Past Student Winners for VOTA Scholarships/Awards

2019 

OT Award winner: Kayla Swringen, VCU

Centennial OT winner: Katie Penn, VCU

Barbara Howard winner: Blair Jones, Radford

OTA Award winner: Kelli King, Tidewater Community College

Award of Merit/ Educator: Albert Copolillo, VCU

Award of Merith/Clinician: Lauren Carter Smith, Bon Secours Mercy Health Richmond and Brain Injury Association of Virginia

2018

OT Award winner: Charis Okada, James Madison University

Centennial OT winner: Kelli Landreth, Emery and Henry

Barbara Howard winner: Carly Tillage, Mary Baldwin

OTA Award winner: Laura Feildina, Tidewater Community College

Award of Merit/ Educator: Pamela Stephenson, Mary Baldwin

2017

OT award winner: Christie Briskey, James Madison University

Inaugural Centennial OT Award: Makenzie McDonald, Virginia Commonwealth University

Barbara Howard winner: Laurie Seril, Northern VA Community College

OTA award winner: Heather Nielsen, Northern VA Community College

Award of Merit/ Educator : Dr. Twylla Kirchen

2016

OT award winner: Sarah Matthew, Radford University

OTA award winner: Kara Fox, Tidewater Community College

Barbara Howard winner: Jamie Guzman, Shenandoah University

Inaugural AWARD OF MERIT /EDUCATOR : Jayne Shepherd, Virginia Commonwealth University

Inaugural AWARD OF MERIT/CLINICIAN:  Deborah Schwind, Loudoun Co. Public Schools

2015

OT award winner: Corrine Sharp, Virginia Commonwealth University

OTA award winner: Tatsiana Kacheuskaya, Tidewater Community College

Barbara Howard winner: Courtney Halsey, Mary Baldwin University

2014 Records for winners not found

2013 *Records indicated names but not schools

OT award winner: Robin Unso

OTA award winner: Xiomara Guerra

Barbara Howard winner: Kayla Saby

2012

OT award winner: Emily Belyer, Virginia Commonwealth University

OTA award winner: Ipek Muessmeyer , Tidewater Community College

Barbara Howard winner: Rebecca Johnson, Radford University

2011

OT award winner: Sarah DiDimenico, James Madison University

OTA award winner: Denis Smeriaki, Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Barbara Howard winner: Courtney English, Virginia Commonwealth University

2010

OT award winner: Cutting Polakiewiez, Virginia Commonwealth University

OTA award winner: Sandra James, Tidewater Community College

Barbara Howard winner: Tara Brown, Radford University


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