PTA Students Select 2020, 2021 Clinical Instructors of Year 

Jenifer Kiernan-Story (left)  and Katie Sutton
Each spring, graduating students in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Kent State East Liverpool cast votes to honor a clinical site instructor who impacted them during their learning experiences. The COVID pandemic delayed the presentation of the awards the past two springs, but the 2020 and 2021 honorees recently received their respective recognition for their work with the PTA students.
Debra Arcuragi (right) and Katie Sutton
Jenifer Kiernan-Story, PT, was selected as the 2020 Clinical Instructor of the Year and Debra Arcuragi, PTA, was named the 2021 Clinical Instructor of the Year.  

Kiernan-Story is a physical therapist at Mangiarelli Rehabilitation LLC, a family-owned and operated physical therapy facility in Warren that serves the Youngstown-Warren area. She is a credentialed clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Assocation and has been a long-term supporter and instructor for the East Liverpool PTA program.

Arcuragi is a physical therapist assistant at Trinity Health System in Steubenville and a 1990 graduate of the PTA program at Kent State East Liverpool. She, too, has worked with students for several years and is a strong supporter of the Kent State East Liverpool PTA program.


Cutline A: Jenifer Kiernan-Story (left) was named the 2020 Clinical Instructor of the Year by students in the PTA program at Kent State East Liverpool. Presenting her with the award is Katie Sutton, academic coordinator of PTST clinical education at Kent East Liverpool.

Cutline B: Debra Arcuragi (right) was named the 2021 Clinical Instructor of the Year by students in the PTA program at Kent State East Liverpool. Presenting the award is Katie Sutton, academic coordinator of PTST clinical education at Kent East Liverpool.
 

POSTED: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 2:54pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 12:24pm