Northeast Pennsylvania Council of Boy Scouts of America recently presented Dr. John P. Sanko of Moscow, Department Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Scranton with the Eminent Eagle Award.
Northeast Pennsylvania Council of Boy Scouts of America recently presented Dr. John P. Sanko of Moscow, Department Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Scranton with the Eminent Eagle Award. The award was presented during a dinner banquet at the Mcllhenny Ballroom at the University of Scranton’s Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Center in Scranton.
Dr. Sanko, a 1966 Eagle Scout, received this award due to his ongoing success as a community leader and an exemplary role model for future Eagle Scouts epitomizing Scouting’s "Duty to others.”
He has been involved with the Moscow Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corp since 1974. In 1993, he as awarded the Emergency Medical Service Responder of the Year and in 2002, he was named Member of the Year.
Dr. Sanko has been associated with United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Pennsylvania from 1992 to 2002, holding a variety of leadership positions including Vice President from 2000-2002.
He has also served as the Northeast Prime Time Task Force on Health Promotion for the elderly with the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging 1993-1994 and was the Northeast Pennsylvania liaison to the American College of Sports Medicine from 1992-1995.
Dr. Sanko led University of Scranton Occupational and Physical Therapy students to serve the less fortunate to many third world areas in the western hemisphere.
Each January, from 2005 to 2010, a group of nine students, who grew to 26 over the five years, visited Guadalajara, Mexico providing OT and PT services.
In 2011, Dr. Sanko led the students to Guyana and for the past two years, 2012 and 2013, to the Navajo Nation of the American Southwest. He is noted as a leader of “Service Immersion Trips” of college students to assist people in need.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America is honored to present the Eminent Eagle Scout Award to the Department Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Scranton, Dr. John P. Sanko, P.T., Ed.D., Eagle Class of 1966.