Member Recognition

NPTA AWARDS:

To nominate a PT professional for one of these association awards, please complete and submit this nomination form. For detailed information on each award, eleigibility, and voiting, please visit the Nominating Committee page

CLINICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD – PT

The recipient shall be a current member of NPTA and a physical therapist who is well respected by his/her peers and:

  1. Active in district or state activities,

  2. Demonstrates contribution to physical therapy in one or more of the following areas: education, management, patient care, or research.


  3. Karen Brown, PT received the PT Clinical Excellence Award at the NPTA Fall Conference.
    L-R Karen Brown, Julie Peterson

CLINICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD – PTA

The recipient shall be a current NPTA member and a physical therapist assistant who is well respected by his/her peers and:

  1. Active in district or state activities,
  2. Demonstrates contribution to physical therapy in one or more of the following areas: education, management, patient care, or research.

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDUCATION AWARD

The recipient shall be a current member of NPTA and not a current member of the Executive Committee. The recipient’s achievement in education, practice, research and service to NPTA is widely known by the general membership or attested to by other NPTA members in leadership positions. The recipient shall be one who has made a valuable service contribution to physical therapy and to NPTA by developing quality education experiences that improve the profession of physical therapy through specific areas.


Jenny Bagwell, PT, PhD received the Achievement in Education Award at the NPTA Fall Conference. 
L-R Jenny Bagwell, Julie Peterson


FRIEND OF PHYSICAL THERAPY AWARD

The aim of this award is to recognize individuals who have given of themselves for the betterment of the physical therapy profession. The individual is not a currently practicing physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.


Becky McCreery, OTD, received the Friend of Physical Therapy Award at the NPTA Fall Conference.
L-R Becky McCreery, Julie Peterson


MARY ELLEN SACKSTEDER AWARD

Mary Ellen Sacksteder Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Physical Therapy. Nominees must be persons who have engaged in the practice of physical therapy for at least ten (10) years, five (5) of which have been in the State of Nebraska. Nominees must be members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Nebraska Chapter. The personal resume of each nominee must present substantial evidence of major contributions in at least five of ten areas of professional practice, service and other achievements.


Karen Paschal, PT, DPT, MS, FAPTA received 
the Mary Ellen Sacksteder award  at the NPTA Fall Conference.
L-R Karen Paschal, Julie Peterson (NPTA President)