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Published in Alumni Publications on July 01, 2010

PT faculty, alums boost professional activities

By Matt Westerfield

The Physical Therapy program had 65 students graduate for the 2009-2010 academic year. Currently, 149 students are enrolled in the three-year program, plus an additional 29 students in the transitional DPT program (a track that allows licensed PTs who hold a B.S. or M.S. to advance to the doctorate).

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Physical Therapy alumna Amy Macon and Aaron Ford, third-year PT student Bethany Barker, and Occupational Therapy faculty member Dr. Dona Lee Andrew completed in this year's Boston Marathon.

Runners must qualify for the marathon which was held on April 19. This year, more than 23,000 runners finished the world's oldest annual marathon.

Paul Kosko, the first graduate to complete the sports physical therapy residency, passed his American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists exam.

Alum Sylvia McCandles, DPT, was certified by ABPTS in women's health.

Professor of physical therapy Dr. Mark Weber has been appointed to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, American Physical Therapy Association(ABPTS); Dr. William (Dolph) Woodall, professor of physical therapy, has been appointed to the Credentialing Services Council of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education and Dr. Kim Curbow Wilcox, professor of physical therapy has been appointed to the Credentialing Services Committee of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. All three faculty members also serve as site visitors for the council of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. Hospital and a PT alum was certified by ABPTS in pediatrics. Physical therapists and PT alums Marcia Kidder and Quionsetta Franklin were just reappointed to the Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy and serve as secretary and treasurer of the Board respectively.