Nearly 50 alumni from the Occupational Therapy Assistant's program of Genesee Community College came back to campus on Saturday, October 1st for a 10-year reunion that also celebrated the program's 10th anniversary. In an outdoor picnic on the Batavia campus's east lawn 20 alumni, 11 current students, and more than a dozen faculty, friends and family members enjoyed the summer-like afternoon overlooking the scenic countryside.
"We could not have asked for a better day or a more appropriate way to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Genesee's Occupational Therapy Assistant's program than with scores of our successful graduates and students," Mary Hartman, OTA program director and associate professor said. "It was impressive to hear some terrific career stories about our alumni, and they also shared a great networking opportunity at the picnic." Since the first graduating class in 1995, ninety-seven graduates have earned their associates degree and pursued successful careers as Occupational Therapy Assistants in a wide range of healthcare facilities. "I was very proud to see so many of our OTA professionals working in their field and contributing handily to their communities," Mary added.
The reunion included sharing memorable moments from the profession, as well as remembering the good times from class, labs and internships. There were also games, raffling door prizes, children's activities, a picnic lunch, and a group photo session. The group photograph of the OTA 10-year anniversary, multi-year class reunion is available at: http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/OTA_reunion.jpg
The organizers of Genesee's Occupational Therapy Assistants Reunion would like to recognize the following contributors for their generosity in supporting the event: Alex's Place Restaurant, Bohn's Restaurant and Lounge, Pudgie's Lawn and Garden, Red Osier Landmark Restaurant, and Genesee Community College Bookstore and Office of Development and External Affairs.