OTA, PTA Students Unite to Support Banquet of Lisbon
Students from the Kent State East Liverpool physical therapist assistant (PTA) and the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) programs joined efforts to help support the Banquet of Lisbon.
The students used fundraisers to make a combined donation of $600 to help the Columbiana County campuses host the banquet on Oct. 24.
Each year, PTA and OTA students from the Kent East Liverpool campus find unique ways to increase awareness about their fields, while raising funds for a cause chosen by the classes.
The Banquet of Lisbon is held each month at the New Lisbon Presbyterian Church in Lisbon, providing free meals to community members. The meals are planned and sponsored by volunteers from service groups, businesses, families and area churches.
For the past several years, the Kent State Salem and East Liverpool campuses have hosted sit-down meals for the Banquet of Lisbon. Faculty, staff and students volunteer to prepare and serve meals to hundreds of area community members.
Cutline: PTA and OTA students recently gathered with an oversized check to represent their donation to the Banquet of Lisbon. Pictured are (front, from left) Nicole Strock, Michala Johnson, Lucia Haddad, Tori Thompson, Jacob Potts, Bryanna Hanna, Kiara Perry, Interim Dean Brad Bielski, Brenna Hagerdon, Aidan Woods, Lizzie McNutt, Matthew Hans, Seth Shivers, Sydney Detchon, Anna Shivers, Jenna Fabian, Ian Beiber, Lauren McCarty; (from top of stairs) Alexis Kaleda, Danella Payne, Sydney Durbin, Gabriella Hyrb, Kylie Surface, Marissa Baker, Scott Porter, Madison White. Not pictured: Haven Barricella