Friday, April 19, 2013

Marcie Swift Voted Faculty of the Year

We're proud to announce that Marcie Swift, PT, PhD was named "Faculty of the Year" in conjunction with the Festival of Student Achievement (FOSA) in an awards program held on April 17, 2013.

As part of the FOSA program each year, the Student Life office asks students from throughout the university to nominate and then vote for faculty that they believe have made a significant and positive impact on their education at Rockhurst.

Marcie was nominated by several second year PT students and then additional students voted for her through the online ballot system. Marcie received the most votes of all faculty who were nominated (university-wide) and was selected as recipient of the award.

Marcie Swift, PT, PhD receives the Faculty of the Year Award
from Matt Quick, PhD, Rockhurst Vice President
for Student Development & Athletics, Dean of Students

In nominating Marcie, one of the PT students wrote, "She is a wonderful professor that truly cares about her students and is always willing to help with whatever they need. She also gives the greatest pep talks when she knows we are feeling stressed. You can tell she truly cares about her students not only pertaining to school but how we are doing in life and every other aspect of our life.

"She is passionate and willing to help, energetic, always looking for ways to improve herself, brings new ideas to always improving the program to turn out the best well rounded PT's possible.

"She relates well to us as students, gets on our level, and makes class enjoyable with her outgoing personality."

Marcie Swift, PT, PhD along with members of the DPT
Class of 2014 who facilitated her nomination
for the FOSA Faculty of the Year Award.

Congratulations to Marcie for receiving this tremendous honor. Thanks to Marcie and all PT faculty for the positive impact that they have on all of our students through their teaching and mentoring.