Awards & Recognition

Nancy Tonkin Distinguished Service Award

Nancy Tonkin

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.

Previous Recipients

2023: Krissy Grubler, PT, DPT

2022:  Ralph R. Utzman, PT, MPH, PhD

2021:  Carrie Abraham, PT, DPT, MPH

2020: Eric Shaw, PT, Cert MDT

2019: Sally Oxley, PT, CHT, OCS, Cert MDT

2023 Nancy Tonkin Distinguished Service Award Winner

Krissy Grubler, PT, DPT

Associate Clinical Professor

Department of Physical Therapy

Wheeling University

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.

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