Graduate Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders Awarded Recognition

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Each spring, the university's Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty recognize three of the program's exceptional graduate students. The three awards represent three separate achievements.

One award recognizes a first year graduate student who demonstrates "Emerging Excellence" as a future speech-language pathologist. This recognition was awarded to Yudith Segura. Yudith promises to be an outstanding clinician in the future. She is bilingual, and plans to work supporting the state's Spanish-speaking community. Additionally, "she exudes genuine care and compassion for the children and families with whom she interacts," observes a faculty member.

Another award recognizes a second year graduate student who has shown to be an "Outstanding Clinician" during their time practicing clinical skills in the program. This recognition was awarded to Elizabeth Ocampo. "Elizabeth's clinical supervisors have consistently reported her to be outgoing, dependable, forward-thinking, and passionate," shares a faculty member. Additionally, Elizabeth completed a research thesis during her graduate program in which she explored an assessment tool highly relevant to clinicians working with individuals with hearing loss.

The final award recognizes a second year graduate student who has proven to be an "Outstanding Student" in the classroom. This recognition was awarded to Madilyn Littlefield. "Madilyn is a highly engaged student who is eager to learn. She explores scholarly research that is beyond the scope of classroom expectations and applies the knowledge from that research to her classroom experience," states a faculty member. Madilyn has presented research nationally and is interested in pursuing a research career in the future.

Contacts

Shannon Magsam, director of communications
College of Education and Health Professions
479-575-3138, magsam@uark.edu

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