CHS Physical Therapy

Alumni Information

We would like to give you the chance to be informed of upcoming UK PT program activities. We have provided a calendar of events, links to the UK home page, and an opportunity to register your name and address for future correspondence with other alumni and us. Also, feel free to e-mail comments and suggestions concerning the web page.


McDougal Distinguished Alumni Award
Lecture Series

The McDougall Lecture, named after Richard McDougall, a pioneer in the field of PT, is an annual event conducted by the UK Physical Therapy Department. It is an award presented in recognition of excellence in service to the physical therapy profession through education, dedication, and practice. It features UK alumni of the Division of Physical Therapy.

The Lectures take place each year in the Fall at the University with a reception following. The time and place will be announced at a later date.

Each year the honoree receives an engraved plaque with his or her name on it and then gives a short lecture about inspirational points in the field of Physical Therapy.

Please send suggestions and comments to: Tony English




Stephanie Metzler Kelly, 2008

C.H.A.M.P. Foundation


Stephanie Metzler Kelly, a 2008 graduate of the PT program and her husband "Champ" who works as a scout for the Denver Broncos have started a foundation to inspire children by creating non-contact football camps and inviting children who might otherwise not have a chance to attend.  They are bringing this camp to Lexington for the first time Thursday and Friday, June 23-24, 2011 at Bryan Station High School. See more on the C.H.A.M.P. Camp (Character-Heart-Attitude-Motivation-Pride) at


Rebecca Rice, 2002

Performance Structure and Training


Rebecca treats next generation NASCAR star - read more:


More Alumni Information

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McDougal Alumni Award Winners

1999   Deborah Tharp
2000   Marcee Watkins Hopper
2001   Sam Brown
2002   Terry Brown
2004   Scott Crook
2005    Tina Lesch Volz
2011    Barbara Sanders

Additional McDougal Info

About Richard McDougal
Nomination Form