Southwest Baptist University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program hosted its first PT at the Ballpark event with the Springfield Cardinals Monday, June 30. SBU DPT alumni, faculty, clinical faculty, and families came together to enjoy a buffet ballpark dinner, a double-header Cardinals game and fireworks. Attendees received Dugout Deck tickets, dinner, an event t-shirt, a commemorative Springfield Cardinals coin and SBU gear.
Jessica Gleason of Select Specialty Hospital – Springfield threw out the first pitch. Gleason was chosen as the 2014 SBU DPT Clinical Instructor of the Year.
According to Aaron Weaver, admissions and alumni coordinator for the DPT program, approximately 100 people attended the event. The event was created to connect with and thank clinical faculty for their service to the DPT program, as well as to reconnect with DPT alumni and their families.
Attendees enjoyed participating in the ballpark’s between-inning games and sharing stories with each other from their PT school experiences.
“Seeing and hearing the achievements of the PT program from our alumni and faculty made this event a great success and makes our program extremely proud,” Weaver said.
For more information about SBU’s DPT program, please contact Weaver at (417) 328-1690 or aweaver@SBUniv.edu.