The APTA Michigan Board of Directors after consulting with the Clinical Education Consortium (CEC) and the APTA Michigan Institute for Education and Research recently approved renaming the Clinical Education Consortium (CEC) Research Grant, to the Bonni Kinne Clinical Education Research Grant.
After her passing, we considered various ways in which to honor Bonni’s legacy and her years of outstanding service to our professional community. Given that this grant is a partnership between the CEC and Institute, groups that Bonni gave so much of her time and energy to over the years, we felt that this would be incredibly reflective of her and her work.
We also recognized Bonni with a moment of silence at both our Honor and Awards Banquet and our Annual Membership Meeting during this past weekend’s Fall Conference.
In addition to this, we’d like to a share that a tree memorial dedicated in honor of Bonni has been successfully planted. Bonni would’ve appreciated this living tribute to her memory but also that it will contribute to a healthier and greener planet.
We hope that the renaming of this grant will serve as a fitting tribute to Bonni’s tireless dedication and commitment to our profession and inspire others to follow in her footsteps. Let us all remember Bonni not only as a colleague but as a mentor, a friend, and an advocate for our profession. Her contributions have left a lasting impact on APTA Michigan, the CEC, the Institute, and the community at large. We will continue to honor Bonni’s legacy by carrying forward her passion for clinical education and research. We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who have shared their love and support during this time. With the renaming of the grant and the tree memorial, we aim to keep Bonni’s spirit alive. She will forever be remembered for her passion, dedication, and immense contribution to the world of physical therapy in Michigan. To know more about the Bonni Kinne Clinical Education Research Grant and how it supports the work of the CEC and Institute, please visit https://aptami.org/clinical-ed-sig/