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Emily Connors '96

Therapeutic Recreation & Life Enrichment Supervisor
Masonic Villages at Elizabethtown
“My love for therapeutic recreation began at York College. I was not aware of the profession until I researched the major. A few things that drew me to York College were the smaller class sizes and the opportunity to get involved in organizations and opportunities on campus.”

Current City: Red Lion, PA

YCP Degree: BS Recreation and Leisure Administration

Spartan Snapshots

  • Leads a team of therapeutic recreation professionals in Personal Care, Dementia Care, and Skilled Care Settings
  • Volunteer and Board member on the PA Parks and Recreation Society and speaks regularly as an expert at industry events
  • Published in the field of aromatherapy and returned to school to earn her gerontology master’s degree
  • Considers both her family and her career to be her greatest achievements – has been married for 22 years after attending high school and YCP together, and has two amazing children
  • YCP Student Leader Involvement: Recreation and Leisure Society, Orientation Leader, tour guide and member of Phi Sigma Pi
  • Supervises therapeutic recreation student interns from York College
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Master Trainer - A Matter of Balance
  • Received Master of Science, Gerontology - Management of Aging Services in 2016 from University of Massachusetts Boston

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