Newman holds pinning ceremony for Occupational Therapy Assistant students

May 20, 2015
Madison Bish receives the OTA pin from her mother.

The annual Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Pinning Ceremony commenced on Saturday, May 16 in Performance Hall in the Newman University De Mattias Fine Arts Center. The ceremony honored the completion of coursework and the beginning of two professional internships for students in the program. Upon completion of the internships, students will receive their degrees in December 2015.

Family of the students pinned the OTA buttons to their loved ones. Tears of joy ran down the cheeks of some of those family members as the buttons were placed during this highly emotional ceremony.

Newman University OTA Class of 2015
The Newman University OTA Class of 2015 includes, l-r, front row: Shina Espino; Hollie Webb; middle row: Alex Stucky; Sarah Elliott; Jennifer Newton; Jamie Stuart; Michelle Morris; Samantha Goetz; Deserae Bruns; back row: Christy Doze; Courtney Waters; Sarah Jackson; Kaitlin Gaul; Leanne Bath; Melissa Gray; Valerie Dunn; Danielle Waller, Joellia Thomas. Not pictured: Madison Bish.

The Newman University OTA Class of 2015 is listed below, by hometown:

Arkansas City, Kan.:
Shina Espino

Derby, Kan.:
Christy Doze
Jennifer Newton

Marion, Kan.:
Michelle Morris

Mulvane, Kan.:
Madison Bish
Sarah Jackson

Newton, Kan.:
Alexandria Stucky

Rose Hill, Kan.:
Joellia Thomas

Leanne Bath
Deserae Bruns
Valerie Dunn
Sarah Elliott
Samantha Goetz
Melissa Gray
Jamie Stuart
Danielle Waller
Courtney Waters
Hollie Webb

El Dorado, Ark.:
Kaitlin Gaul

View photos from the 2015 OTA Pinning Ceremony

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