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DOBSON — Twelve students in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Surry Community College were recently honored with a recognition ceremony and reception at Calvary Baptist Church in Mount Airy.

A highlight of the evening was a video slideshow arranged by Casey Long Luffman, one of the graduates, which included photos from throughout their two years in the program. The majority of these students were together again dressed in caps and gowns at the Surry Community College Graduation held at Peace Haven Baptist Church in Yadkinville in May.

The 2013 Physical Therapist Assistant graduates are as follows: Tammy Bartlett of Winston-Salem, Brittany Bottoms of Dobson, Dinah Chipman and Michelle Mathis of Roaring River, Linda Ferguson of Boonville, Craig Kester and Dominic Neumark of Elkin, Casey Long Luffman of Jonesville, Carl Skinner of Pfafftown, Brian Stone of Madison, Carmen Wagner of Fleetwood, and Lone Weatherman of Glade Valley.

SCC’s Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct patient care settings under the supervision of physical therapists. Assistants work to improve or restore function by alleviation or prevention of physical impairment and perform other essential activities in a physical therapy department.

Graduates may be eligible to take the licensure examination administered by the NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Employment is available in general hospitals, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, specialty hospitals, home health agencies, private clinics, and public school systems.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Surry Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. For more information, visit www.surry.edu or contact Eileen Coleman, SCC’s Physical Therapist Assistant director, at 386-3513 or colemane893@surry.edu.

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