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Mount Union PT Students Celebrated at Third Annual White Coat Ceremony

September 17, 2018

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Students in the third cohort of Mount Union’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program earned their white coats at the University’s annual ceremony on Friday night.

The 29 graduate students donned the coats that signify their entry into the physical therapy profession at the event led by Dr. Robert Frampton, associate professor and chair of the physical therapy program at Mount Union. 

“The White Coat signified hope and it soon became the symbol of the healer,” Frampton said. “The White Coat is also a traditional symbol of compassion and represents clinical excellence.” 

The keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Laura (Clunk ’06) Testrake, who is a therapist at EJ Therapy in Wooster, Ohio.

Students were also presented with their pins as part of the ceremony. 

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