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WCU’s Quality of Life Program Receives $10,000

The Quality of Life Project (QLP), established by William Carey University professor of psychology and music therapy Dr. Paul Cotten to benefit elderly persons with special needs, recently received $10,000 from the John Morris Testamentary Trust and Ann Morris Memorial Fund. Dr. Cotten, who has over 30 years of experience working with special needs persons in various capacities, established QLP in 2009, and it is entirely funded through the John Morris Testamentary Trust and Ann Morris Memorial Fund. QLP honors the life of John’s late daughter, Ann, who was mentally disabled. 
QLP works to expand the leisure options of persons with special needs by allowing each client to have an interdependent relationship with a pre-professional WCU student in the field of either music therapy or psychology and by fostering new experiences for the client including travel, movies, live theatre and restaurant dining. Activities include events such as cook-outs, theatre visits, picnics, and an annual day trip to the New Orleans Aquarium, which the group will take on Saturday, December 10. 
For more information about QLP, contact Dr. Cotten at paul.cotten@wmcarey.edu.
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(left to right) Dr. Paul Cotton, WCU professor of psychology and music therapy and director of the Quality of Life Project (QLP), shakes hands with Grant Guthrie, WCU director of budget management and financial analyst, after Guthrie presented Dr. Cotten with the $10,000 check from the John Morris Testamentary Trust and Ann Morris Memorial Fund for QLP on December 6. Dr. Cotten established QLP in 2009 to benefit elderly persons with special needs.