Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission to begin offering the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program. This degree prepares students for certification and licensure in one of the top health care support jobs in the country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of occupational therapy assistants is projected to grow 40% from 2014 to 2024, a rate much faster than the average for all occupations.
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) was among the institutions recognized at the Campus Management Excellence Awards April 24-28 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Held during CampusInsight 2017, the event was hosted by Campus Management, whose CampusNexus technology was used with great success by CUKC. In honor of their achievements, the CUKC team was presented the "Excellence in Student Success" award.
Kyle Hedlund, a student in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC), was recently named the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship given by Standard Process Inc. Following a review of the materials from several applicants, the company selected Hedlund as their winner and notified the Office of Financial Aid at the University. Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, president of CUKC, presented the award to Hedlund in March.
Dr. Stephan Cooper, a 2004 graduate of Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC), was honored for his research efforts during the Association of Chiropractic Colleges/Research Agenda Conference (ACC/RAC) held in Washington, D.C. March 15-18. The work titled, "The impact of spinal manipulation on lower extremity motor control in lumbar spinal stenosis patients: a single-blind, Phase-I randomized clinical trial," was awarded a second place prize by National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company. The collaborative effort on the study by Cooper, the designer of the study, Dr. Steven Passmore, and others, focused on determining an "objective measure of performance in spinal stenosis patients."
Joan Ashworth Hennessy visited the Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) Health Center on Wednesday, April 12, to dedicate a chiropractic treatment room in memory of her father, Allen A. Ashworth. An assembly of family and special guests gathered to take part in the celebration and ceremony.