Thursday, May 20, 2021

Program in Physical Therapy Honors DPT Class of 2021

The Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy celebrated its graduating Doctor of Physical Therapy students of the class of 2021 on Thursday, May 19, in an in-person event featuring University administrators, Program faculty, and graduates. Families joined the celebration from home via Zoom.

University president Dr. Fred Pestello, Interim-Dean of Doisy College of Health Sciences Dr. Tricia Austin, Interim-Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Dr. Lisa Dorsey, Program Faculty Member Dr. Ethel Frese, and alumna Carrie Hall (PT Class of 83) addressed the graduates. 

During the celebration, the Program in Physical Therapy presented its annual awards. The awards were presented by Dr. Ethel Frese, Dr. Randy Richter, Dr. Carol Beckel, and Dr. Gretchen Salsich.

Class representatives Josh Lai and Rachel Twohig addressed their class and faculty and presented the class superlatives at the end of the ceremony.

Here are the students recognized on Thursday evening with Program Awards.

Excellence in Community Service
Caroline Anne Lipic
Kathryn E O'Brien
Colette Florence Rudolph
Natalie Elaine Wright

Excellence in Service to the Profession
Alexis Marie Ardovitch
Kelsey Lynn Bequette
Martha Marilyn Briscoe
Erin Kathleen Campbell
Lauren Elizabeth Groszek
Stephanie Ji-Hyun Kim
Allison Nicole Klump
Caroline Anne Lipic
Sarah Elizabeth Melulis
Brandon Charles Moseley
Niamh Mairead Ryan
Nina C Valaitis
Natalie Elaine Wright

Excellence in Academics
Alexis Marie Ardovitch
Kelsey Lynn Bequette
Ryan Michael Blechle
John Theodore Cichon
Morgan  Erin  Fleming
Kathryn Kerry Gubics
Allison A Lackey
Kristen Michelle Maleski
Giahanna N. Martorano
Katherine Elise Maus
Hannah Joy McGrath
Brandon Charles Moseley
Alexandra Marie Schmid
Mary Elizabeth  Sells
Julia Therese Shankland
Marissa Anne Sinak
Lauren Domenica Stollman
Madison Lou Tisdale
Rachel J Twohig
Mariah Grace Weston

Excellence in Clinical Education
Alexis Marie Ardovitch
Kelsey Lynn Bequette
Natalie Elaine Wright

Excellence in Research 
Lauren Elizabeth Groszek


Photos provided by Dr. Carol Beckel, Director of Clinical Education

Fully vaccinated students, staff and faculty members are free to not wear their face masks, and to not be socially distant indoors and out on our campuses in accordance with CDC, state, city, and University guidelines. Learn more on the University website.

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