Nancy Tonkin Distinguished Service Award
The purpose of this award is to acknowledge and honor an outstanding APTA WV member whose contributions to the profession of physical therapy are of exceptional and enduring value and representative of the dedication and service provided by Nancy Tonkin.
2021: Carrie Abraham, PT, DPT, MPH
2020: Eric Shaw, PT, Cert MDT
2019: Sally Oxley, PT, CHT, OCS, Cert MDT
2022 Nancy Tonkin Distinguished Service Award Winner
Ralph Utzman, PT, MPH, PhD
Professor and Director of Clinical Education
Division of Physical Therapy
WVU School of Medicine
PT/PTA Team Excellence Award
This award recognizes an outstanding PT/PTA team approach to patient care that demonstrates quality driven physical therapy services. A team that exemplifies collaboration and patient centered care of superior quality.
PTA Excellence Award
This award recognizes an outstanding PTA demonstrating professionalism and dedication to the profession on a routine basis.
APTA Centennial Scholar
2020 Recipient: Caleb Rhodes, DPT
The APTA Centennial Scholars Program is designed to build a cadre of future association leaders at both the chapter/section/academy and national levels. Demonstrating APTA’s investment in the sustainability of the association as it begins its next 100 years, the program will support our collective quest for a diverse and prepared leadership pool.
The 12-month program will run throughout 2021 with a goal of engaging 100 scholars, including the goal of at least one scholar sponsored by each of APTA’s chapters, sections, and academies. The curriculum will cover association leadership and management topics and be delivered through three face-to-face meetings and regularly scheduled virtual learning experiences. Additionally, scholars will work directly with their sponsoring chapter/section/academy to design and complete a capstone project that addresses an existing need as determined by the sponsor. Scholars will also benefit from the guidance of Centennial Scholar mentors who will work directly with the scholars in small groups to support the completion of their projects.