3-2 Agreement Signing

A special 3-2 agreement signing and luncheon was held on Monday, Nov. 4, in the board room of the J. C. Penney Conference Center on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, represented the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine and Chancellor Thomas George and Provost Glen Cope represented the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Under the 3-2 agreement, students complete three years of undergraduate work at another school before coming to the Program in Occupational Therapy for the graduate portion of their education.

In attendance were (top photo, left to right, front to back) Dr. Glen H. Cope, Provost and Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Dr. Carolyn Baum, Elias Michael Executive Director and Professor, Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Social Work, Dr. Thomas George, Chancellor, Dr. Curtis C. Coonrod, Vice Provost Student Affairs, Dean of Students, Dr. Terry Thiel, Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Ms. Elizabeth Eckelkamp, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Steve Taff, Associate Director of Professional Programs and Instructor in Occupational Therapy and Medicine, Dr. Alison Whelan, Senior Associate Dean for Education, Professor of Medicine, Dr. Ronald Yasbin, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Susan Dean-Baar, Dean, College of Nursing, Mr. Joseph Southerland, Academic Advisor, College of Arts & Sciences, and Dr. Kathy Kniepmann, Instructor in Occupational Therapy and Neurology.

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