Officers FunnyThe University of Central Arkansas Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is an organization designed to encourage professional development for students currently accepted and enrolled in the Master’s program. Activities of SOTA include increasing awareness of occupational therapy in the community, networking, fundraising, and finding guest speakers to increase the students’ knowledge of current issues in health care and administration. SOTA also serves as a social bridge between each class of occupational therapy students.

Funds raised by SOTA is used to help students engaged in community service projects and attend the national American Occupational Therapy Association conference each spring.

Membership is required for each student accepted into the program.

Annual dues are paid by October 31 each fall to ensure funding.

Eligibility requirements:Membership is only available to those accepted into the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at UCA.

2015-2016 Officers:2015-2016 Officers

President: Shelby Walker
Vice President: Mary Young
Secretary: Veronica Bausom
Caitlyn Brinegar
Shelbi Cottingham
Liaison: Josh McDowell
Historian: Kelsy Dement


SOTA meetings are held during X-period.

2015 Scheduled Meetings

  • September 1, 2015 (Doyne 326)
  • October 6, 2015 (Doyne 326)
  • November 3, 2015 (Doyne 326)