ACC-OC Student Marie Margarett Angeles Wins California Foundation of OT Award


Marie Margarett Angeles, an occupational therapy assistant student at American Career College, was recently honored by the California Foundation of Occupational Therapy.

Angeles will be recognized for all of her service to the community and within the Student OT Association here at ACC-Orange County. Angeles has helped organized several volunteer events within the community, including coordinating student OTA involvement at the Triumph Foundation adaptive sports event in April.

"I will continue helping and supporting ACC-OC even when I’m done with the program to help students see how lucky we are to be here," Angeles said. "The overwhelming support from my professors, like Dr. Heather Thomas, Dr. Jeni Dulek, Dr. Rachelle Murphy and instructors Janyce Johnson and Christine Guevarra, helps me to better help others and put my heart in everything I do. Thanks to ACC-OC for changing my life and helping me to help others."

Angeles will receive the award at the OT Association of California conference, which is held in Sacramento in October.

"Yea for Margarett, for being a stellar example of a good FIT," OTA Program Director Heather Thomas said.

ACC cannot guarantee employment. Programs vary by campus. The views and opinions expressed are those of the individuals and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs or position of the school or of any instructor or student. For graduation rates, median debt of graduates completing this program and other important information, visit

Share this story:

Recent E-News Stories

ACC-Long Beach Named 'Best Career College' for Fifth Consecutive Year

Forget three. At American Career College-Long Beach, five is the magic number. For the fifth year in a row, ACC-Long Beach was named the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Readers Choice Award for "Best Career College." To celebrate...


ACC Welcomes Librarian Ka Yee Chiu

Please welcome American Career College's new librarian Ka Yee Chiu! Learn more about her and her passion for helping others learn. Tell us more about yourself, your background?Academically, I went to San Jose State University to become a librarian. I...


ACC Students Medal at Optics College Olympics

American Career College students took home the gold — and silver — at the Optics College Olympics, organized by the California State Society for Opticians during February 25-26. The students competed by answering questions testing...