Clarkson University Doctor of Physical Therapy student Christin Ashley has been awarded the Kafka-Phillips Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship was created to celebrate two people who shared a deep love for life and adventure and strong dedication to the physical therapy profession, Kathleen Kafka, and Reed Phillips. It was established in 2014 by their classmates, the DPT Class of 2016, and the Physical Therapy Department.
“Much like Reed and Kathleen, Christin constantly demonstrates a passion for physical therapy in the classroom setting as well as a love of nature. Her love of the outdoors started as she was growing up in St Croix, and has been furthered by her time in Upstate NY,” said Chris Towler, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy. “As a student, she always demonstrates outstanding effort and motivation to achieve excellence in Physical Therapy. She is a calming, positive influence on her peers.”
In honor of Kafka and Phillips, the memorial scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving first-year DPT student at Clarkson University who strives to implement the core values of the physical therapy profession both inside and outside the classroom in the same manner that Kathleen and Reed did.
Applications are reviewed and the scholarship awarded based on a number of criteria including, but not limited to, adventure for life outside the classroom, passion, and commitment to the physical therapy profession, demonstration of the APTA Core Values, and their current standing in the Clarkson University DPT program.