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| Friday, October 20, 2006 12:00 a.m

Lynsay Whelan

Residence: Geneva, Ohio

Age: 23

Family: Mother, Pamela

Education: Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Duquesne University; working on a master’s degree in occupational therapy at Duquesne.

Background: Completed officer training for the U.S. Army and was awarded an internship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.; has worked as an assistant to Patricia Crist, chairwoman of Duquesne’s occupational therapy department; also served as the primary investigator for a study on the effects of cancer treatment on occupational functioning and the quality of daily life.

Noteworthy: Won the 2006 Pennsylvania Occcupational Therapy Association Student of the Year Award, given to one student who has demonstrated leadership and excellence in academic or clinical performance and exceptional ability to promote occupational therapy.

Quote: “Lynsay is not afraid to get involved in creating an opportunity or take a risk by going above and beyond what is simply required,” Crist said.

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