• The following Class of 2016 physical therapy students were named as recipients of the Council of Presidents’ Academic Excellence awards for the 2013-14 school year. The prestigious award is given to student-athletes who have exhausted their athletic eligibility in their respective sport, played at least two seasons in the GLVC, completed 96 credit hours and maintained a 3.50 cumulative grade point average throughout their academic career. Congratulations to: Calli Anderson (soccer), Zach Boyle (cross country/track & field), Deidra Jarman (cross country/track & field), Samantha Kruse (soccer), Jennifer Maynez (softball) and Alex Reis (soccer).
  • Tina Frank (Tebbe), PT, MBA (Physical Therapy Class of 1988), was awarded the Bill Pierce Chamber Person of the Year at the Highland Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting in June. Click here to read more about Tina’s accomplishments.
  • Tyler Forbes, DPT (Physical Therapy Class of 2011), received his OCS certification.

Congratulations to Dr. Olaide Sangoseni

OOPawprint, Maryville’s online student-run newspaper, hosted the Golden Louies Award Ceremony on April 9.  The Golden Louie Award was established to honor the faculty and staff who always go above and beyond, and deserve recognition for their hard work.  This was the first year for the awards. Ten categories were created. Students, faculty, and staff were asked to nominate the faculty or staff member who they thought best deserved each award.  Dr. Sangoseni received the most nominations for Most Generous.

Dr. Sangoseni was presented with the Outstanding Adviser of the Year Award during the All Faculty meeting on May 5.

Joel Roschnafsky - In Memoriam (April 2014)

The Physical Therapy Program mourns the loss of Joel Roschnafsky, who passed away at the age of 34 on Friday, April 25, after a long battle with stomach cancer. Joel earned a master’s degree in physical therapy from Maryville University in September 2003. He is survived by his wife, Sasha, who earned her doctor of physical therapy degree in 2011 from Maryville; his parents, Rebecca and Kurt; and his brother, Ryan.

Follow this link to read the Athletic Department’s tribute to Joel as assistant women’s soccer coach.

6th Year DPT Students Attend the National Student Conclave

A. Parrish, A. Kilian, C. Dolles, K. Yates - NSC, Louisville KY (Oct. 2013) 3

Sixth year DPT students, Amanda Parrish, Anne Kilian, Courtney Dolles and Kaylee Yates attended the National Student Conclave in Louisville, Kentucky (Oct. 24-26, 2013).

The NSC was a great way for these students to network with other students from other PT programs as well as potential employers all across the United States.  They learned about residency programs, fellowships, and certification.  They also had the opportunity to take courses on interviewing, resume writing, and financial planning.  The NSC was a wonderful experience for them and a great way to learn about the opportunities available to them after they graduate!