January 1, 2011
CWC alum gets physical therapy doctorate
Central Wyoming College alumnus and former CWC Student Senate President John Kindle is ready to embark on his career as a physical therapist.
Kindle, who graduated from CWC in 2005 and from the University of Wyoming in 2008, recently passed his national licensing exam after graduating with a doctorate in clinical physical therapy from the University of North Dakota School of Medical and Health Sciences on May 13.
The recipient of CWC’s prestigious Quality Leader Scholarship, Kindle was the student voice behind the move to reinstate intercollegiate athletics at the college. The spring of Kindle’s CWC graduation, Serol Stauffenberg was hired to coach women’s volleyball, and a year later, men’s and women’s basketball returned to CWC.
Kindle did some personal training while preparing for his national boards and is continuing that work while searching for a permanent job. He has had offers in Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida and Virginia.
“I’m not sure where I will end up but I want it to be a place that truly provides one-on-one, whole-person patient care,” he said. “The attitude and environment that the clinic and staff members create is more important to me than the geographical location is at this point in time.”
The volunteer spirit Kindle adapted at CWC continued while attending UW. He graduated as the 2008 winner of the Tobin Memorial Award, UW’s outstanding graduating man. He received the award based on his academic excellence and achievement, service to the university, participation and leadership in community and campus activities and citizenship qualities.
At UND, he was an alumni ambassador and vice president of the House Corporation Alumni Committee to the Sigma Chi fraternity in Grand Forks.