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10-13-2010

LaFay Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of Clinical Education at Clarkson University

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Vicki LaFay has been appointed clinical assistant professor of physical therapy and director of clinical education at Clarkson University.

LaFay received her bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from Ithaca College, performed graduate coursework in the master of health administration curriculum from the University of Phoenix and received her clinical doctorate of physical therapy (DPT) degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University.vlafay

LaFay’s interests include helping educate future physical therapists at Clarkson and furthering the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) direction and vision for physical therapy.

LaFay has been a New York State licensed physical therapist for 18 years. She was director of rehabilitation services at the St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena, worked in the Work-Fit Division of Healthtrax International Inc. at Massena General Motors Powertrain, and has worked for Franklin County Public Health in Malone. She was also a semester-two tutor for Clarkson in 2007 and 2008.

LaFay has been an APTA credentialed clinical instructor since 2001. She was named the Ken Kopke Award Winner for Achievement in 2001 and winner of the 2000 "Ironman of the Year" Award for Outstanding Performance in 2000, both from the Work-Fit Division of Healthtrax International Inc.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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