The Janet M. Cope Scholarship in Bodily Remedy will go towards Elon Bodily Remedy college students who’ve displayed honorable character throughout their time in this system.
Janet Cope, professor of bodily remedy training, began Tuesday, Feb. 14, considering she was going to a run-of-the-mill reception among the many school inside the College of Well being Sciences. She quickly discovered that it was in reality a particular reception saying an endowed scholarship named in her honor and created in recognition of her practically 20 years of diligent service as a professor, mentor and colleague within the Division of Bodily Remedy Training.
“I am excited that there is a DPT scholar scholarship, that is the primary factor. And to have my identify connected to it’s a large shock,” Cope stated. “I have been at Elon a superb period of time and I do know I have an effect on the scholars that I have interaction with in, I believe, very optimistic methods so this feels good.”
The Janet M. Cope Scholarship in Bodily Remedy will go towards Elon bodily remedy college students who’ve displayed honorable character throughout their time in this system. Affiliate Vice President for College Development John Barnhill introduced the scholarship on the reception. The scholarship was created by a gaggle of colleagues who’ve seen the impression of Cope’s work on the College of Well being Sciences upon her college students and people she works with.
“We have all benefited out of your presence right here,” Interim Dean of the College of Well being Sciences Stephen Folger advised Cope on the announcement. “You are leaving a long-lasting impression not solely what you have given your self however this scholarship represents that eternally.”
“She is the manifestation of … accountability, altruism, collaboration, compassion, caring, responsibility, excellence, inclusion, integrity and social duty,” stated Crystal Ramsey, assistant professor of bodily remedy training.
Ramsey pointed to Cope’s integral work to assist create the college’s Anatomical Reward Program in order that the varsity would now not should depend on utilizing unclaimed our bodies of those that had died for its anatomy lab.
“When Cope realized we have been utilizing unclaimed lifeless, he felt this was dishonoring already marginalized communities and populations so he created the Anatomical Reward Program. She is the epitome of ethics and honoring different individuals,” Ramsey added.
Cope is the recipient of the 2021 Daniels-Danieley Award for Excellence in Educating. She obtained the Elon College College of Well being Sciences Excellence in Service Award for the 2014-15 tutorial 12 months and the SHS Excellence in Educating Award in 2011-12.
Distributions from the awarded scholarship will assist college students within the DPT program who’re pursuing departmental initiatives, together with analysis, world examine, internship, service, management or different academic alternatives. Recipients will likely be chosen by the dean of the College of Well being Sciences with suggestions from DPT school members.
Some examples of the way it may very well be used are paying for a DPT scholar to buy provides or gear for analysis; paying a DPT scholar’s bills to attend an expert convention; or serving to a DPT scholar with journey, housing and/or meals bills associated to an internship.