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Local UI student receives master's degree in physical therapy

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Student's name), the (daughter/son) of (parents) of (hometown) recently completed a master of physical therapy (MPT) degree at the University of Iowa. (Student) holds a bachelor's degree from (college/university). (He/she) was one of 35 students recognized by the UI Physical Therapy Graduate Program at convocation ceremonies held Nov. 14. The convocation address, "Meeting New Challenges," was delivered by Richard Shields, assistant professor of physical therapy. Kimberly Bakalyar, Carol Hunt and Rachel Ver Hoef spoke as representatives of the graduating class.

Completion of the MPT program makes (student) eligible to take the state licensing examination necessary to practice physical therapy. This year the university's MPT program was ranked as the second best physical therapy graduate program in the United States by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

EDITORS: Graduates are listed below alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa's recipients first.



Alta Jennifer Lynn Hultgren Kaskey, Mr. & Mrs. James Hultgren, Iowa State University

Ames Kris Ann Moss, Leanne Tesene and John Moss, Iowa State University

Ankeny Julie Allison Stone, Ronald Stone, University of Northern Iowa

Brooklyn Annette L. Ricketts, Robert & Virginia Ricketts, Central College

Cedar Rapids Eric David Forquer, Gary & Sharon Forquer, Iowa State University

Central City Staci Louise Rudd, Gary & Marcia Rudd, Coe College

Davenport Kate Ann Nash, Thomas & Mary Nash, Iowa State University

Decorah Susanna M. Cole, Richard & JoAnn Cole, Luther College

Dubuque Dori Christina Brown, Francia J. Brown, Iowa State University; Britt Christopher Chandlee, Wayne Chandlee, University of Northern Iowa

Elgin Gregory Charles Helms, Robert Helms and Frances Helms, Coe College

Hawarden Rachel L. Ver Hoef, Lyle & Myrna Ver Hoef, University of South Dakota

Hedrick Travis Michael Sterling, Gary A. Sterling, Central College

Independence Marie Kathleen Hoeger, Donald L. Hoeger, University of Northern Iowa

Indianola Amy Denise Grevengoed, Dennis & Jean Adamson, Morningside College

Iowa Falls Timothy John Atkinson, Tom & Rose Atkinson, Buena Vista University

LeMars Kimberly Jean Bakalyar, Roy & Carol Bakalyar, Buena Vista University

Monmouth Wendy Lynn Petersen, Gene & Barbara Koranda, Wartburg College

Monticello Michael Douglas Kehoe, C.J. & JoAnn Kehoe, University of Iowa

Mt. Pleasant Stacie Marie Troy, Barney & Helen Long, Iowa Wesleyan

Muscatine Krista Kay Becker, Milt & Linda Foster, Wartburg College

Pocahontas Robyn Lee Olson, Janice Olson, Wartburg College

Postville Nancy Lanae Davison, Gerald & Vada Guyer, Wartburg College

Riverside Kara Ann Bailey, Tom & Jackie Bailey, Central College

Rockford Martin Francis Foxen, Francis & Agnes Foxen, University of Iowa

Sioux Center Charlie Carl Boeyink, Dr. R.G. & Lynn Boeyink, Southwest State University, Marshall, Minn.

Spencer Ann M. Kelly, Elizabeth Kelly, University of Iowa

Stuart Michelle Rae Christy, William & Carolyn Gast, Luther College

Victor Lisa Michelle Roe-Lynch, Robert & Deanna Roe, Mount Mercy College

Waterloo Monique Ranae Moeller Dulaney, Ron & Ramona Moeller, University of Iowa

Waverly Kerry Lynne Hertel, Nancy & Gary Hertel, Wartburg College

West Union Jean Marie Bogusch, James & Nina Beeghly, Iowa State University

Worthington Tammy Sue Vaske, Dan Vaske, Northeast Missouri State University


Orion Kelly Christine Romanowski Fieseler, Linda & Richard Romanowski, Saint Ambrose University


Monroe Milda Marie Vickerman Donahoe, Robert & Gaida Vickerman, Ripon College


Sheridan Carol Lynn Hunt, Dr. & Mrs. Karl R. Hunt, University of Wyoming