OT students attend Legislative Day at State House


Students from Belmont University School of Occupational Therapy recently attended OT Legislative Day at the state capital sponsored by the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association (TNOTA).  The students joined with peers from University of Tennessee at Memphis and Tennessee State University to meet with House and Senate members to educate them about the importance of OT services in the state of Tennessee. TNOTA President and Belmont Associate Professor, Dr. Jeanne Sowers has organized this learning and political advocacy initiative for the past several years. Lunch was provided by the association and enabled the different student groups to share their OT experiences.  Following Legislative Day, students and faculty from the universities toured Governor Haslam’s executive residence and the adjourning Celebration Hall.