SRU Good News for April 29, 2009
SRU Alumni Association names Outstanding Senior Woman
Krystal Daniels, an exercise science major from New Middletown, Ohio, has been selected as the 2010 Outstanding Senior Woman by the Slippery Rock University Alumni Association.
Daniels is a participant in SRU's "Three plus Three" program, an accelerated academic track toward a doctor of physical therapy degree.
"In this program, seniors have a dense schedule of classes. Specifically, in addition to their undergraduate major schedule of classes they must take all prerequisite for the DPT program within a three-year period. For students like Ms. Daniels, their senior year includes all graduate- level courses, I can attest that it is very unlikely for PT students to maintain a 4.0 grade-point average, and even more improbably for our '3+3' students because of the challenging academic and clinical coursework. However, Ms. Daniels has done just that, and I am confident she will continue to excel," wrote one nominator.
During her junior year, she served as a teaching assistant for two courses taught by Jonathan Anning, assistant professor of exercise and rehabilitative sciences at SRU. Her work included spending time tutoring students enrolled in the courses. She also served as a community assistant in her residence hall during her sophomore year.
Daniels is president of the DPT class and played a key role in helping organize the class for the annual SRU's HealthFest presentation.
Included in her community service work is a current fundraising event for the New Castle City Rescue Mission and her efforts to collect food for needy families. She also participated in the Mercer Wellness Day and a free blood pressure screening for students, faculty and community residents program. She has volunteered with SRU's Office of Students with Disabilities and served as a mentor to four freshman exercise science students.
She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its Pennsylvania chapter and the American College of Sports Medicine in which she has attended local and national meetings.
This year's scholarship and awards committee included Linda Williamson, chair, Bruno Raso, Lorraine Troiano-Barron, Ben Addison and Lynette Beattie, all members of the board of directors of the SRU Alumni Association.
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