Medical Facilities of America is dedicated to our students’ success and wants to highlight students for their efforts! MFA has selected Jenny Sydnor as the Student of the Month for November.
Name: Jenny Sydnor
Hometown: Lynchburg, Virginia
Undergraduate degree and school: Physical Education, Liberty University
What her professors are saying about her:
I would like to recommend Jenny Sydnor for our student of the month for a variety of reasons. Her bright and cheery disposition provides encouragement to all who encounter her, both students and faculty. She has demonstrated many characteristics of a positive leader. Faculty have observed her giving support to her classmates, encouraging them during times of stress, and she demonstrates excellence in professional behavior. She has a family and is able to multitask her home life and school life, giving a ‘real-life’ example of a work/life balance to the students in her class. She is going to be an amazing PT and we can’t wait to see what she accomplishes for our program and the PT profession as a whole!” – Lori Mize PT, DPT, WCS, Assistant Professor
What sparked your interest in physical therapy?
A love and admiration of the human body and the way it moves and functions, and a desire to help people and impact the lives of others.
What’s the most exciting part of the DPT program?
The most exciting part is learning from an amazing faculty that truly cares about the students. Second to that is learning the intricacies of the human body and how it functions as a whole to move and function.
What do you hope to do with your degree?
I’m not sure what type of setting I want to be in yet, but I would love to consider working with athletes, and I am hoping to be involved in physical therapy work abroad as well. I am a motivator and encourager at heart, which is great for the profession, but to be able to help athletes in particular is of great interest to me.
What are some of your hobbies?
Playing with my two beautiful children, Adalyn (5) and Raine (1), and CrossFitting with my husband! When we can, our favorite place to go is the beach!
What is your favorite quote?
I have many, but right now, probably my favorite thing to remember… “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
Anything else that you’d like to share?
People ask me all the time… “How do you do it with a family?!” My answer is this… Great family, even more awesome husband, incredible faculty, and a very big God.