Nate Thomas, Emory DPT/MBA student, has been selected as a recipient of the APTA Mary McMillan Award. The intent of the award is to recognize those students who exhibit superior scholastic ability and potential for future professional contribution. Awards are made on a competitive basis, and recipients are selected on the basis of the following criteria:
1. Superior scholastic performance.
2. Past productivity.
3. Evidence of potential contribution to physical therapy.
4. Service to the American Physical Therapy Association.
Student recipients receive monetary awards when notified of selection and will receive certificates presented by APTA’s Board of Directors at the Association’s annual conference.
During his time at Emory, Nate has served as President of the DPT Class of 2008, has received the Excellence in Leadership Award for the Class of 2008, and is the first DPT-MBA dual degree student. While obtaining his MBA through the Goizueta Business School at Emory, he served as the Vice President of Goizueta Healthcare Club (2007-2008), won the Unsung Hero Award (Class of 2008), and was selected as a Fellow in the Goizueta Advanced Leadership Academy.
Nate has also demonstrated leadership and service through his involvement in the APTA. He served on the APTA National Student Assembly Board of Directors as Treasurer (2006-2007), President (2007-2008), and Delegate (2008-2009). He was the APTA Private Practice Section national essay contest winner (2008), the only student chosen to be on the APTA Strategic Thinking and Planning Group, and Assistant to the Vice-Speaker of the House of Delegates (2007).
We congratulate Nate for all his achievements and awards as a DPT/MBA student at Emory!