Michelle Lusardi, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, has established a fund titled: DPT Student Emergency Fund for Doctor of Physical Therapy students. The fund will provide emergency assistance to students who need help with emergency situations such as: travel costs associated with clinical sites, family emergency travel, rent support and unexpected burdensome costs to be considered.
Over the 13 years that she taught at SHU her experiences with students led her to recognize the need for such a fund. Her deep commitment to the DPT program and the success of its students, led her to establish the fund upon her retirement.
We would like to invite all MSPT and DPT alumni, and others in the physical therapy community to contribute to the growth of the fund so that it will sustain itself. All contributions are tax deductible and donors will be acknowledged as members of the College’s Leadership Society. If you are interested in making a contribution to the fund but have questions, please contact Dr. Michael Emery at 203-365-7656 for more information.