VPTA Student SIG

SIG Purpose:

The purpose of the Student Special Interest Group (SSIG or Student SIG) is to provide a means by which student and student Affiliate members, having a common interest, may meet, confer, and promote the interests of its membership classes, the Chapter and theAssociation. The SSIG supports the provisions of the Association and Chapter Bylaws,policies and other enactments.

 

Bylaws

VPTA SSIGS bylawsVPTA Chapter bylawsAPTA bylaws

 

  

 

About this SIG 

Function of the SSIG

  • Provide the exchange of information to and among SSIG members concerning issues confronting the profession of physical therapy.
  • Identify and respond to areas of concern relating to students of the chapter.
  • Promote the role of students in the chapter, Association, and profession.
  • Promote membership and understanding of the Association, chapter, and SSIG among students enrolled in Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy
  • Assistant education programs within the chapter.
  • Represent the interests of SSIG members before the official decision making bodies of the Chapter, Association, and other components.
  • Assist the Chapter and Association in furthering the profession of Physical Therapy in the state of Virginia.
  • Promote and foster communication between Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant students.

 

How does SSIG represent the student census?

The SSIG BoD listens to your concerns, questions, and comments. This information is then taken back to the Virginia Chapter BoD and discussed. From here the board determines if the concerns of the student census can adequately be addressed and this information is relayed back to the student membership. The SSIG Executive Committee also provides an opportunity for the physical therapy and physical therapy assistant student to:

  • Network with students in your state.
  • Contact professionals across your state.
  • Opportunities to find mentors and be mentored.
  • Develop leadership skills. Receive important information about the workings of your state chapter.
  • Receive important information preparing you for your future as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant

 

 

SIG Resources and Links of Interest

VPTA Resource Center

 

 

Ask the SSIG

We would like to do our very best to encourage all of the student members to be active in the growth and development of the profession. If there are any questions that the BoD can answer for you feel free to contact any of us. We welcome suggestions for the website, questions and concerns. We can only grow together by improving communication. Contact the SSIG BoD with the links below.  

 

 

Student SIG Officers

 


Chase Edwards  |  Chair

School and Year: Emory & Henry College DPT '18
Hometown: Unicoi, Tennessee
Previous Leadership:

  • VPTA SSIG Vice-Chair
  • Emory & Henry College DPT 2018 Class President
  • Emory & Henry College Student Physical Therapy Association Co-Founder

Clinical Interest: Rural Healthcare, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Manual Therapy
Email: dedwards14@ehc.edu

 


Will Bodfish   |  Vice-Chair
School and Year: Emory & Henry College, 2018
Hometown: Morganton, North Carolina
Previous Leadership:

  • DPT Class Vice President

Clinical Interest: Neuro PT
Email: Wbodfish09@ehc.edu

 


Chelsea Lindo  |  Secretary
School and Year: Old Dominion University DPT, 2019
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Previous Leadership:

  • Secretary - ODU DPT Program
  • President - NC Wesleyan College SGA
  • Captain - Women's Soccer Team NC Wesleyan College

Clinical Interest: Travel, Pediatrics, and Cardiopulmonary
Email: claur001@odu.edu

 


David Furrow  |  Treasurer

School and Year: Radford DPT, 2019
Hometown: Warsaw, Virginia
Previous Leadership:

  • CNU Football Team Captain

Clinical Interest: Outpatient ortho, sports, neuro
Email: sdfurrow3@radford.edu

 


Jordan Miller  |  Director
School and Year: Old Dominion University DPT 2019
Hometown: Springfield, VA
Previous Leadership: 

  • Founder and VP: Social Standards of Delta Gamma Fraternity - CNU
  • Co-President of Pre-Physical Therapy Club - CNU
  • Student Honor Council - CNU
  • Varsity Women's Basketball - CNU

Clinical Interest: Travel, Home Health, Sports Medicine, Women's Health
Email: jmill023@odu.edu



Brooke Malloy  |  Core Ambassador to the APTA Student Assembly

School and Year: Radford University DPT, 2019
Hometown: Culpeper, VA
Previous Leadership:

  • Treasurer- Radford University Student Physical Therapy Association
  • Graduate Assistant for RU DPT

Clinical Interest: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine
Email: bmalloy@radford.edu

 


Margaret Nguyen  |  PTA Representative
School and Year: Northern Virginia Community College PTA '18
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Previous Leadership:

  • PTA Club Social Chair at NVCC, Student Ambassador at Old Dominon University

Clinical Interest: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Women's Health
Email: Mdn2042@email.vccs.edu

 


Kate Lomaka  |  Nominating Committee Chair-Elect
School and Year: Virginia Commonwealth University, 2019
Hometown:  Richmond, Virginia
Previous Leadership:

  • VPTA Representative - VCU Class of 2019
  • Resident Advisor - Virginia Tech

Clinical Interest: IP Rehab, Neuro, and Pediatrics
Email: lomakakm@vcu.edu

 


Anna Wilson  |  Nominating Committee
School and Year: Shenandoah University DPT, 2019
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Previous Leadership:

  • Captain of Shenandoah University Women's soccer team

Clinical Interest: Orthopedics, Pediatrics
Email: awilson12@su.edu

 

 

 



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VPTA Student SIG

SIG Purpose:

The purpose of the Student Special Interest Group (SSIG or Student SIG) is to provide a means by which student and student Affiliate members, having a common interest, may meet, confer, and promote the interests of its membership classes, the Chapter and theAssociation. The SSIG supports the provisions of the Association and Chapter Bylaws,policies and other enactments.

 

Bylaws

VPTA SSIGS bylawsVPTA Chapter bylawsAPTA bylaws

 

  

 

About this SIG 

Function of the SSIG

  • Provide the exchange of information to and among SSIG members concerning issues confronting the profession of physical therapy.
  • Identify and respond to areas of concern relating to students of the chapter.
  • Promote the role of students in the chapter, Association, and profession.
  • Promote membership and understanding of the Association, chapter, and SSIG among students enrolled in Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy
  • Assistant education programs within the chapter.
  • Represent the interests of SSIG members before the official decision making bodies of the Chapter, Association, and other components.
  • Assist the Chapter and Association in furthering the profession of Physical Therapy in the state of Virginia.
  • Promote and foster communication between Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant students.

 

How does SSIG represent the student census?

The SSIG BoD listens to your concerns, questions, and comments. This information is then taken back to the Virginia Chapter BoD and discussed. From here the board determines if the concerns of the student census can adequately be addressed and this information is relayed back to the student membership. The SSIG Executive Committee also provides an opportunity for the physical therapy and physical therapy assistant student to:

  • Network with students in your state.
  • Contact professionals across your state.
  • Opportunities to find mentors and be mentored.
  • Develop leadership skills. Receive important information about the workings of your state chapter.
  • Receive important information preparing you for your future as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant

 

 

SIG Resources and Links of Interest

VPTA Resource Center

 

 

Ask the SSIG

We would like to do our very best to encourage all of the student members to be active in the growth and development of the profession. If there are any questions that the BoD can answer for you feel free to contact any of us. We welcome suggestions for the website, questions and concerns. We can only grow together by improving communication. Contact the SSIG BoD with the links below.  

 

 

Student SIG Officers

 


Chase Edwards  |  Chair

School and Year: Emory & Henry College DPT '18
Hometown: Unicoi, Tennessee
Previous Leadership:

  • VPTA SSIG Vice-Chair
  • Emory & Henry College DPT 2018 Class President
  • Emory & Henry College Student Physical Therapy Association Co-Founder

Clinical Interest: Rural Healthcare, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Manual Therapy
Email: dedwards14@ehc.edu

 


Will Bodfish   |  Vice-Chair
School and Year: Emory & Henry College, 2018
Hometown: Morganton, North Carolina
Previous Leadership:

  • DPT Class Vice President

Clinical Interest: Neuro PT
Email: Wbodfish09@ehc.edu

 


Chelsea Lindo  |  Secretary
School and Year: Old Dominion University DPT, 2019
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Previous Leadership:

  • Secretary - ODU DPT Program
  • President - NC Wesleyan College SGA
  • Captain - Women's Soccer Team NC Wesleyan College

Clinical Interest: Travel, Pediatrics, and Cardiopulmonary
Email: claur001@odu.edu

 


David Furrow  |  Treasurer

School and Year: Radford DPT, 2019
Hometown: Warsaw, Virginia
Previous Leadership:

  • CNU Football Team Captain

Clinical Interest: Outpatient ortho, sports, neuro
Email: sdfurrow3@radford.edu

 


Jordan Miller  |  Director
School and Year: Old Dominion University DPT 2019
Hometown: Springfield, VA
Previous Leadership: 

  • Founder and VP: Social Standards of Delta Gamma Fraternity - CNU
  • Co-President of Pre-Physical Therapy Club - CNU
  • Student Honor Council - CNU
  • Varsity Women's Basketball - CNU

Clinical Interest: Travel, Home Health, Sports Medicine, Women's Health
Email: jmill023@odu.edu



Brooke Malloy  |  Core Ambassador to the APTA Student Assembly

School and Year: Radford University DPT, 2019
Hometown: Culpeper, VA
Previous Leadership:

  • Treasurer- Radford University Student Physical Therapy Association
  • Graduate Assistant for RU DPT

Clinical Interest: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine
Email: bmalloy@radford.edu

 


Margaret Nguyen  |  PTA Representative
School and Year: Northern Virginia Community College PTA '18
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Previous Leadership:

  • PTA Club Social Chair at NVCC, Student Ambassador at Old Dominon University

Clinical Interest: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Women's Health
Email: Mdn2042@email.vccs.edu

 


Kate Lomaka  |  Nominating Committee Chair-Elect
School and Year: Virginia Commonwealth University, 2019
Hometown:  Richmond, Virginia
Previous Leadership:

  • VPTA Representative - VCU Class of 2019
  • Resident Advisor - Virginia Tech

Clinical Interest: IP Rehab, Neuro, and Pediatrics
Email: lomakakm@vcu.edu

 


Anna Wilson  |  Nominating Committee
School and Year: Shenandoah University DPT, 2019
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Previous Leadership:

  • Captain of Shenandoah University Women's soccer team

Clinical Interest: Orthopedics, Pediatrics
Email: awilson12@su.edu