The University of New Mexico Occupational Therapy Graduate Program has established a scholarship fund in memory of 1999 graduate Carolyn Thurman Rustvold.

 

Scholarships from the fund will help graduate students conduct research related to occupational therapy. 

 

Rustvold worked as an occupational therapist at Montezuma Elementary School before she was killed earlier this year.

 

"We hope to build this fund over the years in memory of Carolyn," said Terry Crowe, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, director of the UNM Occupational Therapy Graduate Program. "Carolyn's tragic death deeply touched all of us. She was an outstanding student in our program and an occupational therapist who made valuable contributions to the community.

 

"The faculty as well as the many people who Carolyn touched during her lifetime will always miss her," Crowe said.

 

Donations to the fund are being accepted by:

 

Carolyn Thurman Rustvold Memorial Fund

UNM Foundation

700 Lomas NE

#2 Woodward Center

Albuquerque, NM 87131

Contact: Lynn Melton, 272-3322