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2018 School of Communication Sciences and Disorders Awards

Posted by UWSPcps - April 7, 2018 - Academics, Communicative Disorders, Featured, Giving, Scholarships

The UW-Stevens Point School of Communication Sciences and Disorders presented nearly $20,000 in scholarships at its 2018 Awards Reception Saturday, April 7 in the Dreyfus University Center Alumni Room. [Photo Gallery]

A School Tradition:
The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders developed the tradition of giving student and alumni awards in 1967 and expanded that tradition significantly in 1982. Members of the school view the awards program as a way of giving special recognition to the best of the best. Outstanding students and alumni are award recipients. Plaques, which are associated with the awards described in this brochure, are proudly displayed in the lobby of the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic. The accomplishments of the recipients of these awards attest to the high quality of our communication sciences and disorders program. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to maintaining high standards that promote excellence.

Dean’s Awards Outstanding Students
Junior: Cassidy Ryan
SLP Graduate Student: Abigail Wallace
Au.D. Graduate Student: Katie Walsh

The criteria for these awards include academic excellence, potential as an outstanding clinician, enthusiasm for communicative disorders, outstanding interpersonal skills, and involvement in service and volunteer programs. Nominations are made by graduate and undergraduate students. The recipients are given a certificate presented by the dean of the College of Professional Studies and a monetary gift from the Communication Disorders Friends and Alumni Fund and Communication Disorders Excellence Fund.

Helen Franke Scheidt Outstanding Junior Student
Recipient: Allison Fontana
This award is given to an undergraduate in the junior year who exemplifies the potential for graduate work through his/her service, scholarship and leadership.

John Joanis Outstanding Senior Student
Recipient: Nathaniel Brockman
This award is given to undergraduates in the senior year who demonstrate excellence in all aspects of the program. A certificate and a monetary gift from the John Joanis Endowment are presented.

Florence Donermeyer Award
Recipient: Kaitlyn Kreuser
This scholarship is presented to a senior in the major who demonstrates academic excellence and will be entering the graduate program in communication sciences and disorders at UW-Stevens Point. This year we have two recipients.

Outstanding Speech/Language Pathology Graduate Student
Recipient: Becca Bailey
This is a faculty-nominated award. It is given to a graduate student in the speech-language pathology graduate program who exhibits excellence in the classroom and clinic and provides service to the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. A certificate and monetary award from the Communication Disorders Alumni Fund and Communication Disorders Excellence Fund are presented.

Outstanding Audiology Graduate Student
Recipient: Chelsey Mazemke
This is a faculty-nominated award. It is given to a graduate student in the audiology graduate program who exhibits excellence in the classroom and clinic and provides service to the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. A certificate and monetary award from the Communication Disorders Alumni Fund and Communication Disorders Excellence Fund are presented.

Liz Enos Memorial Award
Recipient: Shannon Desorcy
This scholarship is for a student who exemplifies courage, independence, academic excellence, contributions, loyalty to the program, and warmth.

Nash Family Communicative Disorders Scholarship
Recipient: Rachel Platz
This scholarship is presented to a first-year graduate student in speech and language who intends to work in a medical setting.

Donald Aylesworth-Pauline Isaacson Non-Traditional Award in Communicative Disorders
Recipient: Carly Weber
This scholarship is awarded to a person who, after having delayed or interrupted education for a period of time, is enrolled to pursue professional preparation in communicative disorders and who demonstrates maturity, a positive attitude, and commitment to the field.

Outstanding Alumnus
Recipient: Katie Kendhammer
This award is given to professionals for excellence in program development, service to the school, supervision, publication, research and service to the profession.

Outstanding Practitioner
Recipient: Kia Schilling
This award is given to UW-Stevens Point alumni who have been outstanding speech/language or audiology practitioners in the field.

Friends of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Recipient: Becky Helf – University Child Learning and Care Center
This award is given to individuals who have provided considerable support to the communication sciences and disorders program at UW-Stevens Point

Johnson Family Speech-Language Pathology School Award
Recipient: Brianna Perry
The speech and language pathology graduate student receiving this award will have demonstrated a professional commitment to working in the schools by declaring this option and externing in a school setting. In addition, the student will have demonstrated scholarship, clinical flexibility, creativity and insight, a keen sense of humor, and a genuine liking of children and their caregivers.

St. Michael’s Hospital Scholarship
Recipient: Abigail Wallace
This award is for a graduate student in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders with the intent of working in a medical setting. This award is based on academic achievement, performance in clinical practicum, contributions to the university, school or department, involvement with student or professional organizations and community activities, as well as work experience.

Lisa Heise Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Ashley O’Connell
This award is intended for a first- or second-year graduate student, who is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. The awardee must have financial need and be planning to work with elderly patients in a long-term care facility.

Avada Audiology and Hearing Care Scholarship
Recipient: Olivia Riemer
This scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to a first year audiology graduate student at UW-Stevens Point who demonstrates above average academic achievement, superior leadership skills, and declares an intention to dispense hearing instruments as part of the rehabilitative process.

Cook-Chappell Scholarship
Recipient: Michelle Schumann
This award is for a fourth-year Au.D. student based on academic achievement, clinical expertise and performance, and a “pleasing,” interactive personality.

Gary Glascoe Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Alanna Wallerstein
This scholarship is for an Au.D. student who demonstrates exceptional skills in patient interaction and professionalism (e.g., good oral and written communication skills; effective and appropriate interpersonal skills; skills evidenced with patients, peers, faculty, staff, supervisors, and other professionals).

Danielle Gorectke Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Kayla Kopacz
This scholarship is presented to an undergraduate who has been accepted into the upper division classes of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders with the intent to work with children. Danielle Gorectke was an outgoing 23-year-old woman from Minocqua, Wis. She was an undergraduate student at UW-Stevens Point completing her degree in communicative disorders. Danielle loved children and especially loved working and helping those with learning disabilities. Danielle’s dream was to complete her speech-language pathology degree at UWSP and become a speech-language pathologist, but her life was tragically cut short. It is the hope of the Gorectke family that this scholarship will help another student reach his/her dream of becoming a speech-language pathologist.

Al and Jan Noel Scholarship
Recipient: Amanda Cegelske
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student enrolled in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders who has demonstrated a financial need and who is at the senior level or first-year graduate student level. Scholarship recipients possess the kind of attitude and overall potential to do well in this field.

Terri Witt Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Kristin Johnson
This scholarship is given to an undergraduate or graduate student in the major with financial need who has a deep commitment to making a difference in the lives of students.

Tufts Graduate Student Scholarship
Recipients: Marissa Heiselmoyer and Erika Myhre
The Tufts Graduate Student Scholarship is intended to provide assistance to students during their extern semester. The scholarship is intended to defray the additional costs of accepting externship assignments.

Kelley Garr-Dawley Scholarship
Recipient: Melanie Smith
This award rotates among the units of the College of Professional Studies (CPS) for a nontraditional female student, who after having delayed or interrupted her education for a period of time, has enrolled full-time or part-time at UWSP in the CPS.

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