OT Awards!

As mentioned in an earlier blog, three of our class of 2010 OT students received awards for their achievements in leadership, academics and community service.

Although they received recognition in the commencement program, we also like to host a celebration when they return from their last Level II fieldwork assignments and present the students with their awards and a check.  This year we held the celebration at Buder Commons which provided a chance for our students to catch up with one another, enjoy the refreshments and celebrate their fellow students’ achievements.

Enjoying the refreshments and company before the award presentations

Dr. Paula Bohr presenting Eric Judson with his Academic Excellence in Occupational Therapy award certificate

Dr. Paula Bohr presenting Laura Jendusa with her Community Service in Occupational Therapy award certificate

Jessica Aylor could not be present to accept her Leadership in Occupational Therapy award.

2010 Class Pictures

As the class of 2010 winds down their academic careers, the traditional class picture was taken on July 8th.  We have a professional photographer (thank you Randy at Trotter Photo!) who comes each year and takes amazing pictures of our newest grads.

Randy always makes it look so easy.  We were able to successfully take our traditional photo in front of the Maryville bell, but barely due to weather conditions.  Another five minutes either way, and the photo shoot would have been moved to an indoor location.

I though you’d enjoy to see what really goes on behind the scenes  . . .

Setting up

Getting closer . . .

Late arrivals . . .

More late arrivals

Randy snaps the shot!

Awards earned by our OT Grads

Three Class of 2010 Maryville University Occupational Therapy students earned the following awards:

Award for Community Service in Occupational Therapy was awarded to Laura Jendusa.

Laura Jendusa

Award for Leadership in Occupational Therapy was awarded to Jessica Aylor.

Jessica Aylor

And the Award for Academic Excellence in Occupational Therapy as well as the Dr. Anna Marie Moudy Award for Excellence in the Study of Human Anatomy was awarded to Erik Judson.

Eric Judson

National OT Month

Our two Occupational Therapy student organizations, MUSOTA (Maryville University Student Occupational Therapy Association) and PTE (Pi Theta Episilon—the OT student honor society) banded together to redo the School of Health Professions display case in honor of National Occupational Therapy Month.

Using the theme AN OCEAN OF POSSIBILITIES, they decorated the display case with an assortment of adaptive devices, text books, and a brief definition of Occupational Therapy to help their fellow Maryville students learn about Occupational Therapy.

PTE and MUSOTA club members combine their efforts for the School of Health Professions display case

Pi Theta Epsilon initiation ceremony

Ten occupational therapy students became the newest members of Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE), the national occupational therapy honor society, on Wednesday, November 4th at Maryville University. PTE has 84 active chapters in 30 states.

The purpose of PTE is:

  • To recognize and encourage scholastic excellence of occupational therapy students
  • To contribute to the advancement of the field of occupational therapy through scholarly activities, such as research development, continuing education, and information exchange between student and alumni members; and
  • To provide a vehicle for students enrolled in accredited programs in OT to exchange information and to collaborate regarding scholarly activities.

Members of Pi Theta Epsilon at Maryville University


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