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AASU Physical Therapy Student Receives National Award

Savannah, GA—Sean Proctor, a recent graduate of the physical therapy program at Armstrong Atlantic State University, has received the Scholarship of Excellence award from the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP).

ASAHP awards $1,000 scholarships to outstanding students in the allied health professions who have demonstrated academic excellence and the potential to assume leadership roles within the profession. Only eight of these scholarships are awarded each year nationally.

When asked about receiving the prestigious award, Proctor said he was "very honored to be one of only eight students recognized by the association." He also expressed satisfaction that AASU was represented among division one schools, such as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of Alabama.

David Lake, department head of physical therapy, nominated Proctor for the award. He described Proctor as a strong candidate with "demonstrated academic achievements, leadership and community service, and evidence of strong communication skills."

Proctor served as an officer of AASU's physical therapy student organization. He has spoken publicly on the need for direct access to state legislators during legislative receptions sponsored by Armstrong Atlantic and the second district of the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia.

Proctor has participated in numerous wellness and career fairs sponsored by AASU's College of Health Professions and the Department of Physical Therapy. He also participated in an occupational exposition sponsored by the Savannah Chamber of Commerce. Proctor is currently working as a physical therapist for SouthCoast Medical.



January 25, 2002

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