy Association’s National Student Conclave (NSC) held in Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 21 and 22. During the weekend’s events, she was elected to serve as President of the Student Assembly Board of Directors. This is Sullivan’s second...

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October 18, 2011

Flanley '10DPT, Brewer '10DPT Plan to Wed

The Mercury (Pottstown, Pa.) recently announced the engagement of Allison Flanley ’10DPT and David M. Brewer ’10DPT , both of Elkins Park. The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, a 2007 graduate of St. Joseph’s University with a bachelor of science degree in...

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September 27, 2011

Captain Turned Coach: Doctoral Student Hones Skills on the Sideline

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Jamie Bradford ’09 has contributed to Arcadia University athletics at every level: a powerhouse in the midfield, she provided defensive cover and an offensive spark for Rick Brownell ’s high flying women’s soccer team, and now she joins her former coach on the sideline as...

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September 9, 2011

Craik Co-Chairs New NIH Medical Rehabilitation Research Panel

Dr. Rebecca Craik , Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy, is one of 13 scientists named to a new blue ribbon medical rehabilitation research panel on Sept. 1. The panel, which will review medical rehabilitation research at the National Institutes of Health, was convened as a result of...

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August 26, 2011

Taylor '12 Receives Business Women's Scholarship

Christine Taylor ’12 , a Psychobiology and Pre-Physical Therapy major, was awarded the Steven Bufton Memorial Education Fund Special Scholarship by the Wheatland Conestoga Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), as noted by the Penny Saver (New Holland, Pa.). [Taylor] is a...

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August 26, 2011

Standard-Speaker: Ambrose '11, Richie '11 Earn B.A. Degrees

On Aug 20, The Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, Pa.) featured two area residents who both graduated from Arcadia University. Area students earning degrees are: Alisa Ambrose of Weatherly. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies, and was one of more than 248 graduates fulfilling Arcadia’s...

August 26, 2011

Two River Times: Tate '11, Shindel '11 Earn B.A. Degrees

The Two River Times (Red Bank, N.J.) reported on Aug. 19, "Ceton Tate, Highlands, graduated from Arcadia University, Glenside, Pa., with a Bachelor of Arts in theater arts and English, with departmental honors. William Shindel, Fair Haven, graduated from Arcadia University with a Bachelor of Arts...

August 9, 2011

Experiential Learning Introduces PT Students to Range of Patients, Health-Care Settings

By Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M “Through experiential learning, students grow as people and as PT students. An expansion of the person occurs and their worldview grows. They conceptualize how things work and discover their place in the world,” says Karen Sawyer , Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy...

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August 5, 2011

Physical Therapy Symposium Listed in 'Montgomery Life' Events Calendar

Montgomery Life (Fort Washington, Pa.) listed "Exploring the Future of Physical Therapy," a symposium that will be held at Arcadia's King of Prussia Campus on Sept. 10, in its events calendar on July 29.

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July 1, 2011

Oatis Receives 2011 Abernethy Faculty Outstanding Service Award

Dr. Carol A. Oatis , Professor of Physical Therapy, was presented with the 2011 Lloyd M. Abernethy Faculty Outstanding Service Award at Graduate Commencement in May. Announcing the selection of Oatis as this year’s recipient, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steve O. Michael...

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June 9, 2011

PT Alum Tomassoni Speaks at High School Graduation

The Timesleader.com (Lackawanna, Pa.) reports on June 5 that “The Old Forge School District is proud to announce that Gina Tomassoni will be the guest speaker at the Commencement ceremony for the senior graduating class at Old Forge High School on Friday, June 10. Gina Elizabeth Tomassoni is a 1990...

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May 27, 2011

Arcadia DPT Graduate in the News

The Merchandiser (Manheim-Lititz Edition) (Mount Joy, Pa.) reports on May 18 that “ Allison Roscoe of Manheim was among 77 graduates who earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree during Arcadia University’s commencement ceremony on Feb. 19. Roscoe received the degree with distinction.”

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May 13, 2011

Craik, Leiper Co-Author Paper with Physical Therapy Alumni

Dr. Rebecca Craik , Professor of Physical Therapy and Dr. Carol Leiper , Emerita Professor of Physical Therapy, co-authored the paper “Validity of the Step Watch Step Activity Monitor: Preliminary Findings for use in Persons With Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis” with former students Amy...

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May 13, 2011

McClure, Tate Present at Philadelphia Hand Meeting

Dr. Phil McClure , Professor of Physical Therapy, and Dr. Angela Tate , Adjunct Professor of Physical Therapy, presented a workshop on "Management of Scapular Dysfunction" at the Philadelphia Hand Meeting on March 5. McClure also presented a plenary lecture on "Shoulder Anatomy and Biomechanics" at...

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April 5, 2011

Fischman ’87 Opens New Business, Specializes in Myofascial Release

The April 2 Reading Eagle reports on Ilene Fischman’s new business, Integral Physical Therapy in Wyomissing, Pa., and her holistic approach to patient care. "I was a star athlete," said Fischman, 48, of Heidelberg Township. "I played international volleyball in the Maccabi Games in Israel in 1981...

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March 29, 2011

Two Sets of Twins Earn Their Second Degrees (D.P.T.s) at Arcadia

By Michelle Tooker ’07, ’10M Earning bachelor’s and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Arcadia University proved to be rigorous yet rewarding experiences for Drs. Ashley and Jennifer Eisennagel ’08,’11D.P.T. and Drs. Caryn and Meredith Exley ’08,’11D.P.T. A combination of assured admissions,...

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February 25, 2011

77 Earn Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees

Seventy-seven students earned the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree during Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement on Saturday, Feb. 19. Dr. Steve Michael , Provost and Academic Vice President, conferred the degrees, directing the students to move their tassels in unison...

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February 25, 2011

Hoover Receives Sisenwine Berger Award

Melinda J. Hoover ’11D.P.T. was awarded the Jill Sisenwine Berger Physical Therapy Award on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement ceremony. Hoover is the third recipient of this annual award, presented to a physical therapy student who best exemplifies the core values of...

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February 16, 2011

PT Department to Host Poster and Presentation Sessions, Feb. 16 and 17

The Physical Therapy Department and its students are hosting a clinical inquiry presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 16, and a poster session on Thursday, Feb. 17. On Wednesday the presentation session begins at 3 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium. Graduating students will speak about their research, followed...

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