Ceremonies welcome Trine DPT, MPAS classes

FORT WAYNE — Trine University welcomed its sixth Doctor of Physical Therapy class and its second Master of Physician Assistant Studies class with special ceremonies at the university’s Health Sciences Education Center in Fort Wayne on Aug. 30.

During the annual White Coat Ceremony, 33 members of the Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2022 received their white coats, symbolizing their transition from preclinical to clinical health science.

Students who received the white coats were: Nana-Yaw Aikins of Joliet, Illinois; Rachael Anderson of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Hunter Bennett of Fremont, Indiana; Meaghan Bonadies of Riverview, Michigan; Danielle Brens of Plainfield, Indiana; Natalie Bussie of Clinton, Iowa; Jamie Carter of Camas, Washington; Sean Corcoran of Grand Blanc, Michigan; Francis Deneen of South Bend, Indiana; Heather Dixon of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Noah Gaar of Pendleton, Indiana; Jenna Gales of Mendon, Michigan; Lauren Hall of Hartford City, Indiana; Sarah Hosinski of South Bend, Indiana; Cory Johnson of Indianapolis; Chelsee Journay of Albany, Indiana; Elijah Klepper of Fort Wayne, Indiana; MacKenzye Dafforn-Koebler of Kendallville, Indiana; Sarah Kosowski of Livonia, Michigan; Tyler Littlejohn of LaPorte, Indiana; Edwin Londa Angulo of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Brendan Lynch of Livonia, Michigan; Adriana Millican of Bainbridge, Indiana; Alexis Neyman of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Danielle Ray of Liberty Township, Ohio; Kristen Reece of Indianapolis; Madalyn Rose of Connersville, Indiana; Chelsea Schriber of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Alex Seabeck of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Courtney Sproat of Auburn, Indiana; Alex Turnbow of Huntertown, Indiana; Delaney Werling of New Haven, Indiana; and Ghada Zamzami of Coldwater, Michigan.

Stethoscopes

Later in the day, the 32 members of the university’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2021 received stethoscopes from the MPAS faculty.

The class includes: Madeline Alexander of Lewis Center, Ohio; Erin Asmus of Loveland, Colorado; Erin Barnum of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Sara Baur of Fraser, Michigan; Alexandra Bebeau of Mound, Minnesota; Trey Bland of Muncie, Indiana; Brandon Capalbo of Bloomington, Indiana; Anna Fooy of Warren, Michigan; Maggie Foster of Concord, North Carolina; Sean Gallagher of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Connor Gemlick of Huntertown, Indiana; Nancy Gomez of Grandville, Michigan; Megan Hargett of Evansville, Indiana; Emily Harr of Roanoke, Indiana; Leeanna Knight of Brazil, Indiana; Jessica MacLeod of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Laynie Mason of Plainfield, Indiana; Amanda Miller-Bramer of Fairfax, Virginia; Grant Olsen of East Bethel, Minnesota; Sarrina Patel of Plymouth, Michigan; Hailey Ross of Warsaw, Indiana; Lauren Schultz of Lake Orion, Michigan; Jasmine Sharifan of Ogden, Utah; Rebecca Smith of Kokomo, Indiana; Taylor Smith-Graber of Angola, Indiana; Tanner Stippich of Lima, Ohio; Kathleen Swilik of Indianapolis; Christopher Thompson of Anderson, Indiana; Joseph Vu of Mishawaka, Indiana; Matthew Wilcox of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Devon Wolf of Indianapolis; and Elizabeth Zebrowski of Cleveland, Ohio.

Photos: Top, Trine University DPT Class of 2022; middle, Trine University MPAS Class of 2021.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Trine University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Trine University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Trine University.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.