NICOLE KLATT has worked as an audiologist in Wausau for many years and consistently supervises our students. She recently opened her own private practice in the Wausau area (Winding Creek Audiology). She is great with patients and our students, and we are proud to say she is an alumnus of our program. Outstanding Practitioner Award Awarded to a UWSP alumnus who is an outstanding speech-language or audiology practitioner in the field. EMILY KOPPERUD is involved in several organizations across campus including being president of UWSP’s Chapter of NSSLHA, vice president of Sign Language Club, and public relations officer of Miles of Smiles. She dedicates time off campus each week volunteering for Marshfield Clinic’s Community Connections Team for community outreach to those in need and helps provide resources across Central Wisconsin. She plans to attend graduate school to work on her audiology degree and hopes to someday work in a Green Bay Area clinic. John Joanis Outstanding Senior Award Awarded to the senior who has excelled the most in all aspects of the program. SIERRA LITWAITIS transferred to UWSP as a junior, specifically for the CSD program. While here she became a member of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and vice president/secretary of Miles of Smiles. She has been awarded highest honors and has been on the Dean’s List every semester. She will continue her grad program at UWSP. Florence Donermeyer Scholarship Awarded to a senior in the major who demonstrates academic excellence and will be entering the graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at UWSP. MEGAN MUMM is pursuing her master’s in speech-language pathology. She enjoys volunteering at an elementary school helping students with reading, spelling and writing and has done research regarding bilingual students and their language development in English as a second language. In the future she plans to work in a school as an SLP. Al and Jan Noel Scholarship Awarded to a deserving student enrolled in the communication sciences and disorders program who has demonstrated a financial need, who is at the senior or first-year master’s level, and possesses the kind of attitude and overall potential to do well in this field.
KAITLYN OSTROWSKI is interested in working with various populations and having a diverse workday. She really enjoys talking with her patients and building a rapport with them. She has been a part of SAA for three years, and it has been wonderful participating in outreach events and building connections with fellow students. “I am very excited to begin my externship year and further develop my skills within audiology.” Cook-Chappell Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a fourth-year student in the Clinical Doctorate in Audiology program. This award is based on academic scholarship, clinical expertise and performance, and having a pleasing interactive personality. ISABELLA OTT volunteers with the Dysphagia Outreach Project and has experience in palliative and hospice care. She is a member of the Wisconsin Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Association and the National Students Speech Language and Hearing Association. Isabella has worked in long-term care throughout her collegiate career. She plans to work with the adult population upon graduation. Lisa M. Heise Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a deserving, scholarly graduate student who demonstrates financial need and is independent, warm, compassionate and hard working. JULIE SCHROEDER graduated from UWSP with her B.S. in 2009 and her M.S. in 2011. She has worked in skilled nursing facilities and now is an SLP in the Fond du Lac Area School District. Julie’s growing concerns about systemic racism, healthcare disparities, and education funding and support, among other issues, led her to step way out of her comfort zone and campaign in the 2020 Wisconsin State Election for the District 52 Assembly. Julie represents our field well and is an advocate for those with no voice. Outstanding Alumnus Award Awarded to the alumnus who excelled in areas such as program development, service to the school, supervision, publication, research, and service to profession.
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