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Cinnaminson native Burns helps Alvernia place first

in AOTA Student Conclave Knowledge Bowl

READING, PA (11/19/2020)-- Samantha Burns of Cinnaminson, NJ (08077) was among a group of five Alvernia University 5th year Occupational Therapy students who secured first place in the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Virtual Student Conclave Knowledge Bowl 2020.

"We were excited about our win and very proud to represent Alvernia University and the Occupational Therapy Department," said team member Emily LeVan. "The conference Students salutewas also a success to gain knowledge useful for our future occupational therapy careers."

Burns helped the Alvernia team defeat three other occupational therapy programs in the competition.

The AOTA Student Knowledge Bowl is a trivia-based game consisting of practice questions that could appear on the Occupational Therapy board exam (the NBCOT). Teams received points for answering the questions correctly and the fastest.

The Alvernia students received a plaque, a discount off their board exams and exam prep materials, as well as a guaranteed spot for Alvernia University to compete in the Knowledge Bowl 2021.

The Alvernia University Occupational Therapy program provides outstanding preparation for roles in both traditional settings and newly emerging areas of need. The program's distinctive evidence-based, occupation-focused, and client-centered approach combines challenging coursework, diverse clinical placements, and the opportunity to collaborate with faculty who are leaders in their fields.

Alvernia University is a thriving comprehensive university that empowers students to become ethical leaders with moral courage, while providing an intellectually challenging environment with real-world learning experiences. Operating on a scenic 191-acre suburban campus in historic Berks County, Pennsylvania, the distinctive Franciscan university of nearly 3,000 students is conveniently located near Philadelphia (60 miles) and within an easy drive of New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC.