Mission Statement

The SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Association) club is a student driven club that enriches the occupational therapy assistant program by focusing on three areas: service to promote the value of occupational therapy and support the community, fundraising to provide the means to enhance the educational experience, and socializing to encourage fellowship outside the classroom.

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Club Information

Members of the SOTA club have coordinated, sponsored, and participated in a variety of activities to fulfill our mission.  Since December of 2012 SOTA club has contributed 90 hours of service, raised $300 for several charities, over $150 for the club, and engaged in several social gathering.  The activities to date are:

  • Veterans Holiday Card Marking: Created forty cards reaching veterans in seven states
  • Pot Luck: Socialization over good food and good conversation
  • New Hanover House balloon volleyball: Activity encouraging an active social experience for senior of the memory care unit
  • Homecoming Banner Competition: Promoting school spirit and the occupational therapy assistant program
  • Penny War: Fundraising and friendly competition with in the class
  • Communication with the Green Initiative Club: Provided information on how occupational therapy can incorporate ergonomics in green building
  • Valentine’s Day Sale: Fundraiser full of hearts, chocolate, and flowers.
  • Polar Plunge: Raising funds and awareness to benefit New Hanover County Special Olympics
  • T-Shirt Design Contest: Bringing awareness to the occupational therapy assistant program
  • Canines for Service: Raising funds that help provide service and therapy dogs for the community
  • Breakfast Social: Celebrating occupational therapy awareness month in April
  • 2014 Backpack Awareness Day

Class of 2015 Officers:

President:  Kini Johnson

Vice President:  Brooke Howard

Secretary/Historian:  Julia Johnson

Treasurer:  Alex Bridges

SGA Representatives:  Erica Truman and Jessica Murray


Class of 2016 Officers:

President:  Sam Evans

Vice President:  Luke Roberts

Secretary/Historian:  Kristen Liverman

Treasurer:  Liz Karlsmark

SGA Representatives: Ashley Richards, Paige Gupton, and Courtney Penny

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