Founders Award
2023 Recipient: Eddie Traylor

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 Service 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 Award
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 APTA Oklahoma Chapter member for at least five years. 

Outstanding Clinical Instructors
2023 Recipients:

  • Dominique Russ - Langston University
  • Woodrow "Scott" Castleberry - Murray State College
  • Rebecca Wayland - Oklahoma City University
  • Blane Davis - Tulsa Community College
  • Taylor Lee - University of Oklahoma

APTA-Oklahoma Student Scholarships
2023 Recipients:  

  • Langston University - Lauren Mason
  • Murray State College - Connor Lenderman
  • Oklahoma City Community College - Nichole Powell
  • Oklahoma City University - Nathan Spencer
  • Tulsa Community College - Ashley Chambers
  • University of Oklahoma - Ryan Schwab

APTA-Oklahoma Minority Scholarship
2023 Recipient:  Braylon Warrior, Langston University