On November 22, 2013, Tammy LeSage, University of St. Augustine (USA) faculty member and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the Occupational Therapy program, presented Megan Molyneux with a plaque from the Florida Occupational Therapy Educational Consortium (FLOTEC). This plaque was presented in recognition of her dedication, commitment and service to Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Education. Ms. Molyneux practices as an OT at UF Health Shands Rehabilitation Hospital in Gainesville, FL, where coworkers joined in to celebrate Megan’s accomplishments.
Every year FLOTEC selects fieldwork educators, such as Ms. Molyneux, from across the state and honors them with an Award of Excellence. Ms. Molyneux was nominated by USA’s 2nd – 6th term students as a fieldwork educator who exhibits superior communication and interpersonal behaviors, as well as professional and teaching behaviors.
Ms. LeSage, along with USA, would like to thank Ms. Molyneux for providing exceptional learning environments for occupational therapy students in our state. As a recipient of the Award of Excellence, Ms. Molyneux will receive one year paid dues for her Florida Occupational Therapy Association (FOTA) membership, along with a contribution to a continuing education course.
Students from the University of St. Augustine (USA) MOT Program’s Florida campus attended the 2013 AOTA/ NBCOT National Student Conclave held in Jacksonville, FL during the weekend of November 15 – 16, 2013. Ten of the students who attended participated in and won the AOTA/ NBCOT Exam Prep Challenge. Three OT programs were selected to participate in the challenge, based upon number of students in attendance. USA scored 7 points to Lenoir Rhyne University’s score of 5; and the University of Florida’s score of 3.
As winners of the challenge, the students were invited to have breakfast with AOTA President, Ginny Stoffel, PhD, OT BCMH, FAOTA and Vice President, Amy Lamb, OTD, BS, OTR/L, FAOTA. Proud USA MOT faculty members also held a congratulatory breakfast on December 13th on the St. Augustine campus for all MOT students to celebrate this wonderful accomplishment. USA President, Wanda Nitsch, PT, PhD, and Vice President, Cindy Mathena, PhD, OTR/L, attended the event to offer their congratulations.
Job well done USA MOT students! We are proud of YOU!