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

 


Lauryl Andrus  |  Chair

School and Year: Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017
Hometown: Cross Junction, Virginia
Previous Leadership:

  • Vice-President - VCU Class of 2017
  • Core Ambassador to the APTA Student Assembly VPTA SSIG 2015-2016

Clinical Interest: Military Physical Therapy and Pediatrics
Email: andruslv@vcu.edu

 


Chase Edwards  |  Vice-Chair
School and Year: Emory & Henry College, 2018
Hometown: Unicoi, Tennessee
Previous Leadership:

  • President - Emory & Henry College Class of 2018 Class President
  • Vice President - Emory & Henry College Athletic Training Program

Clinical Interest: Orthopedics, Sport's Performance, and Clinical Exercise Physiology
Email: dedwards14@ehc.edu

 


Julia Falkenklous  |  Secretary
School and Year: Shenandoah University, 2017
Hometown: Reisterstown, MD
Previous Leadership:

  • Fundraising Chair- SU Class of 2017
  • Secretary - SAAC Fairmont State University

Clinical Interest: Neurology, IP Rehab
Email: Jfalkenk14@su.edu

 


Steven Chung  |  Treasurer

School and Year: Old Dominion University, 2018
Hometown: Oakton, Virginia
Previous Leadership:

  • President and Founder - Pre-Physical Therapy Club at CNU
  • Founding Father - Kappa Sigma at CNU
  • Alumni Relations Chair - Kappa Sigma at CNU

Clinical Interest: Orthopedics, Sports, and Cardiopulmonary
Email: schun001@odu.edu

 


Courtney Souter  |  Director
School and Year: Shenandoah University, 2017
Hometown: Fairfax Station, VA
Previous Leadership: 

  • Planning and Development Chair - SUPT Thrive Initiative
  • Service, Supervisor - Virginia Tech Student Calling Center

Clinical Interest: Military Physical Therapy, Orthopedics and TBI
Email: csouter14@su.edu



Michelle Bomyea  |  Core Ambassador to the APTA Student Assembly

School and Year: Marymount University, 2017
Hometown: Rensselaer Falls, NY
Previous Leadership:

  • President - Marymount Class of 2017
  • APTA Membership Project Committee

Clinical Interest: Orthopedics, Women's Health, and Neuro Rehab
Email: mmb28766@marymount.edu

 


Katie Nuckols  |  PTA Representative
School and Year: South University Richmond, 2016
Hometown: Chester, Virginia
Previous Leadership:

  • VPTA Representative - South University Class of 2016

Clinical Interest: Orthopedics, Neurology, Sports Medicine
Email: kathleen_nuckols@stu.southuniversity.edu

 


Joseph Johnson  |  Nominating Committee Chair-Elect
School and Year: Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018
Hometown:  Midlothian, Virginia
Previous Leadership:

  • SGA Representative - MCV, NCO ARNG
  • Youth Minister, UVA GBS

Clinical Interest: Manual Therapy, Sports Medicine and Pediatrics
Email: johnsonjm8@vcu.edu

 


Danielle Holt  |  Nominating Committee
School and Year: Mary Baldwin College, 2017
Hometown: Yorktown, VA
Previous Leadership:

  • Formal Committee Lead Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at MBC for 2015
  • Membership Chair - Radford University Ambassador, Sponsorship Chair - Radford Relay for Life

Clinical Interest: Pediatrics
Email: Holtdr7082@mbc.edu

 


Natalie Blanton  |  Nominating Committee
School and Year: Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017
Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Previous Leadership: 

  • VPTA Representative - VCU Class of 2017
  • Peer Health Educator - Roanoke College
  • Student Representative on the Health Education Awareness Team Roanoke College

Clinical Interests: Orthopedics, Manual Therapy and Neurology
Email: blantonnf2@vcu.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

 


Lauryl Andrus  |  Chair

School and Year: Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017
Hometown: Cross Junction, Virginia
Previous Leadership:

  • Vice-President - VCU Class of 2017
  • Core Ambassador to the APTA Student Assembly VPTA SSIG 2015-2016

Clinical Interest: Military Physical Therapy and Pediatrics
Email: andruslv@vcu.edu

 


Chase Edwards  |  Vice-Chair
School and Year: Emory & Henry College, 2018
Hometown: Unicoi, Tennessee
Previous Leadership:

  • President - Emory & Henry College Class of 2018 Class President
  • Vice President - Emory & Henry College Athletic Training Program

Clinical Interest: Orthopedics, Sport's Performance, and Clinical Exercise Physiology
Email: dedwards14@ehc.edu

 


Julia Falkenklous  |  Secretary
School and Year: Shenandoah University, 2017
Hometown: Reisterstown, MD
Previous Leadership:

  • Fundraising Chair- SU Class of 2017
  • Secretary - SAAC Fairmont State University

Clinical Interest: Neurology, IP Rehab
Email: Jfalkenk14@su.edu

 


Steven Chung  |  Treasurer

School and Year: Old Dominion University, 2018
Hometown: Oakton, Virginia
Previous Leadership:

  • President and Founder - Pre-Physical Therapy Club at CNU
  • Founding Father - Kappa Sigma at CNU
  • Alumni Relations Chair - Kappa Sigma at CNU

Clinical Interest: Orthopedics, Sports, and Cardiopulmonary
Email: schun001@odu.edu

 


Courtney Souter  |  Director
School and Year: Shenandoah University, 2017
Hometown: Fairfax Station, VA
Previous Leadership: 

  • Planning and Development Chair - SUPT Thrive Initiative
  • Service, Supervisor - Virginia Tech Student Calling Center

Clinical Interest: Military Physical Therapy, Orthopedics and TBI
Email: csouter14@su.edu



Michelle Bomyea  |  Core Ambassador to the APTA Student Assembly

School and Year: Marymount University, 2017
Hometown: Rensselaer Falls, NY
Previous Leadership:

  • President - Marymount Class of 2017
  • APTA Membership Project Committee

Clinical Interest: Orthopedics, Women's Health, and Neuro Rehab
Email: mmb28766@marymount.edu

 


Katie Nuckols  |  PTA Representative
School and Year: South University Richmond, 2016
Hometown: Chester, Virginia
Previous Leadership:

  • VPTA Representative - South University Class of 2016

Clinical Interest: Orthopedics, Neurology, Sports Medicine
Email: kathleen_nuckols@stu.southuniversity.edu

 


Joseph Johnson  |  Nominating Committee Chair-Elect
School and Year: Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018
Hometown:  Midlothian, Virginia
Previous Leadership:

  • SGA Representative - MCV, NCO ARNG
  • Youth Minister, UVA GBS

Clinical Interest: Manual Therapy, Sports Medicine and Pediatrics
Email: johnsonjm8@vcu.edu

 


Danielle Holt  |  Nominating Committee
School and Year: Mary Baldwin College, 2017
Hometown: Yorktown, VA
Previous Leadership:

  • Formal Committee Lead Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at MBC for 2015
  • Membership Chair - Radford University Ambassador, Sponsorship Chair - Radford Relay for Life

Clinical Interest: Pediatrics
Email: Holtdr7082@mbc.edu

 


Natalie Blanton  |  Nominating Committee
School and Year: Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017
Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Previous Leadership: 

  • VPTA Representative - VCU Class of 2017
  • Peer Health Educator - Roanoke College
  • Student Representative on the Health Education Awareness Team Roanoke College

Clinical Interests: Orthopedics, Manual Therapy and Neurology
Email: blantonnf2@vcu.edu