Fred Rutan Award for Excellence in Service
2020 Award Recipient
Previous Fred Rutan Award for Excellence Recipients
Metz, Husband and Dawton and Cynthia Mikos (FPTA Lobbyist Team)

2019 Jodi Liphart, PT, DHSc
2017 Jamie Dyson, PT, DPT
Jacqueline Osborne, PT, DPT, CEEAA, GCS
2015 Eric Shamus, PT, DPT, PhD
2014 Sheila Nicholson, PT, DPT, JD, MBA, MA
2013 Gwen Creel
2011 Catherine Patla, PT
2006 Sandra Riegor, PT
2001 Ray Patterson, PT
2000 Mark Stoff, PT
1999 Marilyn Roofner, PT
1997 Jim Ball, PT
1996 Paul Hughes, PT
1995 Rolf Kuhns, PT
1993 Cheryl Hill, PT
1992 Joyce Flaig, PT
1991 Martha Wroe, PT
1989 Thelma "Teddy" Holmes, PT
1988 Barbara Bradford, PT


Award Description

The purpose of this award is to recognize a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who has provided exceptional service on an FPTA Committee or Task Force.

Eligibility Requirements

Any physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who is a member of FPTA

Criteria for Selection

Service contributions should be of exceptional value to the FPTA:

  • Service on FPTA Committee or Task Force resulted in significant and measurable change(s) for the advancement of the Association
  • Quality and direct impact of service rather than the duration of continuity of service

What Recipients Receive

An award will be presented to the recipient at the FPTA Annual Conference Honors and Awards ceremony.

Submission Requirements

The following documents will be required for submission:

  • A letter of nomination specifically focused on the strengths of the nominee in relation to the award criteria, not to exceed 2 pages.
  • 2 letters of support from individuals who can specifically address one or more of the criteria for selection, not to exceed 2 pages each.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume of the nominee
  • Nominations are due July 1 of each year.

Submit a Nomination

Fill out your contact information below.
Please provide a brief introduction and why you are submitting for this award.  

Please upload the required attachments (see descriptions above):

  • Acceptable files include Word, PDF, PNG, Excel, Powerpoint, and JPEG. Please do not upload Zip files, they cannot be opened.
  • If all your information is on one document, you may upload all your files to one field.
  • Please do not include links in your attachments. You may extract information from a website and create a Word Document or PDF, but FPTA will not open external links.

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