MOUNT OLIVE – Mount Olive College recreational therapy majors Cindy Hartsfield of Goldsboro, Sarah Dodson of Jacksonville, Crystal Bennett of Goldsboro and Allison Hinson of Clinton attended the North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association 2012 Annual Conference in Hickory, with Dr. Janet Albers, assistant professor of recreation and leisure studies.
The purpose of the NCRTA Conference is to create an opportunity for recreational therapy students, professionals, educators and others to enhance their knowledge, network and share ideas. During the conference, the students attended sessions along with recreational therapy practitioners to learn about the latest trends, issues and techniques in the field.
Hinson was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the NCRTA as student representative. She was sworn into service at the conference. This is the first time a Mount Olive College student has been elected to this position, so it was a very prestigious recognition.
As a past NCRTA Board member herself, Dr. Albers stated, “I am very proud of Allison. In this role she will gain so much knowledge about the profession and will represent Mount Olive College well.”
Mount Olive College is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The college, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville. For more information, visit www.moc.edu.