Honors and Awards

Professor Emeritus, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University, May, 2010.

American Occupational Therapy Association Roster of Fellows for Innovation and Responsive Leadership in Professional Education, April 2007.

Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association Service Award for Newsletter Editor, Fall, 2007.

Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association 2006 OT of the Year Award for Lifelong Legacy of Educating Occupational Therapists and Influencing Lives, November 4, 2006.          

AOTA Service Commendation Award for Participation on AOTA Occupation Based Practice Task Force April 2006.

AOTA Service Commendation Award for membership on Accreditation Council Roster of Accreditation Evaluators (RAE) July 2000 to June 2006.

SSO:USA Service Award for Service as Secretary, November 2003.

Nominee for Outstanding Teaching Award, College of St. Catherine, 1994-95.

Volunteer Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to Project Head Start, May 1987.

Outstanding Occupational Therapist in Nebraska, Award of Merit, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association, May 1981.

Masters of Science degree awarded with honors, University of Kansas, Department of Special Education, May 1974.

Grants Awarded

Faculty Research and Curriculum Development Grant: Refocusing on Occupation: The Application of Occupational Science to CSC Occupational Therapy Education. $1,000 for an educator's forum on occupational science for OT educators from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota as part of the 1999 Sister Genevieve Cummings Colloquium. 

Co-authored and received a $5,000 grant which provided for planning and presentation of a two day workshop for Nebraska OT's and PT's entitled Therapeutic Management of Children with Neurological Impairment. Nebraska Department of Education, Special Education Branch of the Special Education Advisory Council's Comprehensive System of Personnel Development.  1987.

Co-authored and received a $4,000 grant which provided for planning and presentation of three types of educational activities for Nebraska OT's and PT's.  Part I was a two day workshop entitled "Pediatric Therapeutic Assessment and Management:  Update'86."  Part II included 5 one day regional workshops help in Scottsbluff, Grand Island, North Platte, Columbus and Lincoln.  Part III included the publication of two newsletters aimed at Nebraska pediatric OTs and PTs.  Funding was provided through the Nebraska Department of Education, Special Education Branch of the Special Education Advisory Council's Comprehensive System of Personnel Development. 1986.

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