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Classic Car Show on April 16 benefits MU Pi Theta Epsilon Chapter
Posted 04/05/2016 03:39PM

The Misericordia University National Occupational Therapy Honor Society Chapter, Pi Theta Epsilon, is holding a Classic Car Show on Saturday, April 16 from noon to 4 p.m. to benefit programming for the local honor society chapter. The rain date for the event is May 7. The event is open for free to the public.

The classic car show, which support scholarly and research-based events for students, will be held in the parking lot near the North Gate of campus off of Lake Street. Food, music, 50/50 raffles, and prizes will be offered at the event. Pre-registration fee is $10 and it is $12 the day of the event. For more information, please contact Allison Hausman, O.T.S., president, by phone at (717) 951-0969 or e-mail her at

Officers of the Misericordia University Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon include Allison Hausman, Lancaster, president; Jennifer Snyder, Palmerton, vice president; Deirdre Stevens, Schenectady, N.Y., secretary; Alexis Campbell, Erie, treasurer, and faculty advisor, Dr. Joseph Cipriani, professor of occupational therapy.

Occupational therapy students at Misericordia University are eligible for induction into the Pi Theta Epsilon Chapter by maintaining at least a 3.5 grade point average and by being in the top third of their class. The students must also display the potential to take on a leadership role in the profession.

The Occupational Therapy Department at Misericordia University has produced highly qualified, technically proficient OT practitioners since 1984. Students accepted into the master's degree program participate in an educational process that prepares them to become entry-level occupational therapy practitioners. The university offers a five-year combined Bachelor of Science in health sciences and Master of Science degree in occupational therapy; a three-year weekend entry level Master of Science degree program; a post-professional pediatric certificate; a post-professional Master of Science degree in occupational therapy, and a doctorate (OTD) degree.

The OTD is one of the few post-professional programs available on the East Coast. It offers specific courses designed for licensed OTs to advance their knowledge and practice competence in areas that include pediatrics and geriatrics. The advanced clinical degree prepares licensed therapists to assume leadership and program development roles. The OTD degree is essential as the profession moves into new emerging areas of practice that require OT practitioners to support independent and productive living in the greater community.

For more information about the occupational therapy program at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County's first four-year college and offers academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report's 2016 edition of Best Colleges, and was designated a 2016 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.


The Misericordia University National Occupational Therapy Honor Society Chapter, Pi Theta Epsilon, is holding a Classic Car Show on Saturday, April 16 (Rain date, May 7). Students who organized the show, from left, Allison Hausman, Lancaster, Pa., president; Jennifer Snyder, Palmerton, Pa., vice president; Deirdre Stevens, Schenectady, N.Y., secretary, and Alexis Campbell, Erie, Pa., pose with a 2001 Z06 Chevrolet Corvette owned by Jon Valentine.