Featured Alum: Dina Strickland

Hi! My name is Dina Strickland and I attended CBU from 1987 to 1990. CBU was an easy pick for me, as I wanted a school close to home and one with smaller class sizes. It didn’t hurt that CBU had a great reputation, too! I was planning to apply to Physical Therapy school after fulfilling pre-requisite requirements and wanted a school that would challenge me academically and prepare me for my future endeavors. This is exactly what CBU provided! I had great professors that took interest in each of their students. They made themselves available to us and were very helpful in guiding us in the right direction. I left CBU after my junior year, as that is when I applied, and was accepted, to Physical Therapy school. The study habits that I learned and the work that I performed while at CBU certainly prepared me for what I faced in P.T. school.

I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. degree in Physical Therapy in 1992. This has been a great field for me to be in and I thoroughly enjoy what I do! Physical Therapy has given me the opportunity to have the best of both worlds….I am able to work full time, but also have flexibility, which allows me to spend quality time with my family! I have been fortunate to work in a variety of settings, however, have found my niche in outpatient orthopedics. I currently work for Rehab Etc. in the Bartlett office of Tabor Orthopedics. I work with an awesome group of physicians and therapists, which certainly makes my job easier!

In looking back, CBU was a great choice for me. I received an excellent education while I was there, and it was the stepping stone I needed to be accepted into the P.T. program. I will always be grateful to the professors at CBU who influenced me in such a positive way!