College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy

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Mark Stafford, Vice President of NCABA presenting award to Skip O'Neal as the
judges look on.

Skip O'Neal, occupational therapy alumni in 1992 and a post professional masters degree in 2004,  was awarded the Best Professional Poster award for excellent presentation of research in the field of behavior analysis at the 2010 North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Winston-Salem on February 17, 2010.  The work was done with Rebecca LaChapelle, Beth Velde, and June Schafford.  The research is the result of a unique partnership between the Occupational Therapy Departments at East Carolina University and Caswell Developmental Center. The study was titled Use of a Pressure Vest to Reduce the Physiological Arousal of a Person with Profound Intellectual and Physical Disabilities During Routine Fingernail Care.

Over the first weekend in August, some of the 1999 alumni got together for a mini-reunion. Brad Myers was happy to share the picture of the group with us!


Left to Right: Nash and Kelly (Stone) Dreyer with Ella and Will, Brad and Kellie Myers, Wally and Leah (Timm) Hansen with Parker, James and Monica McGuire with Conner, and Amy and Brad Flowers with Mary Grace. Not pictured: Will Ross


At the AOTA Conference, we had a reception for all ECU pirates that attended the conference! The event was Saturday night at the Hilton. The refreshments were sponsored by alumni Brad Myers of Carolina Therapy Services and James Gaynor of OT Plus, Inc. We thank them very much. It was a wonderful time of networking and renewing friends! Enjoy the pictures!

Welcome to our alumni event!
Tony and Judy Bright
Tony Bright, 1974 and his wife Judy
Eric Miller, 2002 and his wife
Rucha Bhatt, 2001
Dawn McNamara Massa, 1991
and her husband
Julie and sharla
Sharla Keeton, 1997 and
Julie Kendell, 1997
Crystal Carter
Crystal Carter, 2003
Brad Myers, 1999
Christina Shafer
Christina Shaffer, 1994
Tracy Rogers &
Tracy Rogers, 1988 and
Sharon Hollis, 1989
Katrina and Robert Larrison, 1990
Debra Dunn
Debra Dunn, 1973
Dawn Richardson, 1983
Christine May Cridland, 1992