Occupational Therapy News

Meet OT Alumna Temple Moore!

Aug 02, 2019

Temple Moore, a 2013 Brenau graduate, is an occupational therapist certified in Global Mental Health and Refugee Trauma who is currently pursuing her Masters in Global Health and Development. Moore’s passion for working with refugees started during her fieldwork experience where she had the opportunity to work with the University of Utah’s Immigrant and Refugee […]

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Dr. Jennifer Allison wins GOTA Outstanding Occupational Therapy Practitioner of the Year Award

Oct 10, 2018

At this year’s annual GOTA conference, Brenau’s School of OT Assistant Professor Dr. Jennifer Allison won the prestigious Oustanding Occupational Therapy Practitioner of the Year Award. This is an award of excellence to honor an occupational therapist licensed in Georgia, who has made outstanding contributions to the profession. Dr. Allison was recognized for utilizing her […]

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Congratulations to the Gainesville Day 2016 Cohort on completing their last class before their final Level II Fieldwork!

Aug 16, 2018

Join us in congratulating our Gainesville Day 2016 cohort on completing their final class before embarking on their last Level II Fieldwork placements. Congratulations, all! You’re almost done!

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The School of Occupational Therapy Celebrates Mary Shotwell’s 20 years of Dedicated Service

Jun 26, 2018

The School of Occupational Therapy Celebrates Mary Shotwell’s 20 years of dedicated service educating and mentoring future occupational therapy practitioners.

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Brenau OT Front and Center of GOTA Conference

Oct 10, 2017


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Dr. Mary Shotwell Appointed by Governor Deal to the Georgia Board of Occupational Therapy

May 30, 2017

Dr. Mary Shotwell was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Georgia Board of Occupational Therapy.  Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, swore her it to begin her term this month.  Dr. Shotwell is one of six members on the Board which oversees the provision of occupational therapy services in Georgia in order to safeguard the […]

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OT Faculty Co-Editor/Author and Chapter Authors of Best Selling Textbook

May 30, 2017

Dr. Helene Smith-Gabai, is the co-author and editor, along with Dr. Suzanne Holm, of the second edition of the course text, Occupational Therapy in Acute Care recently published 2nd edition.   Dr. Smith-Gabai wrote several chapters in the text along with numerous Brenau OT faculty including Dr. Tamara Mills, Dr. Mary Shotwell, Dr. Kay Graham, and […]

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Dr. Jodie Copley, visiting scholar, University of Queensland, May 17 and 19

May 11, 2017

Dr. Jodie Copley, visiting scholar from the University of Queensland, Australia, will be at the Norcross campus May 17 and the Gainesville East Campus May 19. Copley will have round table discussions with OT Faculty and students around engagement and partnership with clients in different practice areas, clinical reasoning in OT and how it develops. She will also […]

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Foley honored with prestigious Occupational Therapy Roster of Fellows Award

Apr 07, 2017

Congratulations to Kathy Foley, Associate Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy, for receiving the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Roster of Fellows Award.  AOTA chose Foley for the honor from a large pool of candidates. Formal presentation of the award was made at the 2017 American Occupational Therapy Association conference and Centennial celebration in Philadelphia. […]

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Boyt Schell Visiting Occupational Science Scholar Fund Now Endowed

Mar 28, 2017

The School of Occupational Therapy is pleased to announce that thanks to the generosity of Professor Emeritus Dr. Barbara Boyt Schell, her husband John and other contributors’ generosity, the Boyt Schell Visiting Scholar Fund is now endowed. Dr. Schell and the other founding members of what is now the Brenau School of Occupational Therapy conceived […]

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Dr. Glen Gillen Visiting Occupational Science Scholar Feb. 17

Jan 30, 2017

Please join us Friday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Downtown Center Theater on the Square for the first speaker in the Boyt Schell Visiting Occupational Science Scholar series. Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA will be presenting “Integrating Performance Based Cognitive and Perceptual Assessments to Promote Occupation Based Practice.” A past recipient of AOTF’s Award […]

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Barb Schell’s Brenau Legacy

Nov 08, 2016

After 21 years at Brenau, Barb Schell stepped down as Program Director of the School of OT in May 2016, where she founded and built one of the best clinical-based OT programs in North America. As an Associate Dean of the College of Health and Science she helped set the cornerstone for the university’s growth […]

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9th Occupational Science Scholar Joan Toglia Presents Feb. 12th

Feb 04, 2016

Joan Toglia, dean of Mercy College’s School of Health & Natural Sciences, will speak at the Brenau University Downtown Center’s Theatre on the Square Friday, Feb. 12. Her presentation, Executive Dysfunction and the Impact of Occupational Performance and Participation, is part of the 9th Annual Occupational Science Scholar Series. A professional associate at New York […]

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Surprise Veterans Reunion Highlights Graduation Ceremony

May 02, 2015

When Brenau University President Ed Schrader gave his welcoming remarks at the 2015 commencement, he gave a special acknowledgment to the active duty military personnel and veterans among the graduating class. Schrader singled out one veteran: Debra Cooper from Winder, Georgia, who was about to receive a diploma for a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. […]

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Governor Deal Signs Brenau Student-inspired Law Benefiting Military’s Special Needs Children

Apr 29, 2015

Governor Nathan Deal today signed into law a legislative act inspired by a group of Brenau University occupational therapy graduate students that would speed state educational benefits to special needs children of military personnel based in Georgia. The new law started as a 2014 project by four Brenau students in a graduate-level public health administration […]

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Dr. Susan Stallings-Sahler presenting in Mumbai at ICACN Conference

Apr 16, 2015

Brenau’s Dr. Susan Stallings-Sahler has been asked to present at the International conference of Autism, Cerebral palsy and Neurodevelopmental disorders in Mumbai, India from May 1st to May 3rd. The ICACN noted that “We have very closely followed your work in occupational therapy. The work that you have been carrying out is highly commendable and […]

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You’re in Demand – OT Job Rankings from AOTA

Apr 15, 2015

This is a great time to be an occupational therapy practitioner. Don’t just take our word for it. It has been consistently ranked highly as one of the top, recession-proof job.  Check out the AOTA  job rankings list.

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8th Occupational Science Scholar Carolyn M. Baum Presents Feb. 13

Jan 29, 2015

Dr. Carolyn Baum presents Occupational Performance Issues in Stroke: Linking the Brain to Everyday Life on Friday, Feb. 13 at 4:30 pm in the Thurmond McRae auditorium on the Gainesville historic campus. This is the eighth Annual Occupational Science Scholar Series by the School of Occupational Therapy. The program is offered free and open to the public. A reception will be […]

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Occupational Therapy Doctorate Launches Sept. 5

Sep 04, 2014

The School of Occupational Therapy will kick off its new Occupational Therapy Doctorate program with an open house program on Friday, Sept. 5,  the kick-off for a weekend of activities through Sunday, Sept. 7. Dr. Nancy Krippel, Dr. Gale Starich and Dr. Barbara Schell will host guests to the 10 a.m. Launch Celebration on that Friday. Light […]

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Jennifer Allison’s Pinterest mentioned in March Issue of ‘OT Practice’

Aug 01, 2014

Brenau’s own Jennifer Allison was featured in the March, 2014 issue of OT Practice, the official journal of the AOTA. The text below is from volume 19, issue five, of OT Practice on page five.   Pinterest One of the most popular social sharing sites that allows individuals and organization to curate a collection of digital resources, […]

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