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Student Occupational Therapy Association Volunteering

Buddy Break is a free respite program that allows parents and caregivers of children with special needs to have a three hour break once a month. In June, children were able to play on water slides and in kiddy pools, and watched Finding Nemo. Students from the Student Occupational Therapy Association volunteered.

Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy group photo

Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Collaboration

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences strives to encourage and provide opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in the rehabilitation science fields. This summer, the Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Programs collaborated on a module presentation and lab session about autism. Leading the presentation were Dr. Sarah Fabrizi and Dr. Annemarie Connor of the Occupational Therapy Program, and Dr. Ellen Donald and Karly Zengel, SPT of the Physical Therapy Program.

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Golf Health & Wellness Workshop

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Colmer, Tara McKenna, Director of Golf Management, and occupational therapy and PGA Golf Management students on hosting a successful golf workshop in April 2018.  The group's research workshop, titled Occupational Wellness For Keeping Golf Performance on Par, included 36 participants from local 55+ Golf Communities. See link below for a WINK news story on the workshop.

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2018 FGCU Research Day

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Marieb College were well represented at 2018 FGCU Research Day by all of the scholarly poster presentations. A special congratulations to occupational therapy students Hanna Jauregui, Lauren Oster, and Kayla Harrison, who won the 2nd place Dean's Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Research Poster.

SOTA Award

2018 Leadership and Involvement Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) and Dr. Edwin Myers who were recognized at the 2018 Leadership and Involvement Awards Ceremony. Dr. Myers, who serves as the advisor for SOTA, was nominated by students and selected as Student Organization Advisor of the Year! SOTA received the 2018 Registered Student Organizations Outstanding Service Award for their exceptional service, leadership and involvement.