Four alumnae award-winners cap 2015 OTAC conference
October 26, 2015
The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy was well represented at the 39th annual conference of the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) in Sacramento.
Four alumnae were recognized for their outstanding achievements at the annual OTAC awards ceremony: Lisa Test MA ’89, OTD ’09 received the Lifetime Achievement Award, clinical instructor Julie Bissell MA ’79, OTD ’12 received the Award of Excellence, assistant clinical professor Chantelle Rice BS ’07, MA ’08, OTD ’09 received the OT Practice Award and fieldwork education coordinator and clinical instructor Karen Park MA ’02, OTD ’13 received the Fieldwork Educator Award.
59 Trojans were also scheduled to present their work at conference sessions and poster displays throughout the three-day conference, and on the evening of Oct. 23 nearly 100 alumni, students and friends celebrated USC’s longstanding relationship with OTAC at a Trojan Family Reception hosted in the Hyatt Regency Sacramento hotel.
The 2016 OTAC conference is scheduled for October 27–30, 2016, at the Hilton Pasadena and Pasadena Convention Center.