College of Allied Health Professions

OT student finds a new occupation in repurposing

Occupational therapy student Clancy Hesseltine stumbled onto a new occupation during her first semester at UNMC in Kearney. Let her tell you the story… I started Hesseltine Halters in my first semester of occupational therapy school as a class assignment for which I had to learn a new occupation. I knew I wanted something unique, useful, and inexpensive. The idea sprang from a large pile… Continue Reading

Welcome new staff: Carly Wacker

Carly Wacker, BA, recently joined our staff in the Division of Occupational Therapy Education. Here’s more about Carly in her own words: I was born and raised in Wayne, NE, and attended college at SUNY Buffalo in Buffalo, NY where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. I have spent the last seven years in nonprofit focusing on education equity and access,… Continue Reading

Welcome new faculty: Molly McCarthy, PhD

Molly McCarthy, PhD, MPH, recently joined the College of Allied Health Professions in the Division of Occupational Therapy Education. Dr. McCarthy teaches evidence-based practice, grant writing, and a systematic review class in the OTD curriculum. Her ongoing research addresses diversity and inclusion in occupational therapy as well as support for mothers of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Her hobbies include spending time with… Continue Reading