Dr. Margaret (Sullivan) Hopson, who earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Daemen College, was honored last year with the college’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to the Community.
Originally from Upstate New York, Hopson began her career in Palm Springs, Calif., where she gained experience in acute rehabilitation of patients with head and spinal cord injuries as well as outpatient orthopedics. She went on to earn a master’s degree in biomechanics and a doctor of physical therapy from Northern Arizona University.
An orthopedic clinical specialist, Hopson owns High Desert Physical Therapy in Winslow, Ariz., an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practice. She also completed 500 hours of training in integrated yoga therapy and has since been involved in using this yoga program with Western medicine. She devotes her life’s work to the communities of Flagstaff and Winslow.
Hopson resides in Flagstaff, Ariz. Her son, Chadwick Hopson ’10, is also a Daemen graduate.