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Students Graduate from Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Release Date: 12/9/2005


CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Community Relations Coordinator/Web Editor

Carroll Community College Students Graduate from Physical Therapist Assistant Program With Jobs in Hand

On Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 2 p.m., 19 students will graduate from Carroll Community College's Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program during a special pre-holiday ceremony in the Theater in the Scott Center.  Sherri Asher will be the student speaker and Professor Ginger Graham-Lewis will be the general speaker.

Of the 19 graduates, all have had one or more offers of employment. Among the 19, eight have accepted jobs, and the rest are considering multiple offers/opportunities. They will be employed in hospitals, out-patient offices, geriatric facilities, rehab settings and pediatric clinics. They all will be participating in a 10-day licensure preparation course to assist them in passing the licensure exam the first time.

"If I could graduate 100 PTAs tomorrow, I would be able to find them all jobs-that's how popular our program has become," said Carroll PTA Program Director Sharon Main, PT, MBA. "We even draw students from many surrounding counties who will choose to bypass the programs that are closer to them, in favor of a Carroll education."

Main adds that students tell her they like the well-equipped PTA lab with treatment tables, parallel bars, and a mat table, located in a building that opened last year.

Carroll also offers training by faculty members who are practicing physical therapists. In addition to Main, professors Ginger Graham-Lewis, PT and Mark Dintino, PT round out the teaching faculty. Students frequently tell faculty they are especially pleased with the support and warm, friendly atmosphere Carroll's faculty offer.

Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Rd. in Westminster, Md.

The PTA graduates are:
Lauren Angelini
Sherri Asher
Katie Buckley
Stacey Fisher
Jennifer Haines
Kim Keller
Marcia Leiter
James Loan
Sher Matthews
Seamus Meteer
Banu Morova
Jamie Mowbray
Emily Norris
Christine Roche
Kellyanne Rose
Ann Schroen
Amanda Strickhouser
Tamara Volway
Joel Weaver


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