Awards

Distinguished Service Award
Henry O and Florence P Kendall Award
Stephen M. Levine Award
Rising Star Student Leadership Award
APTA Honors and Awards

The Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to one or more individuals who have shown a strong commitment to and/or have had a dramatic effect on the physical therapy profession, although recipients do not have to be PTs or PTAs. The award is presented by the president of APTA of Maryland, Inc., at the Annual Fall Meeting. The award need not be given annually. The pool of candidates is drawn from letters of nomination submitted to the Distinguished Service Award Committee.

If you know someone who you think should be considered for this award, please provide the following information for the nominee: name, address, type of APTA membership (PT/PTA) if any, phone number (day/evening) and in narrative form please include an explanation of why you think this person should receive the Chapter's Distinguished Service Award.

Send submissions to: Lauri Jacobson, Executive Director | APTA of Maryland, Inc. | 18919 Surreywood | San Antonio, TX 78258. You can also e-mail aptamd@aptamd.org. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS September 1, 2017

Past Awardees
Edith Stidman
Ann Tyminski
1995 - Terry Heron and Bobbie di Sabatino
2001 - Dorothy "Dot" Kutcherman 
2002 - Wayne Becraft
2007 – Pam Jenkins
2008 – Judy Bowden
2010 – St. Agnes Hospital
2013 - Claire Wald
2014 - Lisa Warwick
2016 - Brian Hoy

The Henry O and Florence P Kendall Award

The Kendall Award was established as a way for the APTA of Maryland to honor its members for outstanding contributions to the field of physical therapy. This award is presented at the Fall Meeting. Nominees should be: * Physical therapists or physical therapist assistants who have demonstrated outstanding service to the profession of physical therapy in the area(s) of patient care, supervision, administration, education, and/or research. * Physical therapists or physical therapist assistants who have participated and been a dominant force in activities that have significantly affected chapter or professional growth and development.

If you know of someone whom you would like to be considered for the award, please send in your nomination and include:

  1. Their name, address, telephone number, and type of APTA membership. 
  2. A narrative form, on a separate page, that documents the nominee’s specific activities and contributions and why you feel this qualifies him/her for this award to be presented at the Annual Meeting. 
  3. A current curriculum vitae for the nominee.

Send submissions to: Lauri Jacobson, Executive Director | APTA of Maryland, Inc. | 18919 Surreywood | San Antonio, TX 78258. You can also e-mail aptamd@aptamd.org. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS September 1, 2017

Past Awardees
1976 Florence P and Henry O Kendall
1977 Gladys Wadsworth
1978 Not Awarded
1979 Ernest Burch Jr
1980 Ruth Latimer
1981 Kathleen Dixon, Jane Satterfield
1982 William Rhoads
1983 Gilbert Fine
1984 Rodney Schlegel
1985 Don Hiltz
1986 Patricia Provance
1987 Dilys Williams
1988 Irvin Miller
1989 Lee Miller
1990 Barbara Dillon
1991 Joseph Rock
1992 Charles Dilla
1993 William Hodges
1994 Judith A Schank
1995 Anita Bemis-Dougherty, Nancy Vogler
1996 Nancy Ciesla
1997 Richard T Peret Jr
1998 Michael L Caruso
1999 Rose Sgarlat Myers
2000 Elizabeth Anne Appel, Paul Brager
2001 John Shober
2002 Dennis W Klima
2003 Lynn N Rudman
2004 Stephen M Levine
2005 Carol Zehnacker
2006 Francis S Reicherter
2007 Jill D Kuramoto
2008 Linda B. Horn, LTC Lynne Lowe
2009 Carolyn Chanoski
2012 Kathaleen Brady
2013 Leslie B. Glickman, David Cooper Thomas
2014 Gretchen Michaels 
2015 Sandy McCombe Waller
2016 Britta Battaile

Stephen M. Levine Award

In memory and honor of Stephen Levine. The Stephen M. Levine award was established to recognize a member who exemplifies the contributions made to the profession by Stephen M. Levine, PT, DPT, MSHA, FAPTA.  This award is presented at the Fall Chapter Meeting.  Nominees should be physical therapists or physical therapist assistants who demonstrate leadership in the APTA at a state and/or national level, advocate for the profession at the state and/or national level, and are a role model for professionalism.

If you know of someone whom you would like to be considered for the award, please send in your nomination and include:

  1. Their name, address, telephone number, and type of APTA membership. 
  2. A narrative form, on a separate page, that documents the nominee’s specific activities and contributions and why you feel this qualifies him/her for this award to be presented at the Annual Meeting. 
  3. A current curriculum vitae for the nominee.

Send submissions to: Lauri Jacobson, Executive Director | APTA of Maryland, Inc. | 18919 Surreywood | San Antonio, TX 78258. You can also e-mail aptamd@aptamd.org. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS September 1, 2017

Past Awardees
2015 Richard Peret, PT
2016 Lynn Rudman, PT

APTA of Maryland Student Leadership Awards

The Student Leadership Award is presented to one or more individuals who exhibit superior scholastic ability and potential for future professional contribution. The award is presented by the president of APTA of Maryland, Inc., at the Annual Fall Meeting. The award need not be given annually. 

If you know someone who you think should be considered for this award, please provide the following information for the nominee: name, address, type of APTA membership (SPT/SPTA, phone number (day/evening).  A narrative should also include: evidence of superior scholastic performance, past productivity, evidence of potential contribution to physical therapy, and service to the American Physical Therapy Association of Maryland.

Send submissions to: Lauri Jacobson, Executive Director | APTA of Maryland, Inc. | 18919 Surreywood | San Antonio, TX 78258. You can also e-mail aptamd@aptamd.org. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS September 1, 2017

Past Awardees
2011 - Scott Moreland and Maria Arini
2013 - Marcus Flom and Dillon Fink
2014 - Kellie Burton, Thomas Bruns, Faunice Jackson
2015 - Ben Adams, Ali Ferreira
2016 - Jason Diaz, Michael Ukoha, Michael Vaugh

APTA Honors & Awards

The deadline to submit nominations for APTA's Honors and Awards are from September 1 - December 1 each year. For more information on these awards and for past winners click here. Honors and Awards include:

Honors

  • Catherine Worthingham Fellows of the APTA
  • Honorary Membership
  • Mary McMillan Lecture Award

Awards

Education Awards
  • Dorothy Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching
  • F.A. Davis Award for Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Educator
  • Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member
  • Minority Initiatives Awards
  • Signe Brunnstrom Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
Service Awards
  • Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Practice Award
  • Lucy Blair Service Award
  • Marilyn Moffat Leadership Award
  • Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Award
  • Outstanding Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistant Team Award
Publications Awards
  • Chattanooga Research Award
  • Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award
  • Helen J. Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to Professional Literature
  • Jack Walker Award
  • Jules M. Rothestein Golden Pen Award for Scientific Writing
Research Awards
  • Eugene Michels New Investigator Award
  • Marian Williams Award for Research in Physical Therapy
Additional Awards
  • APTA State Legislative Leadership Award
  • PTA Recognition of Advanced Proficiency

Scholarships

  • Mary McMillan Scholarship Award
  • Minority Scholarship Award

For more information about APTA's Honors and Awards Program, contact HonorsandAwards@apta.org