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2017-18 Exec Board

Executive Board: 

 

Name:                                             

President: Abby Gierach                        agierach@pio.carrollu.edu

Vice President: Katie Schmidt               kkschmid@pio.carrollu.edu

Secretary: Adriana Geraci                    geraci@pio.carrollu.edu      

Treasurer: Miranda Klein                      mrklein@pio.carrollu.edu
Public Relations: Kendra Johnson          kjohnson@pio.carrollu.edu
 
 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Amy McQuade    amcquade@carrollu.edu

Description of PT Club

Carroll University's Physical Therapy Club is a group for Pre-PT students to share ideas and gain new experiences.  The PT Club meets every other Sunday, generally the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, at 7pm in the Oak Room (lower level of New Hall).  At these meetings we prepare for our hosted events, have group collaborations, and often have speakers come in to share their knowledge.  Another large part of PT Club is our volunteer experiences.  This is a great way to get involved with the community and also a great addition to your PT application.  Our main volunteer event is R&R Night in which we spend time with mentally disabled children and their siblings for a few hours to give their parents a chance to go out on a Friday night.  It is a great experience and a lot of fun!  PT Club also participates annually in events like Relay for Life and MS Walk.  If you are interested in learning more about Carroll University's Physical Therapy Club please feel free to ask questions or attend our meetings.  

Super Storm Sandy

On October 12th of 2012 the home of thousands of Staten Island citizens were ruined due to the powerful winds from Super Storm Sandy. A total of 37,000 residences were damaged and hundreds of million dollars cost in damaged! The Super Storm didn’t just affect Staten Island it affected several areas of the Tri-state area, such as Long Island and Seaside Heights. Once the Super Storm started to clear out around the end of that October, numerous response teams came together to rebuild the areas that were damaged by this horrific tragedy. One response team that came forward is All Hands Volunteer, which is the volunteer response team that PT-Club decided to lend a hand with. Member’s of PT Club went over Spring Break during both 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years, along with a few other Carroll students that wanted to help. During both Spring Breaks the students spent a couple days gutting out and rebuilding the homes of the residents of Staten Island. The students gained great experiences and knowledge from volunteering, such as pounding down molded drywall, inserting insulation and nailing up drywall! Besides the great volunteering experience, the student had downtime to tour New York City, seeing Statue of Liberty, Time Square, Chinatown, Central Park, being an audience member of the Seth Meyer’s Late Night Show and appearing as a screaming fan on the Today Show! Every one of the students that went on Spring Break with PT Club walked away with a great amount of knowledge and experiences of a lifetime.

PT Club in Joplin, MO

An EF5 tornado struck Joplin, MO on May 22, 2011. The damage and devastation that that resulted was beyond belief. A total of 161 people were killed and hundreds more were injured. Since this tragic event, the people of Joplin have joined together to rebuild this wonderful city and restore their community. Carroll University's Physical Therapy Club was fortunate enough to take their very first spring break trip to Joplin, MO this past March. A group of 14 students and 1 faculty member traveled to Joplin to volunteer with disaster relief programs. We helped with a variety of activities and services during our time in Joplin. We learned so much and it was a truly amazing experience! With the great success of our first trip, we are hoping to continue to provide the option of a spring break service trip in future years.

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