Sept. 22, 2004
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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY NAMES SRU
PHYSICALTHERAPY PROFESSOR SUSAN KUSHNER
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Susan Kushner,
associate professor of physical therapy at Slippery Rock
University, has been named Volunteer of the Year by the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society for her 16 years of service to the
She will be inducted
into the "Volunteer Hall of Fame" at the society’s leadership
conference in Denver in November.
volunteered at the local and national levels, giving speeches,
teaching classes and serving on numerous
very honored by this award and hope to continue serving the
national Multiple Sclerosis Society and persons with MS for years
to come,” she said.
the chair of the programs committee and member of the
professional education committee for the Western Pennsylvania
Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. In addition, she
has served as a medical staff member for the Jimmie Heuga
Center in Edwards, Colo., for 17 years. The nonprofit organization
provides health education and five-day wellness workshops for those
with multiple sclerosis.
At SRU, which launched the first doctor of
physical therapy program in Pennsylvania and third in the country,
Kushner incorporates lessons about multiple scleroses in her
physical therapy classes. She has been a faculty member and the
academic coordinator of clinical education for the Graduate
School of Physical Therapy for 13 years.
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