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Communication Sciences and Disorders Hooding Ceremony and Commencement Awards

 

Students

Julie Atwood Award for Excellence

Chair Gregory Lof, Juliet A. Ochura '17, and Professor Emerita Julie Atwood
Chair Gregory Lof, Juliet A. Ochura '17, and Professor Emerita Julie Atwood

Juliet A. Ochura is the 2017 recipient of Julie Atwood Award for Excellence from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The award was established in 1997 in honor of Julie Atwood, MEd, CCC-SLP, former Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Speech-Language Pathology Department, and Professor at the Institute since the inception of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The award is given to a graduating student who possesses a strong base of academic knowledge, applies theory to delivering clinical service in an exemplary manner, and demonstrates the highest values and ethics, the ability to apply research findings to clinical practice, and the potential for professional excellence and leadership.

 

The Pamela Hook Award for Literacy

Chair Gregory Lof, Timothy DeLuca '17, and Director of the Language and Literacy CAS Melissa Feller
Chair Gregory Lof, Timothy DeLuca '17, and Director of the Language and Literacy CAS Melissa Feller

Timothy DeLuca, Certificate of Advanced Study in Literacy and Language, is the 2017 recipient of the Pamela Hook Award for Literacy from the Department of  Communication Sciences and Disorders.

First awarded in 2017, the award is named after Pamela E. Hook, PhD, Professor Emerita, because of her impact on the study of literacy and language. This award honors a graduating Certificate of Advanced Study in Literacy and Language student or a Speech Language Pathology graduating student, who has shown dedication, curiosity, and exceptional performance working with individuals who have disorders of written language.

Kenneth N. Stevens Student Research Award

Chair Gregory Lof and  Annette Sophie Mitko '17
Chair Gregory Lof and  Annette Sophie Mitko '17

Annette Sophie Mitko is the 2017 recipient of the Kenneth N. Stevens Student Research Award from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

First awarded in 2004, this award, named after the long-time MGH Institute of Health Professions faculty member and internationally known researcher Kenneth N. Stevens, honors a graduating student who has demonstrated superior performance in conducting research that produces new knowledge about typical or disordered human communication.

 

Award of Special Recognition

Chair Gregory Lof and Anne Wellington Dixon '17
Chair Gregory Lof and Anne Wellington Dixon '17

Chair Gregory Lof and Madeline Eileen Grimm '17
Chair Gregory Lof and Madeline Eileen Grimm '17

Chair Gregory Lof and Reem Khodr Mohamad '17
Chair Gregory Lof and Reem Khodr Mohamad '17

Anne Wellington Dixon, Madeline Eileen Grimm, and Reem Khodr Mohamad are the 2017 recipients of the Award of Special Recognition from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

First awarded in 2017, this award  honors graduating students who have excelled in a particular area to the extent that CSD faculty members want to acknowledge this meritorious accomplishment.

Faculty and Clinical Educators

 

Award for Excellence in Clinical Supervision

Chair Gregory Lof, Antigone G. McHugh, and SHRS Dean Leslie Portney
Chair Gregory Lof, Antigone G. McHugh, and SHRS Dean Leslie Portney

Antigone G. McHugh, MS, CCC-SLP '00 is the 2017 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Clinical Supervision from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

First awarded in 2000, this award honors an external clinical supervisor who has contributed significantly to the graduate student clinical experience by serving as an excellent role model, collaborating with other professionals at the external practicum site, providing opportunities to students that help to shape their ability to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners, and demonstrating evidenced-based practice principles in his/her practice. 

Faculty Award for Excellence

Chair Gregory Lof and Sofia Vallila Rohter
Chair Gregory Lof and Sofia Vallila Rohter

Sofia Vallila Rohter, PhD, CCC-SLP is the 2017 recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

First awarded in 2000, this award honors a distinguished faculty member who presents material in a highly effective manner, fosters an atmosphere of individual inquiry, uses class time efficiently, welcomes discussion and expression of diverse points of view, and excels in teaching his or her course. 

Alumni

Bette Ann Harris Distinguished Alumni Award

Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP '95 (not pictured) is the 2017 recipient of the Bette Ann Harris Distinguished Alumni Award from MGH Institute of Health Professions.

First awarded in 2009, the Bette Ann Harris Distinguished Alumni Award, which is to be conferred annually at Commencement, is the highest form of recognition awarded to an alumna or alumnus of the MGH Institute of Health Professions. It is given to an alumna/us who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, achievement and service in advancing health care through the professions and in support of the mission of the Institute. 

 

Community

Outstanding Contributor Award

Chair Gregory Lof, Associate Chair Marjoie Nicholas, Paul Dane, Judy Dane, and SHRS Dean Leslie Portney
Chair Gregory Lof, Associate Chair Marjoie Nicholas, Paul Dane, Judy Dane, and SHRS Dean Leslie Portney

Paul and Judy Dane are the 2017 recipients of the Outstanding Contributor Award.

First awarded in 2017, the Outstanding Contributor Award  is given to a non-faculty, non-student member of the Institute community who has gone above and beyond in contributing to the student experience or the mission of the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders.