Physical Therapy Class of 2023 Graduates Honored | School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
The Pacific University School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training celebrated its 2023 physical therapy graduates on May 19, bestowing recognitions on some of its top graduating students.
Students completing the program earned their doctor of physical therapy degrees the following day at Pacific’s May Commencement.
Doctoral candidate Morgan Clark PT ’23 was named the Outstanding Graduate. The award is given based on achievements in academics, governance, cultural activities, campus activities and community involvement. Clark served as president of the PT Class of 2023. She also was the recipient of the 2022 American Physical Therapy Association Oregon Emerging Student Leader Award and represented the class as part of the Oregon delegation to the APTA House of Delegates in 2022.
The school’s Community Service Award, recognizing students who demonstrate service to Pacific or in the community, went to Rachael Phillips PT ’23, Erica Bruce PT ’23 and Anthony Lucas PT ’23.
Kylee Seto PT ’23 was recognized for Outstanding Service to the Physical Therapy Program. Seto served as vice president for the PT Class of 2023, as well as a peer tutor.
Emma Graddy PT ’23 and Andrea Brady PT ’23 earned the Outstanding Service to the Physical Therapy Profession Award.
Madelyn Foulk PT ’23 was named valedictorian for earning the highest grade point average among the graduating class and also received the Director’s Award, acknowledging a student who demonstrates service, leadership and a commitment to Pacific’s values. Foulk was a service and outreach coordinator for the class.
Foulk, Seto and Brady also received accolades earlier in their careers as PT students for research projects presented at the 9th World Congress of Biomechanics in Taipei, Taiwan, and the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in San Diego.
Pacific’s physical therapy program is a three-year doctoral degree preparing students to become licensed physical therapists.