Awards

HSHP Annual Awards 2014

HSHP Annual Awards 2014

The School of Health Sciences and Human Performance honored students for their outstanding academic and professional achievement this year during a ceremony and reception held May 14. To learn more about this year's award winners, click on their pictures below. 

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Elizabeth M. PreviteElizabeth M. Previte
Graduate Professional Excellence Award in Physical Therapy

After playing sports year-round and witnessing countless injuries, I knew I wanted a career in Physical Therapy and so my college quest began. When my mom asked, “what about Ithaca College,” my response was, “I’ve never even heard of that!” Little did I know, but it would only take one trip from New Jersey to realize that this would be the first of many, many road trips to Ithaca. In that one visit to IC, my college search ended. I enrolled in the PT program, earned a spot on the Women’s Volleyball Team, and declared a music minor in piano. 

Looking back six years later, I would have to say that finding my PT family has been, by far, my most memorable experience at IC. It started the summer after junior year when we packed up and moved to Rochester to complete our human anatomy coursework. I began that unforgettable summer with just a handful of good friends and ended it with an entire family. In the three years since, we have only grown closer as we have lived and breathed PT together. I have also been fortunate to expand my PT family with the students I have met from around the country at various APTA conferences. 

Academic achievements and personal highlights 

  • Dean’s List
  • Cum laude
  • Empire 8 President’s List
  • Ithaca College Leadership Scholar
  • Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society
  • Class of 2014 APTA Representative
  • Executive Board Member of Up ‘til Dawn
  • APTA House of Delegates Student Usher
  • APTA National Student Conclave, Annual Conference and Exposition, and Combined Sections Meeting attendee. 

The Graduate Professional Excellence Award is given to graduate students whose work and leadership during their academic coursework points to a promising career in the field of Physical Therapy.


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