Wanda passed away
作業療法学科姉妹校のコロラド州立大学作業療法学科の名誉教授だった Wanda L Mayberry先生(1934-2012)の名言です！：What I think I have learned from OT training; positive actions encourage positive results, and positive results are better than negative.
本学科姉妹校のコロラド州立大学（CSU）作業療法学科名誉教授の Wanda L Mayberry先生が現地12月18日(火）夕方に他界されました。78歳でした。
Wanda先生は、1934年2月5日にコロラド州Brightonで生まれました。1956年にコロラド州立大学作業療法学科を卒業され、作業療法士としてMatheny School of Cerebral Palsied Childeren，Denver General Hospital, Brighton Community Hospitalで働かれました。1966-1968年までの間、Peace Corpsのメンバーとしてフィリピンで教鞭をとられました。また、1970年には、Peace Corps Volunteer therapistとしてペルーで作業療法を提供してきました。そして、1973-2000年までの間、CSUの教員として作業療法士養成に携わられました。退職後も、いろいろなボランティアに参画され、精力的に活動されておりました。
学術面では、1961年に"Laterality function and their implications for occupational therapy"で修士号を取得され、1986年に"Contributors to preceived self-worth in school-aged children; an elaboration of Harter's model"で博士号を取得されました。
To our dear Yamagata colleagues and friends,
It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to tell you that Wanda Mayberry passed away on Tuesday. Peggy Short, a former faculty member, called yesterday to share this sad news.
This past Sunday, Peggy and Wanda honored a decades long tradition of attending the Larimer chorale with good friends. Peggy said that Wanda loved the concert, and that the music made her feel good. Later that evening, Peggy visited with Wanda in her home and her mind was as sharp as ever even though she was very tired. Wanda died sometime yesterday evening at home.
Wanda did NOT want a memorial service. And you know Wanda, when she says she doesn’t want to do something, she means it! But Peggy suggested that, in this season of darkness and light, we can all choose to memorialize Wanda in a way that we believe honors her. Wanda also wanted people to feel free to make donations to an organization of their choice, if so moved.
Wanda was, as we all know so well, dearly beloved to many at CSU-OT, including former and current students, and, indeed, to many in the larger OT community in the state and nationwide. Wanda had a love of life and big heart for everyone?a kind, gentle and generous soul who truly lived in gratitude and loved and supported CSU-OT and her profession with a passion. There is absolutely no replacing her nor denying the sadness of her passing. May her beautiful spirit continue to inspire us, as I have every faith it will.
Last night, at the OT holiday party, we took some time to toast the Wanda we have loved and it was a joyous remembrance. I hope that you will forward this email along to anyone from YPUHS who knew Wanda and who I may have missed.
With warm regards,
CSU-OT Exists to Optimize Human
Performance and Occupational Participation Wendy Wood, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Professor and Head Department of Occupational Therapy
224 Occupational Therapy Building
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1573
Victoria Keller from the College of Applied Human Sciences thoughtfully passed along this like to the video interview with Wanda that the college completed last year. I am forwarding it along to you. Enjoy!
”AGE CHANGES ALL"