Shotwell Tapped for Occupational Therapy Professional Elite

Mary Shotwell, Ph.D., OT/LCongratulations to Mary Shotwell, a professor and department chair in the School of Occupational Therapy, for receiving the American Occupational Therapy Association Roster of Fellows Award. The organization picked Shotwell from a large pool of candidates for the recognition, which it will confer formally at the 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association conference in Baltimore, Md., in April.

The Fellow of American Occupational Therapy Association designation, or FAOTA, recognizes members of the occupational therapy community who, with their knowledge and expertise, have made significant contributions to continuing education and professional development. The organization singled out Shotwell for “advancing practice through education and collaborative research.”

Shotwell joins a growing cadre of Brenau occupational therapy faculty who are allowed to wear the FAOTA professional credential. Others are School of Occupational Therapy Director Barbara A. Schell; professors Rosalie Miller and Susan Stallings-Sahler; and retired OT department chair Sara J. Brayman.

Shotwell chairs the fast-growing OT program at Brenau’s North Atlanta/Norcross campus. That program broke new ground recently with the addition of day classes to what historically has been an evening and weekend campus.

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