2016 Emerging Leader Award | Jul 26, 2016

Holly Shilling selected for 2016 Emerging Leader Award

Below is a copy of the letter which Holly Shilling received, along with a certificate, awarding her the Emerging Leader Award for 2016.

On behalf of the APTA Board of Directors, it is my honor to inform you that you have been selected by the North Dakota Chapter as a 2016 recipient of the Emerging Leader Award. A certificate of recognition is enclosed. In addition, you will be 1 of 26 members who, like you, were nominated by their component leadership to merit this honor and to be recognized in the October issue of PT in Motion Magazine.

The Emerging Leader Award was established to annually honor individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary service to the profession and APTA early in their careers. Here's an excerpt of what your component leadership had to say about your abilities and accomplishments:

Ms. Shilling became active in the chapter as a member of the Recruitment and Retention Committee and became the Chair in 2015. We have seen an increase in PTA members due to her diligence. In addition, Ms. Shilling was nominated as the PTA Caucus Representative in 2013. Keeping current on issues affecting the profession, Ms. Schilling is a valuable asset bringing issues to the Board and specifically on the role of PTA. I expect Ms. Shilling to continue to represent the future of our profession and pursue opportunities to make a positive impact. - Kathleen Day, PT, DPT

We thank you and are extremely appreciative of the effective leadership qualities that you consistently illustrate, and that have made you an obvious choice for this award. You have been recognized by your component as an individual who has made exceptional overall accomplishments and contributions to the Association, your chapter and/or section, and to the physical therapy profession.

Please accept our warmest congratulations, knowing that you have displayed all that it takes to be a great leader. We are delighted that you serve as a role model for others and are enthusiastic about your future involvement in APTA. If at any point in your journey in the physical therapy profession I can assist you, please don't hesitate to contact me. Again, thank you for all that you do.


Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS