We miss you - and we are always looking for ways to connect. Alumni play a vital role in our department and your engagement with our department and students will make a positive and lasting impact. Serve as a fieldwork educator. Become a mentor. Share your knowledge. Recruit students. Join our admission team. Give us feedback. Support student scholarships.

Jayne T. Shepherd Making A Difference Alumni Award

The Jayne T. Shepherd Making a Difference Alumni Award recognizes alumni who show uncommon service to the department, college, or university, career achievement, advancement of occupational therapy, advocacy for clients or the profession, volunteer service to students or the community, or modeling professional values.

Year Recipient
2011 Jane Trevvett Ford (War Emergency OT Class 1946)
2012 Judith Kytle Hanshaw (BSOT 1964)
2013 Frederic W. Sammons (Certificate, 1955)
2014 Robin McNeny (BSOT 1977)
2015 Anita M. Wyrick (PPMS 2003, OTD 2008)
2016 Jaime W. Smiley (MSOT 2001)
2017 Sandra H. Cash (MSOT 1973)
2019 Carolyn Velletri (MSOT 1985)
2021 Jacqueline Creekmore (MSOT 2008)
2022 Bobby A. Johnson (BSOT 1987)
2023 Lynn Kitchens (MSOT 1982)