Fort Myers Occupational Therapy Assistant Pinning Ceremony: The Fort Myers campus celebrated the Cohort 8 Occupational Therapy Assistant program graduating class. Congratulations to Fort Myers students: Daimarys Alamo, Cassandre Baptiste, Jenny Cadena, Patricia Carroll, Veronica Casares, Theresa DuBois, Georgiana Fiegland, Nicole Lebid, Eder Mairena, Cheyne Pietrykowski, Hillary Scruggs, Jill Simmons (Via Computer), Johnny Singleton, Baylee Skjefte, Kimberly Stange for completing the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Jill Simmons was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for the highest overall GPA. Baylee Skjefte was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award for the highest clinical score. Eder Mairena was awarded The Price Award for the most improved student as chosen by the OTA faculty, and Hillary Scruggs was awarded the Excellence in Service Award. Fort Myers OTA clinical sites were also honored with the Best Clinical Fieldwork Site given to Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center and Jen Cohen, COTA/L for Outstanding Fieldwork Educator. The Fort Myers campus wants to give a special thank you to the OTA faculty members Marcia Hamilton, Teri Forkey, Evan Asay, Cynthia Mackey, Dr. Tina Gelpi, and Alana Coco for making this all possible!
Fort Myers SOTA Club Holds Ugly Sweater Dress Down Day to Raise Money For Perkins Giving Tree Campaign: The Fort Myers SOTA Club recently held an “Ugly Sweater Dress-Down Day” to raise money for the Perkins Giving Tree Campaign. For 29 years, the Giving Tree has helped to brighten the holidays for local seniors in assisted living facilities by giving them a gift they may not otherwise receive. Nearly 6,000 tags with seniors’ names on them were distributed this year to 13 Perkins locations across Southwest Florida. NBC2 and the Fort Myers Edison Kiwanis Club will then distribute the gifts to seniors at 52 area agencies. The Fort Myers students really got behind the Ugly Sweater Dress Down Day. Students were even found taking selfies showing off their ugly sweaters down by the Christmas Tree. A grand total of $90.00 was raised for this wonderful service project.
Fort Myers Diagnostic Medical Sonography Pinning Ceremony: The Fort Myers campus celebrated a new Diagnostic Medical Sonography program graduating class. Congratulations to Fort Myers students: Megan Farr, Lisa Finch, Justine Gibbs, Samantha Price, and Khadija Saleem for completing the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Khadija Saleem received the Student Excellence Award for the highest overall GPA. Megan Farr received the Scanning Excellence Award for the highest overall scanning GPA. Justine Gibbs received The Sound Award for the most improved student as chosen by the DMS faculty. Lisa Finch received the Clinical Excellence Award for the most distinguished student as chosen by the clinical site. HealthPark Medical Center was also honored with the Clinical Site Experience Award. The Fort Myers campus wants to give a special thank you to the DMS faculty Sandi Lacey, Amy Sanford, Angela Moss, and Monica Scherl for making this all possible!
Criminal Investigative Analysis Training Hosted On The Fort Myers Campus: For the past two weeks the Fort Myers campus has played host to the Criminal Investigative Analysis Training (Homicide Investigation) sponsored by the Fort Myers Police Department. Men and women from across the country have come to campus each day to gain valuable training for their industry. They have attended lectures in the auditorium and held several break out session in the classrooms.
Fort Myers Campus Hosts Estero High School Avid Program: Recently 90 students from Estero High School’s AVID class visited Keiser University Fort Myers Campus . They toured the campus and got a firsthand glimpse of what it is to be a college student. They interacted with faculty and students and learned about the different programs that the Fort Myers campus offers.