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Physical Therapy Program Receives University's First Endowed Chair

RADFORD – The Radford University doctorate program in physical therapy received $500,000 from Medical Facilities of America to fund an endowed chair for the program.  This will be the first endowed chair at RU and will provide salary supplements and research or program support.  “This is a transformational gift for RU,” says President Penelope W. Kyle.  “It allows us to recognize and support the most fundamental part of our organization -- our faculty.”

Karen WaldronThe graduate program in physical therapy will be housed in the Waldron College of Health and Human Services.  “Years ago, we realized the incredible need for this department,” says Karen Waldron (right), Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of Medical Facilities of America. “There cannot be a better place for this program than Radford University.”

“We are thankful that Medical Facilities of America has offered us the opportunity to recruit top talent for our new program in physical therapy.  This gift benefits both the success of our new program and the future students we welcome,” says Raymond Linville, Dean of the Waldron College of Health and Human Services.

Sept. 4 2008
Contact: Michael Hemphill (540-831-5182)

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