DPT program holds White Coat CeremonyPosted: January 17, 2012
ATSU-ASHS’ Doctor of Physical Therapy program celebrated its annual White Coat and Pinning Ceremony on July 8. The ceremony was held at the Mesa Arts Center, with 124 students in attendance. Ann Lee Burch, PT, MS, MPH, EdD, PT chair and associate professor, encouraged the class of 2012 to “ … slow down and savor their third clinical year as the touchstone learning experience of a lifetime.” Special to this year’s ceremony was guest speaker Al White, vice mayor of Flagstaff, Ariz., who gave an inspiring speech from the patient’s perspective on how important physical therapists have been to his physical and emotional quality of life. White is an advocate for disability rights and is running for mayor of Flagstaff in the 2012 election.