Congratulations to Heather Sletton Studsrud | Jul 30, 2013

Congratulations to Heather Sletton Studsrud
Emerging Leader Award Recipient

The following is a letter from the Paul Rockar, Jr., PT, DPT, MS, President of the APTA, sent to Heather Sletten Studsrud on July 30, 2013, announcing her Emerging Leader Award.

'On behalf of the Board of Directors of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), it is my honor to inform you that you have been selected by the North Dakota Chapter as a 2013 recipient of the Emerging Leader Award. A certificate of recognition is enclosed. In addition, you will be one of 25 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.

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 is an excerpt of what your component leadership had to say about your abilities and accomplishments:

Heather has been a valued member of the chapter and demonstrates a true passion for the profession. Heather displayed leadership skills while in PT school with active participation in PT Club fund-raising activities and serving as President. She has attained her membership in APTA throughout school and into the start of her career.

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 PT. If at any point in your journey in the physical therapy profession I can assist you, please do not hesitate to contact me. Again, thank you for all that you do.'