The Occupational Therapy Program raised over $9,000 and placed first in the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) annual fund raising event to support professional research initiatives. The fund raising event is directed through the AOTF Honor Society, Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE). “Last year the PTE Honor Society was the third place winner in fund raising to support occupational therapy research through AOTF and this year we surpassed last year and we are First Place in the United States for fund raising for OT research,” says Winifred Schultz-Krohn, Professor and Chair, Occupational Therapy. “This is really an example of paying it forward.”
The OT graduate students complete a series of three classes in research and create a final project. “Our students have been very successful in having their research projects accepted at professional state and national conferences and these are not student conferences,” says Dr. Krohn. “The OT students deeply understand the importance of research to support the profession of occupational therapy. The PTE chapter along with the Student Occupational Therapy Association worked during the fall and early spring semester to raise funds to support research. I am so honored to be the Faculty Advisor for the PTE group and it is a wonderful recognition for them to receive the first place award as the highest earners for this challenge.”
One of the fund raising events included a bowling competition with the OT faculty and we have included photos from this event.