Founders Award
2021 Recipient: Brandon Trachman

Acknowledges the contributions of those individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding level of commitment and service to the advancement of the physical therapy profession through clinical practice, education, research, public relations and community service.

Kennett Ball Award

Acknowledges an individual who has demonstrated meritorious service at the District or Chapter level in a way that particularly facilitated a district/chapter goal or objective over the past year. 

Mark Acker Memorial Mentor Award
2021 Recipient: Carla Hinkle

Acknowledges an individual that has demonstrated exceptional ability in guiding the professional development of physical therapists and/or physical therapist assistants in an outstanding or unique way.

Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant
2021 Recipient: Sierra Parks

The Outstanding PTA Award acknowledges a physical therapist assistant who has made significant contributions in at least three of the following five areas: Professional expertise, participation in the professional organization, commitment to education, public relations/community service, and research. Nominees must have at least seven years of experience and have been an active OPTA member for at least five years. 

Outstanding Clinical Instructors
2021 Recipients:

  • Michaela Morales - Murray State College
  • Katie Gallagher - Langston University
  • Jenny Spinelli - University of Oklahoma
  • Holly Thompson - Tulsa Community College

APTA-Oklahoma Student Scholarships
2021 Recipients:  

  • Langston University - Alwyn Quarshie
  • Murray State College - Randi Barrington
  • University of Oklahoma - Brett Chase
  • Tulsa Community College - Lacey Dilldine

APTA-Oklahoma Minority Scholarship
2020 Recipient:  Briana Dillon, Langston University

APTA-Oklahoma WK West Scholarship

Awarded to an underclassman from the University of Oklahoma