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February 2018 Student Spotlight
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"The Best way to predict your Future is to create it."


Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States 


The MPTA places tremendous value on our student members. The student members of today will become the future leaders of our organization. Our student members are truly creating their own future; at a very early stage in their careers they see the value in their professional organization.


Each month the MPTA will place a spotlight on one of our tremendous student physical therapists or student physical therapist assistants. Please contact Sylvia Czuppon, MPTA Social Media Chair, if you would like to recommend a student for our Spotlight page.  


The February Student Spotlight Shines on


Mackalah Green!!



MPTA would like to recognize Mackalah as the MPTA 2018 February Student Spotlight!   

Anticipated Graduation Year:

  • Southwest Baptist University Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2018


  • Tri Beta Biological Honor Society (2006-2011)
  • Psi Chi Psychological Honor Society (2007-2001) 


  • "The Effect of School-Based Physical Activity Programs on Academic Performance: A Systematic Review." Sarah Jones; Courtney Ericson; Katie Exline; Mackalah Green; Levi Mann; Samantha York. 
  • “Functional mobility gains after the use of modified toy cars in children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.” Becky Schoeneberg; Mackalah Green; Graham Lauff. 

Other Accomplishments:

  • Southwest Baptist University: Laboratory Assistant / Faculty Associate (2016-2017)
  • Student Leadership Advisory Committee – Elected by classmates (2015-2018)
  • Move Forward Bolivar Philanthropy Club, Go Baby Go! Committee Chair (2016-2017)
  • Global Health Outreach to East Asia 2017


It is an honor to be nominated by my professors at Southwest Baptist University. I am incredibly grateful to the faculty and staff in the DPT department at SBU for their amazing instruction and endless support. Southwest Baptist University has offered many ways to integrate my Christian Worldview and personal mission statement in my future physical therapy practice. Last summer, I had the opportunity to serve on a medical mission outreach to East Asia to serve orphans with disabilities at a medical facility. My heart was forever changed on that trip. I learned how to use my education and training to serve the children at the medical facility. This opportunity transformed my life to see my vocation as my purpose. My passion for physical therapy will forever coincide with my purpose to serve others. 








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