Faculty in the
"These four individuals have helped the UNM Occupational Therapy Graduate Program become one of the top rated occupational therapy educational programs in the country," said Terry Crowe, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, director of the program.
This year's honorees are:
Mary Schmidt, OTR/L, has been involved with the curriculum since 1992. One of five advisory board members that created the UNM Occupational Therapy Program, Schmidt helped develop the curriculum design, outline courses and negotiate program logistics. She continued to give to the program by supervising numerous students at both Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque and Manor Nursing and
Dr. Jon Eldredge, coordinator of Academic and Clinical Services for the HSC Library and
Ed Wyckoff, a financial aid supervisor in the UNM School of Medicine Student Affairs Office, counsels students about financial support from the moment they enter the program until they are finished. He has helped many students obtain financial assistance.
Gail Stockman, OTR/L, became a role model for students while employed at
"Friends of Occupational Therapy" each receive a hand woven Native American basket. The lifelong learning motif of the occupational therapy curriculum design is a partially woven basket, representing the "weaving" or becoming an occupational therapist by beginning with academic study, then developing through professional practice, professional growth and development, and professional communication.
For more information on the UNM Occupational Therapy Program, visit http://hsc.unm.edu/ot/
Contact: Lynn Melton, 272-3322