Madisonville Community College student Jarrod Evans had the opportunity to serve
as a student House usher and special assistant to the House Officers at the 2014 American
Physical Therapy Association House of Delegates in Charlotte, NC, on June 9-11, 2014.
A Morgantown resident, Evans is currently enrolled in MCC s Physical Therapist Assistant
program Class of 2015. He represented Kentucky and was one of 16 students from
across the United States serving at the 3-day meeting attended by more than 600 delegates,
caucus members, and guests.
Evans, along with one other student, was designated as special assistant. This
allowed him the opportunity to sit on the raised dais alongside the Vice-speaker and
assist with tracking the amount of time each delegate spoke so that the meeting flowed
and many motions and measures could be discussed.
Reflecting on his experience, Evans shared, PTA faculty members Mrs. Stephanie Taylor
and Mrs. Amanda Skeen supported and encouraged my willingness to be active in my future
profession as a Physical Therapist Assistant, and to that I am grateful. Without
their support I most likely wouldn t have pursued this opportunity at the House of
Delegates. However, because of their support, I was able to represent my program,
my school, and my state for three days in Charlotte NC. My favorite moment was on
the first night when all the ushers got to introduce themselves in front of the crowd.
I was proud to stand there and be able to say, My name is Jarrod Evans. I am a PTA
student at Madisonville Community College which is located in the great state of Kentucky!