College of Allied Health Professions

Leah Stade a UNK Title IX Trailblazer

Leah Stade receives award

by Kalani Simpson – UNMC Strategic Communications Leah Stade, OTD, academic fieldwork coordinator and assistant professor of the occupational therapy program in the College of Allied Health Professions, was recently honored by the University of Nebraska-Kearney as a 50th anniversary Title IX Trailblazer. UNK marked 50 years of the landmark law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs receiving Federal financial… Continue Reading

Welcome new staff: Jessica Chairez Escalante

Jessica Chairez Escalante

Jessica Chairez Escalante recently joined the staff of our Occupational Therapy program. Here’s more about Jessica in her own words: I’m excited to be a part of the Occupational Therapy program team as a program coordinator. Six years ago, I started my career in higher education in the Undergraduate Admissions department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I helped prospective students navigate the admission… Continue Reading

Welcome new faculty: Sarah Fellman, OTD

Sarah Fellman

Sarah Fellman, OTD, OTR/L, CKTP, LSDVT BIG Certified, recently joined our Occupational Therapy program. Here’s more about Dr. Fellman in her own words: I am very excited to be joining the Occupational Therapy Education team as an assistant professor! I have been an occupational therapist for almost ten years and have clinical experience working with children and adults in multiple settings, as well as nine… Continue Reading