DEPARTMENT AWARDS

AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

The Department of Physical Therapy is proud of our outstanding students, educators and alumni. Each year, the Department presents the following awards for exemplary service and performance in our physical therapy programs. (Scroll down to see list of past recipients.)

Catherine Doetzer Kohlenstein Scholarship: Awarded to a second year student to assist with funding for clinical education expenses. Cossoy/Lucca Award: Awarded to an incoming student who demonstrates substantial promise and ability to contribute to the advancement of the profession. Paul Mettler Service Award: Awarded to a student with current or previous military service or whose life in the Physical Therapy Program has been directly impacted by a first-generation family member serving their country. John P. Scholz Faculty Award: Recognizes a student for exemplary qualities of integrity, cooperation, initiative and leadership in the University of Delaware Physical Therapy (UDPT) Program. Chair’s/Director’s Award: Recognizes a student who has made special contributions to the DPT Program by giving of his or her time and effort to improve the program and helping the chair, director and faculty to fulfill the mission of education, scholarship, and service. Scholarship Award: Acknowledges a student who has achieved the highest level of academic excellence as demonstrated by the highest grade point average for the class. Barbara Cossoy Service Award: Recognizes an individual or organization outside of the Department who has made an extraordinary contribution to the UD Physical Therapy Program. The award is named for the founding director of the program, Barbara Cossoy. Catherine Doetzer Kohlenstein Clinical Educator’s Award: Recognizes a clinical educator who has made an outstanding contribution to the clinical education component of our department over the past year or has made an important and sustained contribution to clinical education for several years. This award is named in honor of the Cathy Doetzer Kohlenstein, the first person to receive this award. Cathy graduated from our MPT program and supervised many of our student interns. Cathy passed away in December of 2002. Alumni Award: For an alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to the Physical Therapy Department. John P. Scholz Scholarship: Given to a Doctor of Physical Therapy student who exemplifies excellence in academics and on the athletic field or in the Arts. Stauffer Scholarship: Given to a University of Delaware alumni pursuing doctoral training in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware. Sports Residency Award: For completion of the Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program. Orthopaedic Residency Award: For completion of the Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program.

PREVIOUS AWARD RECIPIENTS:

CATHY DOETZER KOHLENSTEIN SCHOLARSHIP

2010 – Jamie Lambert
2011 – Rebecca Huesman
2012 – Parker Drumm
2013 – Jacob Capin
2013 – Allison Siple
2014 – Rachel Lins
2015 – Carolyn Giles
2016 – Emily Polakowski
2017 – Alex Minalga

COSSOY/LUCCA SCHOLARSHIP

2014 – Katherine Brisson
2015 – Emma Beisheim
2016 – Gina Free
2017 – Sweta Devarajan and Lauren Naude

PAUL METTLER SERVICE AWARD

2011 – Connor Whitesel
2012 – Jeremy Rosenberg
2014 – Allison Hutson
2015 – Samuel Roda
2016 – Mary Laugeson
2017 – Kyle Mohan

JOHN P. SCHOLZ FACULTY AWARD

Faculty Award

1991- Lisa M. Prenger
1992- Amy S. Biederman
1993- Laurie Scheer
1994- Mari Cunningham
1995- David Nitti
1996- Easton Germain
1997- Lori-Anne Sheppard
1998- Gina Hemler
1999- Devin Robinson
2000- Anna Ill
2001- Carl Owen Eaton
2002- Brian Murray
2003- Kevin W. O’Neill
2004- Jill N. Cameron & Barbara J. Spears
2005- Steve Montalvo
2006- Marty William Fontenot
2007- Julienne Rose Sinkosky
2008- Jennifer Flug
2009 – Anthony Carroll
2010 – Greg Seymour
2011 – Brittany Nicole Patterson
2012 – Peter Coyle

John P. Scholz Faculty Award:

2013 – Kristen Stump
2014 – Eugene Khoroshan
2015 – Nicholas Rech & Beth Ackerman
2016 – John Shipley and Frederic Breidenbach
2017 – Kurt Fedors

CHAIR'S/DIRECTOR'S AWARD

Chair’s/Director’s Award

1990- John Knarr
1991- Dawn L. Asano
1992- Christine A. Rossini
1993- Pam Kindig
1994- Rich Harmon
1995- Elizabeth Adams
1996- Katherine Linsay
1997- Anne Collins
1998- Christina Colon
2000- Preston Winn
2001- Alison Thomas DeLeo
2002- Cynthia Barbe
2004- Kathryn M. Cunningham & Mandy L. Merritt
2005- Kama Smith
2006- Marty William Fontenot
2007- Melissa Jean Ronan
2008- Jennifer Tola
2009 – Jessica Haury
2010 – Mackenzie Roby
2011 – Daniel Christopher Singles
2012 – Rebecca Beeby
2013 – Erin Helm & Christopher Henderson
2014 – Kristin Lockwood
2015 – Ninia Agustin
2016 – Nathan McClain
2017 – Jeffrey DeLeon

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Scholarship Award

1991- Gina R. Korrell
1992- Jane M. Biggi
1993- Judie Clabaugh
1994- Cathy Overbaugh
1995- Bonnie DeVivo
1995- Jon Vanderloo
1996- Nancy Hurwitz
1997- Krista Pika
1998- Roger Collins
1999- Kristen Toriello
2000- Christy Ferretta
2001- Kelly Marie Hess
2002- Sarah T. Price
2003- Todd S. Everett
2004- Mary E. Saari

2005- Marc Rosner
2006- Robert Benjamin Keeton
2007- Melissa Jean Ronan & Tiffany Sue Strawn
2008- Amy Novotny
2009 – Ross Haley & Jessica Haury
2010 – Kathleen Thompson
2011 – Katherine Marie Monahan
2012 – Sarah Flynn
2013 – Kristen Stump
2014 – Jacob Capin
2015 – Alice Vienneau
2016 – Mary Laugesen and Megan Ziegler
2017 – Nicole Gomes

BARBARA COSSOY SERVICE AWARD

Barbara Cossoy Service Award

1991- Leonard Katz, MD
1992- Julie Moyer EdD, PT, ATC
1993- Michael Axe, MD
1994- Dr. Heyward Brock
1995- Kathy Walker, PT
1996- Wilmington Stroke Club
1997- Barry Smith
1998- Paul Schweizer, PT
2000- Scott Mackler, MD, PhD
2001- Mary Martin
2003- Liz Koczur, PT
2004- Stanley Cossoy
2005- Catherine Flickinger
2006- Julie Moyer Knowles, EDD, PT, ATC
2007- Jie Yang
2008- Andrew S. Reisman, MD
2009 – Paul Pusecker
2010 – Nancy O’Laughlin
2011 – Mary Husty
2012 – Richard Williams
2013 – John Smith and Stephen Sciscione
2014 – Anne Dunlop
2015 – Chandler Funeral Home
2016 – Barbara Van Dornick
2017 – Thomas LaPenta

CATHERINE DOETZER KOHLENSTEIN CLINICAL EDUCATOR’S AWARD

Catherine Doetzer Kohlenstein Clinical Educator’s Award

1999- Catherine Kohlenstein
2000- Laura A. Schmitt
2001- Elizabeth Havener
2002- Kathleen Fahey-Hosey
2003- Terri Kirk
2004- John Knarr
2005- Adriene Greenfield
2006- Lynne Sturgill
2007- Ann Morrison
2008- Amy Briley
2009 – Lauren Grieder
2010 – Maurine Van Hemelryck
2011 – Jennifer Skrapits & Elizabeth Caputo
2012 – Krystal Lighty & Alex Kobb
2013 – A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and WellSpan Rehabilitation
2014 – Lauren Tigani
2015 – Christiana Care Rehabilitation Services
2016 – Sinai Hospital
2017 – University of Maryland Shore Regional Health

ALUMNI AWARD

Alumni Award

2000- Chuck Barker
2001- Jessie Vanswearingen
2002- William Romani
2003- Jill Black Lattanzi
2004- Mark Hopkins
2005- Tara Manal & Mark Hopkins
2006- Carol Irwin Owens
2007- Timothy Crunk
2008- Cynthia Barbee
2009 – Tami Wright
2010 – Tracy Stoner
2011 – Jessalyn Ciampa
2012 – Airelle Hunter-Giordano
2013 – Nicholas DeBlasio & Nikol Tews
2014 – Jennifer Flug
2015 – Jenifer Pugliese
2016 – n/a
2017 – Greg Seymour

JOHN P. SCHOLZ SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

2014 – Oliver Yost
2015 – Emma Beisheim
2016 – Nattie Chan
2017 – Kelly Turner

MAE D. HIGHTOWER-VANDAMM AWARD

2017 – Nicole Doolen

STAUFFER SCHOLARSHIP

2014 – Jennifer Byrnes
2015 – Celeste Dix
2016 – Malia Budd
2017 – Kathleen Criss

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