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Alumnus Assists OTD Students with Gas Cards

Alumnus Todd Burr (’91), owner of the Shell Station at 21st Avenue South and Acklen, is providing $25 gas cards to nearly a dozen OTD students this month to help defray the costs of getting to and from occupational therapy fieldwork sites. Belmont University’s doctor of occupational therapy (OTD) students are traveling many miles to clinical sites across multiple counties in Tennessee, including Home Health in rural areas of Maury, long term care facilities in Williamson, and hospitals in Rutherford, Wilson, and Sumner counties, as well as to many local sites in Davidson. Ruth Ford, Associate Dean of the School of Occupational Therapy, said, “Some students are traveling as far as 2,000 miles per semester to meet the 800 hours of clinical work requirement. A strong advocate for Belmont University, Todd is fully aware of the needs of students and plans to continue the service by providing more cards each month. His ongoing support is very much appreciated, and I hope faculty and staff can return the favor by stopping by his service station.”

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