GETTYSBURG, PA (06/20/2012)(readMedia)-- In recent weeks Gettysburg College recognized alumni for their extraordinary personal accomplishments, professional achievements, or humanitarian service. Each exemplifies the College's promise to prepare graduates to be leaders and active citizens in their professions, communities, nation, and the world.
During reunion weekend festivities, which ran from May 31 – June 3, Michael C. Manzo '97, Atlantic Physical Therapy Center received the Young Alumni Achievement Award for Professional Development at the annual awards ceremony on Saturday, June 2.
Michael C. Manzo is a physical therapist and owner/operator of the Atlantic Physical Therapy Center, providing services in six locations along the New Jersey shore. A health & exercise sciences major, Manzo was a student athletic trainer and competitor in both basketball and baseball and participated in the Pre-Health Professions Society, Student Senate, Student Alumni Association, and Sigma Chi. He received the prestigious Linnaean Award and was inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon and Omicron Delta Kappa, graduating cum laude in 1996. Manzo earned his master's degree in physical therapy from MCP Hahnemann University Hospital. He specializes in treating orthopedic injuries and in surgical rehabilitation, dealing with complex shoulder, lumbar spine, and lower extremities injuries and surgeries. An avid CrossFitter, he is a guest lecturer for Temple University and member of the New Jersey Society of Independent Physical Therapists, American Physical Therapy Association, and Toms River (N.J.) Chamber of Commerce.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania within a couple hours drive of four major metropolitan areas.