Melissa Williams PT ’21 | Pacific University School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training | 2021 Physical Therapy Community Service Award

Melissa Williams PT '21Melissa Williams PT ’21 has received a 2021 Physical Therapy Community Service Award from the Pacific University School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training. This award recognizes students who have  a demonstrated a history of service either within the Pacific University community or in the greater community.

“Melissa Williams served as the community service coordinator for her student cohort from 2018 to 2021,” said nominators. “She also helped organize Physical Therapy Day of Service and Hops in Hillsboro events for the program and participated in two Go Baby Go events.”

She is among four May 2021 graduates receiving Physical Therapy Community Service Awards. Others include Tiffany Kugiya PT ’21, Jenna Matsuura PT ’21, and Stacia Torborg  PT ’21.

Williams, who is from Camas, Wash., also served as a physical therapy peer tutor. “Tutoring is super important to me because we all have struggles,” she said. “But it helps to meet them face on and tackle the challenge!”

The doctor of physical therapy program prepares well-rounded candidates for certification and licensure as healthcare professionals who can deliver person-centered care. Pacific offers a curriculum that is balanced in the areas of orthopedic, neurologic, and general physical therapy with attention to the needs of pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and other special populations.

Friday, May 14, 2021