ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 

























 
SCC PT-A program graduates have 100% pass rate

'This is the eighth year in the past nine that the program's graduates have achieved the milestone.' - SCC
Click on headline for story with photo(s)

By Alison W. Horseman
News from Somerset Community College


Somerset, KY (Fri 7 Aug 2015) - Graduates of the Somerset Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program for 2015 have achieved a 100 percent first-attempt pass rate on the national certification examination.

"This was a very strong group of students that will be assets to the profession," said program clinical coordinator Dr. Steve Hammons. "We are proud to be a part of their success."


This is the eighth year in the past nine that the program's graduates have achieved the milestone. In 2014, only 68 of the 313 programs nationwide achieved a 100% first-attempt pass rate. This pass rate should place the program in a tie for a first place ranking by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy when the rankings are released next spring, said Meade.

Several of the 2015 graduates have been recognized statewide and nationally. Courtney Watts of Kings Mountain was named Kentucky's New Century Scholar, presented annually to the top community college student in the Commonwealth, in 2014. Watts was also named the recipient of the Mary McMillan Scholarship Award and the APTA Student Assembly's Outstanding PTA Student for 2015.

Brittany McKee of Bronston was named the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy's Student of the Year for 2015; Kristy Hyden of Prestonsburg was named the National PTA Student of the Year by the Orthopaedic Section and Tyler King of Albany was elected to serve on the APTA Student Assembly Board of Directors.

The class also participated in the winning effort in the 2014 and 2015 Marquette Challenge, a national fundraiser for physical therapy research, with the program being named "Outstanding PTA Program" by the Foundation for Physical Therapy for both years and was named the winner of the APTA's Student Assembly Challenge in 2013.

2015 PTA Program graduates include: Jason Campbell, Somerset; Derek Davis, Richmond; William "BJ" Hart, Mount Sterling; Kristy Hyden, Prestonsburg; Tyler King, Albany; Brittany McKee, Bronston; Cortnee Morrow, Monticello; Hailey Neal, Albany; Tyler W. Storie, Byrdstown (TN); Candice Tye, London; Jami Vaughn, London; and Courtney Watts, Kings Mountain.

Individuals wishing to learn more about SCC's PTA Program may contact the program's director at ron.meade@kctcs.edu.


This story was posted on 2015-08-09 08:38:10
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.

Somerset PT-A has 100% pass rate



2015-08-09 - Somerset Community College, Somerset, KY - Photo by Alison Horseman.
2015 PTA Program graduates who had a 100% board pass rate, include: Jason Campbell, Somerset; Derek Davis, Richmond; William "BJ" Hart, Mount Sterling; Kristy Hyden, Prestonsburg; Tyler King, Albany; Brittany McKee, Bronston; Cortnee Morrow, Monticello; Hailey Neal, Albany; Tyler W. Storie, Byrdstown (TN); Candice Tye, London; Jami Vaughn, London; and Courtney Watts, Kings Mountain.


Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



 






















 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


 

ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link: http://www.columbiamagazine.com/columbiamagazinerss.php.

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.