Charity Mack 

Charity graduated from the EMU OT Program in 2019.  She is currently an acute care occupational therapist.

 "Eastern Michigan's occupational therapy program gave me the confidence I needed as a new graduate to practice in a multitude of settings within our chosen field. The learner-center approach allows students to be active agents in facilitating life-long learning, and independent problem-solving skills.  Eastern Michigan University OT program prepares its students to become leaders who contribute to the profession, while serving people across the lifespan through therapeutic practice."



Jacob Heppe 

 Jacob graduated from the EMU OT Program in 2019. He currently works in the Special Education Department in the Ionia County ISD.

"The program taught me how to be open minded and authentic when dealing with varying degrees of disabilities and diagnoses.  The greatest thing I would say that  have taken away from my time in the EMU OT program is to look at the whole picture of a person's life when you are working with them."

"You will be joining a program that gives you as much as you want out of it.  The professors help and assist anyone and everyone as much as they can. If you want to put in the work and dedication to be a successful OT student/practitioner, they will match you 110%.  You will come to know and rely on your classmates for information in all classes and develop relationships you will be able to rely upon for the rest of your life."

Lindsey Talcott

Lindsey is a proud alum of EMU's MOT class of 2020.  Since graduating, Lindsey has moved to Florida, where she is currently practicing in an outpatient pediatric setting.  While Lindsey has loved working with her young clients, she has found that her true professional passion lies in working with individuals with neurological conditions.  In following this passion, Lindsey is honored to have been accepted into an AOTA Neurologic OT Fellowship program set to begin this summer.  Lindsey is incredibly grateful for the support she has received from EMU faculty, past and present, in pursuit of this opportunity.  In recent months, she has also developed an educational blog called OT In Real Life, through which she has found great professional fulfillment.  If Lindsey could give advice to future grads, it would be to embrace a mentality of lifelong learning and to never be afraid to question the status quo in order to contribute to the advancement of our field.

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