Megan Driscoll Kenny with Dean Delitto at SHRS Alumni Awards
On Friday, September 16, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) was finally able to come together to celebrate its 50th anniversary of academic excellence at the University of Pittsburgh and to recognize distinguished SHRS alumni on their career achievements. As Pitt alumni have shown through the years, whether it was 75, 50 or five years ago, it is the sense of belonging that never ends after graduation. It is the support of the faculty who encourage them to boldly reach farther than they ever imagined. It is seeing what’s possible through their mentors and realizing they have that potential, too. As Megan Driscoll Kenney (MOT ’12) told the audience, “Probably the most amazing thing that I experienced was a sense of community. I felt really included. And I felt that these were really intelligent, amazing people doing really great things and that really inspired me and it continues to do so.”
Benjamin Gross (MOT ’10)
Megan Driscoll Kenney and Benjamin Gross (MOT ’10) were the two awardees from the Department of Occupational Therapy. Driscoll Kenney received the Distinguished Alumni award. She is currently the assistant program director of Outpatient Occupational Therapy and program director of Chronic Pain Management at UPMC Center for Rehab Services. Read more here in her SHRS alumni profile. Gross received the Rising Star Award. He is currently an occupational therapist with both Bayada Home Health and Therapy Matters, Inc. He is continuing his education and ties to Pitt OT as a student in the online post-professional Doctor of Clinical Science (CScD) in Occupational Therapy program. Read more here in his SHRS alumni profile.
Written by: SHRS Staff