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Occupational Therapy Alumni E-Newsletter

2013 Winter Edition

Feature! ELEANOR CLARKE SLAGLE LECTURESHIP TO BE AWARDED TO FACULTY LEADER

We are excited to announce that Maralynne D. Mitcham, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor and Assistant Dean will receive the 2013 Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship at AOTA Conference in San Diego. Dr. Mitcham is being recognized for innovation in education, interprofessionalism, and faculty development. Nominated by the MUSC occupational therapy faculty, Mitcham was commended for the impact of her educational leadership across four decades, her visionary outlook for harnessing interprofessional collaboration, and her dedication to ongoing faculty development. MORE

Marlaynne Mitcham, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST HOPES TO BRING DIVERSITY TO HER PROFESSION
By Allyson Bird and Lauren Dickerson, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs

Angel Bryant, an occupational therapist who graduated from MUSC in 2003, noticed a problem when she returned to campus to recruit for her new company.  “I didn’t see anyone who looked like me,” Bryant said. “I thought, something has got to change, because I’ve been out of school for 10 years, and it just didn’t seem to have evolved.”  When she spoke with one of her former instructors, Dave Morrisette, about attracting more minority students, Morrisette invited her to join a diversity task force.  MORE

Angel Bryant
IN MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED COLLEAGUE, PROFESSOR, AND FRIEND: YOUR LEGACY WILL LIVE ON IN OUR HEARTS

Jerome Kevin Burik, MHS, OTR/L, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 12, 2012. He was born on August 13, 1959 in McKees Rock, Pennsylvania, son of Claudia Lusko Burik and the late Jerome Stephen Burik. He attended West Virginia University, then transferred to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) graduating in 1982 with a BS degree in Occupational Therapy and in 1991 with a Master of Health Science degree.  MORE

Jerry Burik, MHS, OTR/L

ALUMNI RECEPTION

On Friday, February 22 an Occupational Therapy Alumni Reception was held in downtown Columbia, SC. Attendees included alumni ranging from the very first OT Class of 1978 all the way to the Class of 2012! Please continue to check back for more information about future alumni events in your area.  MORE

Alumni Reception

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