Lincoln, NE: Courtney Schmitz Receives 2017 Outstanding Therapeutic Recreation Professional Award

Courtney Schmitz has received the 2017 Outstanding Therapeutic Recreation Professional Award from The Nebraska Recreation and Park Association. Courtney graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation and Corporate Wellness in July 2005. In 2007, she completed her Master’s in Recreation with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. While working on her Master’s degree, she earned her CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist) credentials. In September 2011, Courtney joined Vetter Senior Living as Life Enrichment Coordinator at Sumner Place. She has been an active member of the Leadership Team at Sumner Place while always having a focus on the quality of life for the residents served. While at Sumner Place, this Therapeutic Recreation professional became a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She joined the Nebraska Recreation and Park Association in August 2007 and has served as a very active member, including being section president from September 2007 through 2009. Gayle Resh, Life Enrichment Coordinator MA, CTRS and member of The Nebraska Recreation and Park Association, presented Courtney with the award at our all-staff on Thursday, January 11th, 2018.

Congratulations, Courtney! We are proud of you and honored to have you in our family!

Excellent Teams:  We will select and develop team members who radiate warmth, compassion and respect while skillfully performing their duties.

Submitted By:

Megan Herter, Admission & Public Relations Coordinator

Sumner Place Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, Lincoln, NE