Kent State PTA and OTA Students Make A DifferencePosted Oct. 17, 2011
In late summer, Kent State East Liverpool students helped feed more than 2,500 families in the Mahoning Valley as part of the Goodness Invasion. Students from both the physical therapist assistant (PTA) and occupational therapy assistant (OTS) programs participated, along with faculty, staff and program directors. An estimated 50 tons of food was bagged. Kent State senior and physical therapist assistant technology major (PTAT) Kevin Watson was very pleased with the turn out at the Goodness Invasion. “It was really great to help so many people in need in our region,” Watson said. “I didn’t realize that hunger was a problem that plagued so many families in our area,” he said. “It was definitely an eye-opening experience.” Fellow student of the PTAT program Megan Reynolds was glad that she was able to have an impact on our community. “I enjoyed helping out, and being able to give food to more than 2,500 families,” Reynolds said.