The Mitchell Symposium in Occupational Science is named in honor and memory of Dr. Marlys Mitchell, the founder of the master’s program in Occupational Therapy at UNC-Chapel Hill, and her husband, Earl, a great supporter of Marlys’ work (and of occupational therapy). Symposium scholars deliver a public lecture and participate in talks, discussions, and meetings with faculty, students, and researchers from throughout Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and the Department of Allied Health Sciences. Initiated in 2011, the symposium has been made possible through generous gifts from friends and alumni of the division.

2018 Mitchell Symposium

2017 Mitchell Symposium

2016 Mitchell Symposium

2015 Mitchell Symposium

  • Scholar – Dr. Dorothy Holland

2014 Mitchell Symposium

  • Scholar – Dr. Gelya Frank

2013 Mitchell Symposium

  • Scholar – Dr. Betty Risteen Hasselkus

2012 Mitchell Symposium

  • Scholar – Dr. Debbie Laliberte Rudmam

2011 Mitchell Symposium

  • Scholar – Dr. Mary Lawlor