KSUCPM Student Named 2018 APMSA National Student of the Year
Every year, each of the nine podiatry colleges throughout the country are faced with choosing a student of the year: one who demonstrates what it takes to be a successful student of podiatric medicine, makes an impact on their school, and furthers the profession on a national level. The student of the year is nominated and voted upon by each student body based on criteria under the following categories: professionalism/ accountability, involvement with the college, community involvement, and contribution and dedication to the profession.
Following victory at KSUCPM, the student of the year is put into the running with the other eight podiatry students of the year to compete for the APMSA National Student of the Year. The National Student of the Year award takes the title one step further. The APMSA Presidents Committee, consisting of the student body Presidents from each of the nine Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, convene together to select the winner of the award from one of those nine individual Students of the Year. KSUCPM is proud to announce that its very own Chandler Ligas, MSIV has been selected the 2018 APMSA National Student of the Year!
Chandler will be awarded with a flight to Washington D.C. for the APMA National Conference on July 12th to accept his award in person. He will also receive a $1,000 scholarship provided by the APMA Education Foundation and an honorary plaque. In addition, Chandler will be recognized within the APMA’s nationally distributed newsletter, First Step, as well as other publications. Congratulations, Chandler!