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Annual Knowledge Exchange

Through an annual Knowledge Exchange program, we assist local therapists to maintain cutting-edge information about occupation-based practice. In addition, this event ensures that our students experience optimal evidence- and occupation-based services in practice.

During this event we recognize individuals who make extraordinary contributions to our students and the profession.

Friend of OT

  • 2021: Carole Makela, Chair of University Curriculum Committee and Robert Hudgens, Retired Counselor from CSU Financial Aid
  • 2019: David Greene, CSU Retired Faculty Member
  • 2018: Jan Pollemat and Tamara Merritt, Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, Loveland
  • 2017: Anne Hudgens, CSU Health Network
  • 2016: Karen Rattenborg, CSU Early Childhood Center

Distinguished Alumni

  • 2021: Amy Darragh
  • 2019: Marla Roll
  • 2018: Jody Werner
  • 2017: Marilyn Schock
  • 2016: Debra Paul

Fieldwork Educators

  • 2021: City of Fort Collins Adaptive Recreation Opportunities Program, Fort Collins
  • 2019: Craig Hospital, Englewood
  • 2018: Denver Health Medical Center
  • 2017: University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora
  • 2016: Children’s Hospital, Denver
OT Knowledge Exchange

Program Assessment

Second-year occupational therapy students at Colorado State University have a unique opportunity to blend their focus of helping people engage in and perform meaningful activities with local community organizations during their semester-long projects.

Learn more about how our students’ collaborative relationship with the local community provides these professional learning opportunities

Fall 2020: Listen to our students’ presentations.

Fall 2019: Read about our students’ experiences and see photos of their posters.

Students standing by poster explaining community project

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