Dr. Sandra Negley has devoted her life passionately to recreational therapy.
My personal experience with Dr. Sandra Negley:
I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Sandra Negley through past American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) conferences, probably at the 2004 conference in Kansas City. I have always found her to be inspiring. I was very pleased when she was elected president of ATRA in 2006 and awarded the Disguised Fellow in 2015. Her university handed out small sunglasses that said “Recreational Therapy” on the side with their university logo. Sandra gave me sunglasses and said, “you’re future is so bright you’re going to need these.”
My [Danny Pettry] personal thoughts:
I think it is wonderful that there will be a scholarship for recreational therapists. I searched online for RT scholarships in 1999 as an undergraduate student. I couldn’t find any scholarships for college tuition or support. This is very much needed.
There is a student scholarship fund in her name.