iStudio 901 Wall of Fame: Kelsey Hubbard (Class of 2017)
Kelsey Hubbard is thrilled that she will be graduating on December 8th, 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiotherapy from the University of Southern Mississippi. Kelsey has been an exceptional student leader, and she is worthy of the iStudio 901 “Wall of Fame” honor! As a 2013 graduate of Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood, MS, Kelsey excelled in academics and sports. She was an established leader in basketball and Track & Field. Her childhood dream was to one day become a physical therapist, following in the footsteps of her aunt. Naturally, Kelsey decided to attend the University of Southern Mississippi and to major in Kinesiology. Already having a brother at Southern Miss along with both of her parents being graduates of Southern Miss, it was evitable where she would most likely attend college.
While a student at Southern Miss, Kelsey excelled in academics and also pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha. As a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., she committed to the goals of the organization of giving back through community service. Kelsey participated in many service projects such as the Pinelake Baptist Church Sports Camp, the Jackson Stewpot, Don’t Trash Mississippi, Fieldhouse for the Homeless, DREAM of Hattiesburg, the ARC of Southeast Mississippi, and much more throughout the years. Kelsey would eventually become President of the Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter at the University of Southern Mississippi and establish her goal as a leader.
Kelsey began her professional work while still in school. As an intern at Drayer Physical Therapy Institute in Hattiesburg, MS, she focused on establishing a positive experience with patients and their caregivers for their therapy needs. Her internship focused on learning a lot about patient safety, HIPAA, risk management, and the daily operations of a physical therapist. Kelsey worked at the same time at the Payne Center in Hattiesburg where she facilitated excellent communications skills in welcoming clients and ensuring that they had an exceptional workout experience while at the center. She gained a lot of experience working in marketing and selling club memberships, add-on services, and recreational trips. Kelsey is currently completing an additional internship in Memphis, TN at the Memphis VA Medical Center where Kelsey has further excelled her professional therapy skills. At the VA, Kelsey focuses on many skillsets such as recording detailed patient prognosis, implementing exercise programs designed to minimize the debilitation and enhance the functional capabilities of patients, and she helps to evaluate patients for wheelchair workability and utilization. Also, she shadowed her aunt, who is a physical therapist, in the home health environment to further gain more valuable experience. Kelsey’s goal is to graduate in Kinesiotherapy and to further her education to acquire a Doctorate’s Degree in Physical Therapy.
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Congrats, Kelsey. You have done very well. Stay on task and it will all pay off. Your future is very bright. Love ya.
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