Wanda Mayberry (1934-2012), a 1956 Occupational Therapy graduate, was a professor in the OT department for 26 years before her retirement in 2000. When Wanda first came to teach at CSU in 1973, she was instrumental in starting the master's program in OT, which had previously been a bachelor's only program. During her career at CSU, Wanda taught, advised, and mentored students; developed courses and curricula; and served as acting department head. Upon Wanda's retirement, the Wanda Mayberry Scholarship was established by friends and colleagues to pay tribute to her outstanding career. The endowment provides much-needed funding to an OT student on an annual basis. Wanda was a generous donor to the scholarship as well.
Wanda left a gift to OT in her will to establish the Wanda Mayberry Student Professional Development Endowment. This endowment provides annual revenue to support the professional development of OT students. Funds provided by the endowment are used to support student travel to professional meetings, registration fee relief, student workshops, and student research, among other student professional development needs. She also provided support to the OT department in many ways, including helping students attend the annual meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and serving on a fundraising committee to inspire others to get involved.