MELANIE SMITH is a non-traditional student with four children. She is achieving her long-time goal of completing her master’s degree.“As a non-traditional student I had to wait for the ”stars to align” so to speak so that I could return to school, and I am very pleased that they did. The UW-Stevens Point Communication Sciences and Disorders is an exceptional program and I feel prepared and excited to begin the next chapter of my life.” Tufts Graduate Student Scholarship Award intended to assist graduate students with the cost of accepting externship assignments that might not be available because of financial considerations. MADALYN SOWINSKI is interested in multiple areas of the speech-language pathology field, particularly articulation, language, AAC, and cognitive aspects of communication. Hopes to gain experience working with adults in her graduate off-campus placement, especially with those who have experienced strokes. Upon graduation, her intent is to work in a school setting with either elementary or high school aged students. Teri Witt Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a UWSP communication sciences and disorders sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student who has a deep commitment to making a difference in the lives of students. KERI SQUIRES is a first-year graduate student in the speech language pathology program. She completed her undergraduate studies at UWSP, during which she was an active member in multiple clubs including Sign Language Club and the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. She currently works as a graduate assistant for the Communication Sciences and Disorders department and is looking forward to a future career as a speech-language pathologist in the medical setting. Nash Family Communicative Disorders Scholarship Awarded to a first-year speech and language pathology graduate student who intends to work in a medical setting.
FAITH VOSTERS is planning to continue her education at UW Stevens Point to pursue a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. Throughout her undergraduate career, she was involved in NSSLHA, Miles of Smiles and worked as a student aid at the UCLCC on campus. Faith was awarded the 2021 Chancellor’s Leadership Award. Danielle Gorectke Memorial Scholarship Awarded to an undergraduate who has been accepted into the upper division classes of the Communication Sciences and Disorders program with the intent to work with children. It is the hope of the Gorectke family that this scholarship will help another student reach their dream of becoming a speech-language pathologist. CPS Dean’s Award – Outstanding Senior Awarded in recognition by their peers for showing enthusiasm and great potential in the Communication Sciences and Disorders major. ALYSON WIEDENBECK has served as a volunteer children’s curling coach and event coordinator for curling clubs across Wisconsin. She, along with a small group of women curlers, started the Curler Outreach Program in July 2020, in which they produce curling-based webinars for an international audience. After graduation, Alyson will work as a school SLP and develop the Curler Outreach Program into a formalized business. CPS Dean’s Award – Outstanding Graduate Student in Speech-Language Pathology Awarded in recognition by their peers for showing enthusiasm and great potential in the speech-language pathology graduate program. Johnson Family Speech-Language Pathology Award Awarded for outstanding scholarship and clinical skills, creativity and insight, a keen sense of humor, and genuine liking of children and their caregivers. Outstanding Graduate Student in Speech-Language Pathology Awarded to the student who has excelled in the classroom, clinic and overall service to the school.
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