Dr. William Stokes ~ Graduation
William Clifford Stokes of Granite Quarry graduated cum laude as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Wingate University on Dec. 17, 2016. While at Wingate, Will served as the President of the inaugural class all three years and as the American Physical Therapy Association Core Ambassador for North Carolina.
In addition to being a Dean’s list student, Will was awarded the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Outstanding Student of the Year and honored with the first Dean’s and Director’s Award for Leadership for his service to Wingate and the APTA at the state and national levels.
After completing his residency in Orthopedics, Will plans to join the US Navy Reserves. He has accepted a position with The Greg Ott Center for Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Charlotte. A 2009 honor graduate from East Rowan High School, Dr. Stokes earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wingate in 2013 where he swam four years on the Men’s Division II Swim Team.
Will is married to Emily Calloway, also an honor graduate of Wingate University. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn H. Stokes Jr. of Granite Quarry, and the brother of Grace Olivia Stokes. He is the grandson of Mrs. Alda C. Smith and the late Paul S. Smith of Salisbury and Mr. and Mrs. William H. Haven of York, S.C. and the late Glenn H. Stokes Sr. of Charlotte.