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FINISHING STRONG: 2016 Graduate Remy Wilkins

Name: John Remington Thomas “Remy” Wilkins

Hometown: Savannah, Ga.

Degree: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Graduation Date: May 2016

Armstrong has been an important part of Remy Wilkins’ life for the past eight years.

In August of 2008, he came to Armstrong as a joint-enrollment high school senior. He subsequently enrolled at the university full-time and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Rehabilitation Sciences. Now, on May 7, he will be walking across Armstrong’s commencement stage once again to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy before starting a new career at Drayer Physical Therapy in Bluffton, S.C.

“The biggest aspect that kept me at Armstrong for eight years was the individualized attention I was able to receive from joint-enrollment all the way to my last year of physical therapy school,” he explains. “I was never a number, and there are still professors from my freshman year who know me by name.”

According to Remy, Armstrong’s professors motivated him to be a better student and to become a more active campus participant.

“Having professors invested in my academic success made me feel like I was a true part of Armstrong and made me want to become more involved,” he says.

Over the years, Remy played the trumpet in the Armstrong Wind Ensemble, joined the Armstrong Club Ultimate Frisbee team, served as president of the Rho Tau pre-physical therapy organization and worked as the graduate assistant in the Alumni Center.

As Remy prepares to graduate, he knows he will always keep Armstrong in his heart.

“Armstrong has truly developed me into the young professional I am today and has allowed me to pursue my hobbies and passions in a way that no other university would have been able to do,” he says. “Armstrong will always feel like family, and I know that I will always be welcome here.”

Jerris Sensabaugh

“People really respect the Armstrong name. Why wouldn’t you want to be here?”

Jerris Sensabaugh
Class of 2016
Respiratory Therapy
Morristown, Tennessee