HSHP Annual Awards 2014

HSHP Annual Awards 2014

The School of Health Sciences and Human Performance honored students for their outstanding academic and professional achievement this year during a ceremony and reception held May 14. To learn more about this year's award winners, click on their pictures below. 

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Laura E. RamseyLaura E. Ramsey
Commitment Award

I am an Occupational Therapy student from Norwalk, Connecticut. Growing up, I always knew I wanted to help people and make a positive impact on their lives. I came to Ithaca College as an exploratory student my freshman year and was unsure of what I wanted to major in until I took the course Understanding Disabilities. Throughout the semester, I met other students with similar interests and learned about Occupational Therapy as a profession and how it creates meaningful opportunities for individuals in all aspects of their lives. From that moment on, I knew it was the perfect fit for me. 

My most memorable experience while attending Ithaca College has been being a member of the club Project Generations. Through this club, I was paired with a senior citizen in the Ithaca community and made weekly visits. I have made countless memories through this experience, and it reflects my passion for forming relationships and being engaged in meaningful activities. The hands-on experiences that I have gained throughout the curriculum have increased my interest in the profession and allowed me to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to real life clinical situations. From courses to fieldwork placements to extracurricular programs, Ithaca has prepared me for the next stage of my life and I’ll always be grateful for these experiences. 

Academic Achievements and Personal Highlights 

  • Dean’s List
  • Ithaca College Adult Clinic
  • Center for Life Skills
  • Ithaca Free Clinic
  • Ability Beyond Disability intern, Mt. Kisco, New York
  • Level 1 Adult Fieldwork: Tully Health Center, Stamford, Connecticut
  • Level 1 Pediatric Fieldwork: TOTS preschool, Bronx, New York
  • Project Generations
  • Habitat for Humanity: Winter Break Trip to Winston Salem, North Carolina
  • NFHCA Division 3 National Academic Squad 

The Commitment Award is given to the student who demonstrates commitment to the profession of Occupational Therapy as demonstrated by involvement in ICSOTA, Pi Theta Epsilon, AOTA, and/ or community and campus activities reflecting the profession of Occupational Therapy.

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