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Franklin Pierce University DPT Student Receives National Award

May 23, 2012

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A Franklin Pierce University (FPU) student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, Jonathan Fisher Brown, will receive the Mary McMillan Scholarship Award, which is granted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) annually. The Mary McMillan Award is the most prestigious student award within the field of physical therapy. Brown is one of four students from across the country who will receive the honor.

Brown recently graduated from FPU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in Concord, N.H., whose mission is for physical therapy graduates to be “knowledgeable, compassionate, self-assured, adaptable, reflective, and service-oriented practitioners.” The Mary McMillan scholarship often goes to students attending large research universities; Franklin Pierce University is very pleased that Brown’s academic achievements in the field of physical therapy have been nationally recognized with this esteemed award.

The highly competitive Mary McMillan Scholarship award recognizes students who exhibit superior scholastic ability and potential for future professional contribution. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, past productivity, evidence of potential contribution to physical therapy, and service to the APTA. Brown narrowly missed being elected as Chair of the Student Assembly for APTA last year. He will receive a $5,000 award in addition to the award certificate, which will be presented by APTA's Scientific Conference and Exposition held in Tampa, Fla., on June 6-9. 





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