Oct. 3, 2003
Gordon Ovenshine (724) 738-4854; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
THERAPEUTIC RECREATION ASSOCIATION NAMES
PROFESSIONAL A YEAR;
DEBORAH HUTCHINS -- WINS 2003 AWARD
ROCK, Pa. – For her
leadership and outstanding work in clinical education competency,
Slippery Rock University’s Dr. Deborah Hutchins has received
the 2003 Outstanding Professional Award from the American
ATRA names one outstanding professional a year. Last year,
SRU’s Therapeutic Recreation Program won its Excellence in
Education Award.The undergraduate major focuses on
addressing physical and emotional needs of those individuals with
illness or disability.
assistant professor of parks and recreation/environmental
education, received the award because “her vast experience as
a practitioner contributes to her ability to serve as a
knowledgeable and motivating educator,” ARTA spokeswoman
Laurie Jake said.
evidence of leadership is vast and includes serving as past ATRA
president, as well as past Chair of the American Therapeutic
Recreation Foundation board of trustees and her current role as
team leader for the ATRA Clinical Education Task Force, Jake
always nice to be recognized by your peers,” Hutchins said.
An SRU professor for 10 years, Hutchins received her doctorate in
health care education from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
She attended Pennsylvania State University for her undergraduate
degree in therapeutic recreation and the University of North
Carolina for her masters in therapeutic recreation