Student SIG News

The WPTA Academic Liaison Committee (ALC) is sponsoring a scholarship for graduating PT or PTA students. The recipient will receive $300 towards their first year of APTA/WPTA membership dues after graduating.
Graduating PT or PTA student in 2017
WPTA/APTA member
To apply:
Graduating PT/PTA students will write an essay (no longer than 500 words) to apply that should address and will be assessed in 3 areas:
1) School or community involvement including any job experience
2) WPTA/APTA involvement
3) An idea for a project you'd like to work with the ALC on over the next year to increase student involvement in the WPTA. (This should be the primary focus of the application)
The applications should be a word document or PDF and sent to the WPTA Academic Liaison Committee Chairs, Erik Gregersen and Abby Inman, ( and by May 12, 2017. In the email also include full name, what school attending, year in school, APTA ID# and address.
The winner will be chosen by the WPTA Academic Liaison Committee and notified within two weeks of the application deadline.
Ready to get involved, meet other DPT and PTA students, and put some icing on your resume?
The WPTA Student Special Interest Group is currently looking for motivated students to join committees. These leadership roles put you right in the action-planning social events, creating a lively social media space, bringing the 2018 conclave to life, and much more.
The SSIG is a student-run group that connects students to the WPTA and our profession. We are looking forward to another great year full of fun social and networking events, professional endeavors, and bringing students everything you can’t get in a classroom!
Click here for more information about what each committee does.
Here is the link for the sign up form:
Space is limited so sign up soon!

SIG Resources

SSIG Executive Board Chair:

  • Chair: Lindsay Fons, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Vice-Chair: Samuel Schwartz, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
  • Secretary: Brad Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Nominating Chair: Shannon Carpenter, Marquette University
  • Core Ambassador: Caitlin Martin - UW-Milwaukee Class of 2017
  • Core Ambassador Elect: Chris Chism - UW-Madison Class of 2018

Watch The Video!

A big thanks goes to Ryan Lifka (Marquette, Class of 2015) for putting together the video and doing all the editing.

WPTA Program Champions


Superstars Program

The mission of the Superstars program is to recognize students who are doing exceptional work that may otherwise go unnoticed. This program provides the opportunity for professionals, professors or fellow classmates to show admiration for the effort and work that students are doing. All you need to do to nominate a student is click on the link below and fill out the survey (if you choose you can remain anonymous). The Superstars nominated will be notified that they were recognized and be provided with their nomination.

Click Here to Nominate a Student


WPTA Student Scoop

The WPTA Student Scoop is a monthly source for information and opportunities for SPTs and SPTAs in WI. The Scoop also spotlights the incredible things that all the PT/PTA programs are doing in WI. All students and professionals have the opportunity to have an article in the Scoop. Please contact the Core Ambassador at with any feedback or ideas for future stories.


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