Occupational therapy student Erin Kuester was awarded the Scholarship of Excellence from the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP). Kuester is a student in the Alaska Distance Pathway.
Kuester is involved in a wilderness therapeutic residential setting for adjudicated and at-risk youth. She participates in student and professional organizations in Alaska and jointly through the Creighton University/University of Alaska (UAA) at Anchorage partnership. Like many of her Alaska cohorts, she is involved in a variety of outdoor activities, including guiding and leading groups in education of the wilderness.
“We are extremely pleased and proud of Erin,” says Al Bracciano, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, associate professor and coordinator of the Creighton/UAA Alaska Distance Pathway. “We look forward to her continuing impact on the profession as she develops in her professional career.”
The purpose of the ASHAP scholarship program is to recognize outstanding students in the allied health professions who are achieving excellence in their academic programs and have a significant potential to assume future leadership roles in their chosen profession. The Scholarship of Excellence is for $1,000.