Student Relations Committee

The purpose of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association - Student Relations Committee (MPTA-SRC) is to promote student physical therapist/physical therapist assistant involvement in the APTA/MPTA organization. The committee will serve as a mechanism for students to explore and transition into the professional organization by student-driven committee activities. In addition, the committee may extend its efforts to include community activities and education to raise public awareness about physical therapy. A coordinated effort with Districts and other MPTA committees will be utilized to promote student membership and participation.

Co-Presidents
Jorgie Hadder, SPT (CMU-Class of 2015); hadde1jm@cmich.edu
Jill Allen, SPT (CMU-Class of 2015); allen2jb@cmich.edu
Co-Vice Presidents
Laura Morse, SPT (GVSU-Class of 2016); morsel@mail.gvsu.edu
Christopher Wise, SPT (GVSU-Class of 2016); wisech@mail.gvsu.edu
Co-Secretaries
Jessica Babcock, SPTA (Baker AH-Class of 2016); babcock.jess@yahoo.com
Nikki Oberholtzer, SPT (GVSU-Class of 2016); oberholn@mail.gvsu.edu
Volunteer Engagement Officers
Allison Engel, SPT (GVSU-Class of 2015); allisonjtempleton@gmail.com
Kim Wilkins, SPT (OU-Class of 2016); knbryce2@oakland.edu
APTA Student Assemby Core Ambassador
Crystal Lamb, SPT (GVSU-Class of 2016); aptasa.coremi@gmail.com
APTA Student Assembly Assistant Core Ambassador
Micah Huegel, SPT (GVSU-Class of 2016); aptasa.coremi@gmail.com

SRC Liaison
Laura LoVasco, PT, DScPT, MPT; lovascol@aol.com
SRC Liaison
Steve Pedley, PT; sepedley@hfcc.edu
MPTA Director, Academic Relations
Debbie Ludwiczak, LPTA, BBA; ludwiczakd@macomb.edu

Steering
Jorgie Hadder, SPT (CMU-Class of 2015); hadde1jm@cmich.edu
Jill Allen, SPT (CMU-Class of 2015); allen2jb@cmich.edu
Programming
Patrick Lawrence, SPT (GVSU-Class of 2015); lawrenpa@mail.gvsu.edu
Sarah Roper, SPT (GVSU-Class of 2016); ropers@mail.gvsu.edu
Laura Morse, SPT (GVSU-Class of 2016); morsel@mail.gvsu.edu
Sponsorship
Christopher Wise, SPT (GVSU-Class of 2016); wisech@mail.gvsu.edu
Jorgie Hadder, SPT (CMU-Class of 2015); hadde1jm@cmich.edu
Conclave Sponsorship Committee Login

Registration/Volunteers
Allison Engel, SPT (GVSU-Class of 2015); allisonjtempleton@gmail.com
Kim Wilkins, SPT (OU-Class of 2016); knbryce2@oakland.edu
Sara Card (Baker AH-Class of 2016); sara@thecardfamily.org
Publicity
Kelly Conley, SPT (GVSU-Class of 2016); kconley1595@gmail.com
Nikki Oberholtzer, SPT (GVSU-Class of 2016); oberholn@mail.gvsu.edu

Co-President: Student physical therapist or student physical therapist assistant will serve a one-year term following a one-year term as the Co-Vice President. Primary role is to set meeting date/time and agenda, facilitate meeting, and coordinate activity of the committee. It is the responsibility of the President to submit an article to Shorelines if the co-secretaries are unable to do so. Must be an APTA member.

Co-Vice President: Student physical therapist or student physical therapist assistant will serve a two-year term (one as the Vice President and a second as President). Primary role is to assist Co-Presidents by arranging guest speakers and education topics. In the absence of the Secretary, it is the responsibility of the Co-Vice Presidents to fill in for this role during the missed meeting. Must be an APTA member.

Co-Secretary: Student physical therapist or student physical therapist assistant will serve a one-year term. Primary role is to take meeting minutes, keep directory current, keep records, assist with setting up meetings, keep website current, and produce an article for MPTA Shorelines (four times annually). Must be an APTA member.

Volunteer Engagement Officer: Student physical therapist or student physical therapist assistant. Serves one year with the primary role of coordinating volunteers at MPTA-SRC Events. Must be an APTA member

APTA Core Ambassador: Student physical therapist or student physical therapist assistant will serve a one-year term. Primary role is to be the communication link with the APTA Student Assembly on events in Michigan. Submits articles to The Pulse. Must be an APTA member.

APTA Assistant Core Ambassador: Student physical therapist or student physical therapist assistant will serve a two-year term (first year as Assistant Core Ambassador and second year as the APTA Core Ambassador. Primary role is to assist the APTA Core Ambassador and learn the Core Ambassador role. May be an APTA member.

PT/PTA School Representatives: Each university/college will have at least one to two volunteers from each of their cohort classes to serve as Representatives. Representatives may self-volunteer or be voted in by fellow classmates from their respective university. They will serve one-year terms. Primary role is to pass information from the Student Relations Committee to students at their respective universities/colleges.

Provide a mechanism to meet twice a year to exchange information and plan activities.
Provide an annual program for PT and PTA students to introduce them to professional organization and its role as a mechanism that influences the direction of the profession.
Any SRC member may act as a resource person for students concerning Association, Chapter, and District meetings, activities, and issues.
Provide a report regarding activities of the SRC to the Director responsible for the Committee prior to each Board meeting.
Provide a mechanism whereby students may voice their concerns and offer suggestions to the Chapter.
Provide a "student interest" column in the Shorelines whereby students can inform the Chapter membership of their activities and concerns and where the membership and Liaisons can share information of particular interest to students. Initiate and keep current webpage on the MPTA website.
Communicate with respective academic Program Directors (or AC/DCE) concerning the function of the SRC and offer assistance in providing information to students about the MPTA and APTA. Coordinate efforts at the District level to provide activities for students to encourage student attendance at meetings.
Communicate with universities/colleges about activities of the SRC and invite students to become involved in the MPTA.

Get Involved!

Being involved as a MPTA Student gets you noticed, makes great connections with future employers, and demonstrates you are serious about your Profession. Contact the MPTA Office to learn about ways to volunteer.