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UMES Awards 23 Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees During Convocation

  • Friday, September 17, 2010

    PRINCESS ANNE - (Sept. 14, 2010) - Twenty-three University of Maryland Eastern Shore students received their doctor of physical therapy degrees recently during a graduation ceremony held in conjunction with the annual Founders' Week convocation.

    The class of 2010 is the university's largest since the inaugural class of doctoral students graduated in 2005.

    Graduates are now eligible to sit for the professional licensure exam most employers require when hiring physical therapists.

    If this year's class is like the previous four, all 23 members are academically capable of passing the test on the first try.

    All but one of the students list Maryland as their home state; three are from the lower Eastern Shore. UMES' physical therapy program is widely recognized by peer institutions as among the nation's most-respected.

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    PT graduates pictured from left to right are:  (front row) Rosalea Acap, Clinton, Md.; Dina Hamad, Berlin, Md.; Matthew Van Sickle, Bowie, Md.; Stephanie Shores, Glen Burnie, Md.; David Hartwig, Forest Hill, Md.; George Olayinka, Bowie, Md.; Miguel Laygo, Salisbury, Md.; Carla Taylor, Berlin, Md.; Alice Wong, Derwood, Md.; (middle row) Tiffany Shreves, Pasadena, Md.; Genevieve Good-Malloy, Columbia, Md.; Amanda Eller, Mechanicsville, Md.; Shannon Davis, Hagerstown, Md.; Dr. Charles Williams, vice president of Academic Affairs, UMES; Heather Bennett, Ellicott City, Md.; Catherine Gilbert, Bowie, Md.; Derek Fogle, Thurmont, Md.; Jaclyn Aylor, Frostburg, Md.; Jessica Stauty, Suffolk, Va.; (back row) Jaquay Powell, Clinton, Md.; Richard Matthews, Suitland, Md.; Scott Yanus, Damascus, Md.; Dipal Patel, Perryville, Md.; Francis Rosenthal, Jarrettsville, Md.



    Bill Robinson, director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-621-2355,


    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580,