Pi Theta Epsilon Inducts Six Students as Inaugural Members

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Six Students Honored as Inaugural Inductees of Pi Theta Epsilon - Occupational Therapy National Honor Society

Published: September 15, 2021.

Six Lewis University students were recently inducted into Pi Theta Epsilon - Occupational Therapy National Honor Society. A ceremony was held for the inaugural inductees on September 8 at Lewis University in Romeoville.

Elizabeth Carignan, Sokea Chidlow, Rachel Eriksen, Miranda Grizaffi, Nicole Santillo, and Rachel Schneider are the first Lewis University students to be initiated into Pi Theta Epsilon.

These inaugural inductees are among the top 35 percent of their class, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. To be formally accepted into Pi Theta Epsilon, applicants also submitted items for evaluation by the national organization. These items include a sample of scholarly work, and evidence of scholastic recognition, publication, leadership and/or service.

The purpose of Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) is to:

Recognize and encourage scholastic excellence of occupational therapy students

Contribute to the advancement of the field of occupational therapy through scholarly activities, such as research development, continuing education, and information exchange between student and alumni members

Provide a vehicle for students enrolled in accredited programs in occupational therapy to exchange information and to collaborate regarding scholarly activities

Faculty Advisor Dr. Allison Richardson, assistant professor of occupational therapy, assisted in establishing the Zeta Alpha chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon at Lewis University.

Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,200 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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