The Student Occupational Therapy Association or SOTA club at Keiser University- Melbourne Campus volunteered at Morgan’s Place for their Halloween Activity on October 28th 2015. Morgan’s Place is a community-based organization made up of “volunteers dedicated to promoting awareness and facilitating support of parents caring for their children with special health care needs, thereby enhancing the quality of life for these special families.” The students assisted special needs children in completing a variety of Halloween-themed activities in their “sensorium, technology zone, iAccessory corner, and soft vestibular play room.” Through their volunteer work the students were able to put smiles on the children’s faces and give back to the Melbourne community.
The Fort Myers Campus hosted their annual Scare Fair Open House. This year they teamed up Southern Fresh Farms to put on a haunted hayride with students of Golden Gate and Riverdale High Schools. Members of the faculty and staff decorated their cars for Trunk or Treat, a safe alternative to Trick or Treat. The Fort Myers Police, Lee County Sheriff and Fort Myers Fire departments were also on hand and provided candy to eager children and adults. The Scare Fair Open House was a frightfully good time as members of the community came together to celebrate Halloween.
Daytona Beach campus held a Halloween Costume Contest with all donations going towards the campus wide Cystic Fibrosis fundraising $1,500 goal. Costume winners were Dawn Klodzinski (OTA Instructor) with her homemade Edgar Allen Poe Crow costume, and the OTA students dressed as potential clients!
Baking & Pastry Student Hannah Sevy prepared a custom carved pumpkin for our KU Halloween Scare Fair!
Keiser University Jacksonville held its annual Scare Fair! This year’s theme was family or group costumes with the tag line “Family Doesn’t Only Mean Blood!”. The campus was covered with spooky decorations! Students, family, faculty, staff, prospective students and community members flooded the halls of the university. They participated in a scavenger hunt which brought them through all the program areas that were decorated as spooky haunted rooms. There was also a fall bake off, costume contest, games, bounce house and Halloween movie for the attendees to enjoy. This year the campus spent months collecting costumes, these were available to any children unable to afford costumes, those left over at the end of the night were donated to Daniel Kids foundation.