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Diane DiretteOT professor receives Scholarship Excellence Award
Department of Occupational Therapy Professor Diane Dirette is recognized nationally and internationally for her scholarship in the area of brain injury and rehabilitation, as well as for her highly regarded work as editor in chief for the "Open Journal of Occupational Therapy."

Photo of Tracy YoungGrand Rapids OT part-time instructor awarded for excellence in teaching
Tracy Young, part-time instructor for the occupational therapy program at the WMU Grand Rapids regional location, has been selected for the inaugural Professional Instructor Teaching Excellence Award in the College of Health and Human Services.

Photo of Rebecca Hawkins helping a soldier.OT alumna named therapist of the year
Captain Rebecca (Meloy) Hawkins (B.S. 2006, M.S. 2007, occupational therapy) was honored as the American Business Clubs National Therapist of the Year at its annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Photo of Ben AtchisonAtchison appointed to chair Department of Occupational Therapy
Western Michigan University's Department of Occupational Therapy Professor Ben Atchison, Ph.D. has recently been appointed chair of the OT department.

OJOT logoInaugural issue of Open Journal of Occupational Therapy released
Dec. 10, 2012
The Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. We have assembled an outstanding issue that includes applied research, topics in education, opinions in the profession, and occupation and the artist.


Fred Sammons receiving his AMBUC of the Year award.Dr. Fred Sammons recieves AMBUC of the Year

Aug 7, 2012
Dr. Fred Sammons, longtime friend and supporter of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University has been honored as the 2012 AMBUC of the Year.

U.S. News and World Report best jobs logo.Occupational therapy on U.S. News & World Report's list of best career choices
U.S. News & World Report compiled a list of the 25 best jobs—and occupational therapy was ranked No. 10.