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Main Office

Occupational Therapy
School of Education
2120 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Avenue
MadisonWI  53706-1691

Tel: 608/262-2936
Fax: 608/262-1639

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Preceptor of the Year: Toni Gillette

Toni received her bachelors in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary College in 1995 and her masters in Management and Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College in 1999. She has been working full time as an occupational therapist at Froedtert Hospital since January, 1996. Froedtert offered her the opportunity to work with a variety of diagnosis including traumatic and non-traumatic neurological impairments, orthopedic injury, joint replacements, deconditioning and, most recently, spinal cord injury. She is one of the staff members involved with the aquatic therapy program that provides her with an alternative media and setting in which her patients can progress.

“I am thrilled to take on level I and II students because their bright minds and fresh ideas bring so much to the therapy department and they are so receptive to why occupational therapy means so much to me!”

Hires and Promotions

Cherie Murray (MS, OTR/L) was hired as our admissions coordinator. 
She serves the community as a clinician specializing in geriatrics and adult physical disabilities in the short-term rehabilitation/skilled care setting. 
She has more than seven years experience in management of physical, occupational and speech-language pathology services in skilled care environment. 
In addition, she worked as a registered nurse in a hospital setting providing care to patients in cardiovascular intermediate care.

Dorothy Edwards was promoted to full professor.

Elizabeth Larson was promoted to associate professor with tenure.

2009 Student Scholarship Winners

Mildred Averill Scholarship: 
Stacey Boyes

Amelia E.H. Doyon Scholarship: 
Rachel Pleski

Jean Chapman Kiernat Award: 
Mindy Mahaffey

Elizabeth Roughton Memorial Award: 
Michael Braun

Caroline G. Thompson Scholarship: 
Jennifer Skye
Christine De Ano

Caroline G. Thompson Distinguished Graduate Fellowship: 
Julie Helene Hunley
Hui Chun Chen

Lucile Schreiber and Wendel A. Witkay Scholarship: 
Eva Ortega
Esther Knudson

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