SCOTA would like to extend a special thank you to Representative Brandon Newton for his support of the occupational therapy profession! He worked expeditiously, and without hesitation, to introduce Bill H.3599. This Bill intends to provide occupational therapy practitioners the opportunity to obtain a compact license, greatly benefiting South Carolina practitioners and the individuals we serve!

A special thanks to our 2021 conference sponsors:

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In December 2020, Erin Jeffords was awarded the Billy Webster Award through Senior Resources. This award is given to those individual’s that exemplify the spirit of giving.

The following statement was provided upon Erin’s receipt of the award:

“You were nominated for this award for your orchestrated efforts to support and find support for Senior Resources. Your service to go above and beyond for our Meals on Wheels clients with care bags to stimulate their heart, body and mind to prevent falls, your consistent service to deliver meals, and your leadership to raise awareness of our programming with your students is greatly appreciated and recognized.”

Erin has facilitated service-learning opportunities with the students at Lenoir-Rhyne University for the past 3 years. Over 100 students have committed their time in service to community dwelling older adults throughout the Columbia, SC area. Her vision is to recreate the opportunities she was afforded as a graduate student at MUSC while demonstrating the value of service-learning to her current OT students. Erin recognizes that service-learning differs from volunteer work in that service-learning entails doing “with” vs “for” individuals and organizations. Her students learn to work collaboratively with the stakeholders they serve for improving cultural sensitivity, decreasing social isolation, and promoting partnerships between occupational therapy students and community service organizations.

SCOTA Congratulates you!

Erin Jeffords, OTR/L, MS

MUSC Class of 2009

Currently enrolled in Thomas Jefferson PP-OTD


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