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Jeanne Walling Named First Slotin Scholarship Winner

Savannah, GA—Jeanne Walling has been named the first recipient of the Morris Slotin Scholarship at Armstrong Atlantic State University. The $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a physical therapy student who demonstrates outstanding academic and clinical achievement. The recipient is also required to be studying physical therapy as a second career. This last criteria is patterned after the personal experience of Morris “Moe” Slotin, the person for whom the scholarship is named.

Moe Slotin spent the first twenty years of his working life traveling the world as the sound engineer for some of the great rock bands including Aerosmith, the B-52’s, the Patti Smith Group, Patti LaBelle, and the Talking Heads. The last decade of his life was spent as a physical therapist and as a clinical supervisor for the AASU Department of Physical Therapy. Slotin died in October 2001.

Jeanne is a non-traditional student who worked previously in her family's electrical and lighting supply business in Brunswick. She commutes daily from Brunswick so that she can be home at night with her two daughters, age twelve and fourteen. Despite her other responsibilities, she maintains a 3.85 GPA.

Anne Thompson, a professor of physical therapy, said, “Jeanne was the unanimous choice of the faculty because she will be the kind of therapist Moe was and that is very high praise, indeed.”

The Morris Slotin Scholarship will be presented September 30 at 11:30 A.M. in the lobby of AASU's Administration Building.

September 19, 2002