"Thank you" from the Student Occupational Therapy Association

  • Friday, January 12, 2018
  • News

The purpose of the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is to broaden campus and community knowledge of occupational therapy, to unify students and increase knowledge of occupational therapy and related fields, and to participate in national association issues. And it was a busy and successful fall semester for this group of student leaders and aspiring occupational therapists.

Besides monthly meetings, which average over 100 OT and pre-OT students per meeting, this fall SOTA hosted or participated in social events, in-service events, out-service events, and fundraising events. Funds raised by SOTA are used for three primary purposes: 1) support St. Catherine’s Challenge; 2) financially support an individual/family experiencing difficult circumstances; and 3) support the attendance of one student delegate at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) conference. 

Thank you to everyone who supported the organization's fundraising efforts this past fall by entering bids in our “Rent-An-OT” event and sampling some of the goodies at our bake sale. The “Rent-An-OT” fundraiser brought in $800, which will be sent directly to the St. Catherine’s Challenge in support of occupational therapy research! The late-fall bake sale raised $550! The financial support from SOTA this year will provide $500 to the Kendra Loch family for medical expenses. Our efforts could not have been realized without your financial support!

So, again, thank you,

Cherie Graves & Julie Grabanski, SOTA Faculty Advisors