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Cheyla’s Legacy of Love and Resilience

Posted on Mon, Nov 19, 2018

 

NMC Scholarship Fund Launched in Cheyla Pettett’s Memory

“A strong spirit never dies.”

Stephanie Pettett spoke these words while accepting her daughter Cheyla’s honorary diploma from Nebraska Methodist College. She spoke with a mother’s boundless love, pride, and grief.

Cheyla Pettett, a member of NMC’s inaugural Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) class, would have fulfilled her dream and graduated from the program this year—if she had lived. Tragically, 29-year-old Cheyla was struck down in a car-pedestrian accident days before classes were to start in August 2016.

The impact of Cheyla’s remarkable life continues to resonate with those lucky enough to have known her. And with countless others Cheyla will never meet.

Forever a member of the NMC family, Cheyla continues to make a difference. She has given the gift of life through organ donation, and, with the launch of an NMC scholarship fund in her memory, Cheyla is opening a door for other students with her passion and resilience.

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Topics: Master of Occupational Therapy, occupational therapy, student spotlight, scholarships, alumni spotlight, graduate programs

A Graduation Story of Faith, Family, and Nebraska Methodist College’s First MOTs

Posted on Wed, Aug 15, 2018

“I always wanted to be able to give back to others and do something that would make a difference,” said Megan Vermeer. “Now I can.”

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Topics: graduate programs, occupational therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, commencement, student spotlight

Congratulations to NMC’s Summer 2018 Graduates

Posted on Tue, Aug 07, 2018

Nebraska Methodist College welcomed its latest line of nursing and allied health graduates at summer commencement ceremonies held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church on August 3.

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Topics: Master of Occupational Therapy, nursing, health professions

Lessons from Lucy

Posted on Fri, Jun 15, 2018

NMC Students Meet One of Nebraska's First Occupational Therapists

It isn’t every day that students get to meet a pioneer in their chosen field.

Lucy Fowler, 86, one of Nebraska’s first occupational therapists, shared memories and rare insights with students from NMC’s Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program.

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Topics: Master of Occupational Therapy, occupational therapy

Top 10 Tips for a Successful OTCAS Application

Posted on Thu, Jul 13, 2017

OTCAS is a centralized application service for occupational therapy programs that offers a convenient and efficient process to apply to occupational therapy school using a web-based application.

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Topics: Master of Occupational Therapy, admissions, occupational therapy, application

Top Omaha Destinations for College Students

Posted on Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Sometimes it’s hard adjusting to being in a new city. You don’t know where everything is or even what’s available. Many our students who come to us from out of the Omaha metro area experience the same thing.

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Topics: Master of Occupational Therapy, just for fun, student life, preparing for college

The Best Baccalaureate Majors for Occupational Therapy Students

Posted on Wed, Nov 30, 2016

You’ve made up your mind: you want to become an Occupational Therapist. But before you do that, there’s the not-so-small matter of earning your Bachelor’s degree.

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Topics: occupational therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, bachelor's degree

Occupational Therapy Master’s Program Welcomes Students

Posted on Wed, Aug 31, 2016

It seems like forever ago that Nebraska Methodist College announced its two-year Master in Occupational Therapy program, the only degree of its kind in the region. So it was with no small amount of enthusiasm that we welcomed our first class to campus last week.

After two days of coursework, the pioneer class of NMC occupational-therapists-to-be took part in what will become a longstanding tradition at the college: a professionalism ceremony.

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Topics: occupational therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, new programs

Occupational Therapy Program Reaches Important Milestones

Posted on Wed, Apr 13, 2016

It’s hard to believe that it’s been just eight months since we announced the formation of our Master in Occupational Therapy program, set to debut this coming August.

Since that announcement, we’ve experienced a number of exciting developments that I wanted to share with you today. The progress that’s been made in getting this program off the ground has been truly inspiring to witness and be a part of, and I can’t wait for our first class of students to see what we’ve put together.

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Topics: new programs, Master of Occupational Therapy, occupational therapy

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