OT student recipient of RCAW award
Erin Schofield,a second year graduate student in occupational therapy, was selected as the recipient of the 2013 ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week Graduate Education Poster Presentation award. Her entry was titled "Examining the use of the Shore Handwriting Screening to assess the handwriting skills of pre-kindergarteners."
Schofield was also accepted to present her research in poster form at the national American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) conference that will be held at the end of this month in San Diego. She will be attending with her project mentor, Dr. Denise Donica.
Congratulations to them both!
Students inducted into Delta Beta chaper of Ph Theta Epsilon
The Delta Beta chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon, occupational therapy honors society, inducted its second class of members on Tuesday March 19th at 6:30 pm.
The 8 inductees were welcomed by the current charter members, family, friends, and faculty of the Occupational Therapy Department. The inductees were encouraged by the East Carolina University College of Allied Health Sciences Dean, Dr. Stephen Thomas, to consider different views of their role as occupational therapists and the impact they can make both today and in the future in the community that surrounds them.
The current Pi Theta Epsilon officers who conducted the induction ceremony include: Brittany Robertson, President; Monica Powell, Vice President; Alana Justice, Secretary; Erin Schofield, Treasurer; and Dr. Denise Donica, Faculty Advisor.
The new inductees include (from left to right and bottom to top) Madeline McCauley, Elizabeth Gibbs, Andrea Sparks, Lauren Armstrong, Elisabeth Sitton, Hannah Flaherty, Caitlin Davis, and Kathleen Brinkley (not pictured). The program concluded with some inspirational words from Dr. Leonard Trujillo, the chair of the Occupational Therapy Department.