I'm working with several master's degree students to run an after-school ceramics program for children at West Side Community Services.
I've worked with many D'Youville students on projects and programs during my 15 years here. This year, for example, I'm working with several OT master's degree students to run an after-school ceramics program for children at West Side Community Services. These kids earn entry into the program by meeting their academic and social goals. The students learn to organize and run a group with adolescents, a win-win in my book!
After students graduate and become OT professionals, I enjoy keeping connected with them. Often times, they rely on their former professors for job and career advice, as well as issues in patient care.
Being at a smaller institution like D'Youville offers me the ability to get to know my students both personally, academically and professionally.
Michele Karnes, MS, OTR
Assistant Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy