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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Candice L. BrownCandice L. Brown
The Michael A. Pagliarulo Service Award

Growing up in Prince George’s County, Maryland, I was never a child who could sit still. I was always trying to discover new things, investigating how to do things better, and participating in activities that kept me moving. Thus, when I first encountered the field of physical therapy when I tore my ACL at age of twelve, it was not surprising that I immediately fell in love with the profession. Physical therapy combined everything I ever wanted in a career — the constant learning, the caring for people, and of course, the never sitting still. I knew Ithaca College would foster these aspects; thus, when I was admitted into Ithaca College’s Physical Therapy Program and was granted acceptance into the Martin Luther King Scholars’ Program, a program centered on social justice, I knew that Ithaca College was the right choice for me. 

Throughout my collegiate career, moments such as working with my first patient in the on-campus physical therapy clinic, researching healthcare accessibility in Ghana, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic, and learning from coursework that was varied and diverse have shaped who I am. Nevertheless, some of the greatest lessons I learned were through the friends that I made, the professionals who mentored me, and the personal growth that I gained through trying new things. Over the past four years, each of my experiences has been a brick in the foundation of my career. It is my plan that as I continue into the graduate portion of my career that this foundation will allow me to deliver quality care as a physical therapist. 

Academic Achievements and Personal Highlights 

  • Martin Luther King Scholar 
  • Alpha Eta Society 
  • Empire 8 President’s List 
  • Dean’s List 
  • Peggy R. Williams Award 
  • James J. Whalen Award Winner 
  • Co-Chair of Sister 2 Sister 
  • Physical Therapy Club APTA Liaison 
  • Beverly J. Martin Elementary School Tutor 

The Michael A. Pagliarulo Service Award is awarded to the physical therapy student who demonstrates outstanding service to the program and the profession of physical therapy.

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