2014 Student Awards
2014 Dean's Award
LAUREN PATRICIA GRABOWSKI - Outstanding Student in the Department of Occupational Therapy and Dean's Award for Excellence Recipient. Lauren has been an exemplary professional student researcher, servant leader and emerging practice-scholar who earned an overall 3.84 GPA in the pre-professional phase and a perfect 4.0 GPA in the professional phase of the Occupational Therapy Program. Lauren graduated Magna Cum Laude while challenging herself to not only completed a minor in Special Education, but also voluntarily committing to add a three semester Research Project sequence to her program of studies. Her success in practice scholarship has led to two national research poster presentations, one state research paper presentation and a research poster presentation at the Duquesne University Undergraduate Research Symposium. She also served as a research apprentice and graduate assistant on two additional studies that were related but separate from her own research project. Lauren has served in multiple organizations, honor societies, sororities and student organizations. Her commitment to engage in activities that support the Mission of Duquesne University across campus are apparent through her membership and active participation in the Golden Key International Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Residence Hall Council, Community Engaged Scholars and SPIRIT Emerging Leaders. It is a challenge to calculate the total number of community service hours Lauren has completed at the Children's Institute, Children's Hospital and Gama Sigma Sigma Community Engaged Scholar Program. Her contributions have been measured by others and deemed worthy of acknowledgment, which was attested to by her recognition as the 2012 Duquesne University Homecoming Queen, the Dr. Michael Cahill Outstanding Individual Community Service Award and the American Gold Star Mother's White Rose Queen Nominee by the Sigma Nu Fraternity. Her work consistently exemplifies the Department's ideal as an exemplar student servant leader, researcher and entry-level practice-scholar.
Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science
Duquense University is pleased to partner with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese medicine to offer a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science. 12 students from China have joined the Rangos School of Health Sciences as students.
As part of their integration, there are several activites planned. The first outing was a success with everyone having fun, trying some new things and learning quite a bit. They were able to take the Just Ducky tour and have dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe. For all of the students it was their first time riding the "T" and seeing much more of the city. This was also their first experience ordering and dining in an American restaurant. We had a chance to "learn by doing" and a great time in the process.
2014 Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis
Thank you to all that walked, donated and supported SOTA at the 2014 Annual Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis.
We had a great walk on this beautiful day and I am happy to report that as a collected group, Team Duquesne OT raised over $1,250!!!!!
WAY TO GO SOTA!