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Occupational therapy students place fifth in nation in St. Catherine Challenge
Posted 05/10/2016 10:27AM

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Misericordia University placed fifth in the nation in the recently completed American Occupational Therapy Foundation's (AOTF) St. Catherine Challenge by raising $1,010 and earning a Silver Level award.

The St. Catherine Challenge is a student-led initiative to build the profession of occupational therapy by funding intervention research grants in support of AOTF's mission. The Challenge, which began in 2013, has awarded more than $347,000 since its inception to fund occupational therapy research that guides practice, according to AOTF.

Misericordia University occupational therapy majors, under the direction of Joseph Cipriani , Ed.D., professor of occupational therapy at Misericordia University, hosted several fundraisers, including a community yard sale, polo clothing sale and classic car show to raise money for the national program.

For more information about the occupational therapy program at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to www.misericordia.edu/ot. 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.

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The Department of Occupational Therapy at Misericordia University placed fifth in the nation in the recently completed American Occupational Therapy Foundation's St. Catherine Challenge. Misericordia University National Occupational Therapy Honor Society Chapter, Pi Theta Epsilon, officers, from left Deirdre Stevens, Schenectady, N.Y., secretary; Jennifer Snyder, Palmerton, Pa., vice president; Allison Hausman, Lancaster, Pa., president, and Alexis Campbell, Erie, Pa., treasurer, organized the fundraisers.