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Marshall County Resident Named to KPTA All-Academic Team

Shea WilsonBenton resident and West Kentucky Community and Technical College student Shea Wilson is one of only nine students across Kentucky to be named to the 2014 Kentucky Physical Therapy Association All–Academic Team (KPTA).
 
KPTA and RehabCare, a leading provider of rehabilitation services, bestow the honor to select the students from Kentucky’s PTA and Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs.
 
“I am honored and blessed to be selected to the 2014 KPTA All Academic Team,” said 21 year-old Wilson. “I will be able to put this award on my resume for future jobs.”
 
Students are chosen for the competitive team based upon academic and clinical performance, extracurricular, campus and community service activities, participation in physical therapy-related activities and organizations, and a personal statement discussing the student’s career goals and the importance of being an advocate for the physical therapy profession.
 
Wilson volunteers both on the WKCTC campus and in the community.  She is the 2014 PTA class president, and recently volunteered with the college’s Health Career Craze Camp to encourage middle school and high school students to learn about a career in physical therapy.  She also participated in the Miami/Marquette Challenge; a grassroots fundraising effort coordinated and carried out by physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students across the country to raise money for the Foundation of Physical Therapy Research.
 
Wilson will graduate from the college’s PTA Program in December and plans to transfer to Murray State University to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physical therapy, and then continue her education with a doctorate degree in physical therapy.
 
This year’s recipients include:  Courtney Carpenter and Kristy Hyden, Somerset Community College; Ashton Curry, Callie Eaves and Kaitlyn Flak, Bellarmine University; Adam Dotson, Katlyn Nasseri, and Erin Stokes, University of Kentucky
 
Members of the KPTA All-Academic Team will be recognized at the KPTA Fall Conference in Lexington in September, and will receive cash scholarships from RehabCare®, a leading provider of rehabilitation services.
 
For more information about the PTA program at WKCTC, contact Peggy Block, allied health and personal services dean, at (270) 534-3464 or peggy.block@kctcs.edu.