Class of 2017 awards presented during August 5 Hooding Ceremony

CAITLIN DRAKOS, right, delivered the class address during the Department of Communication Disorders Class of 2017 Hooding Ceremony and presented Dr. Karen McNealy, chair of the Department of Communication Disorders, with a framed photo of the Class of 2017.

JESSICA TRESKOLASKI was presented the Robert D. Olson Graduate Assistant Award during the Department of Communication Disorders Hooding Ceremony held August 5. Assistant Professor Kelly Harlow noted the award is given to the graduate assistant that faculty feel has exhibited outstanding work within the department.

THE GEORGE G. HARBOLD AWARD, given for academic achievement to the student with the highest grade point average, was presented to three students maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Those students shown with Assistant Professor Kelly Harlow, from left, are: Erin Bass, Malayna Bailey and Brianna Miluk.

THE SPIRIT OF THE SLP (SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST) AWARD was given to Malayna Bailey. The award is presented to the graduate student displaying the best characteristics of a speech-language pathologist and selection was by her classmates. Associate Professor Kelly Harlow made the award presentation at the Class of 2017 Hooding Ceremony held August 5.



2017 Stuttering U. Summer Camp

Stuttering U. is a program designed for children who stutter and their families. It is directed by CD Faculty Craig Coleman and Mary Weidner with the assistance of many student volunteers. The 3-day program allows children who stutter to meet and interact in a fun, supportive environment. Children have an opportunity learn about stuttering, take communication risks, and develop meaningful relationships with their peers. Participants are empowered to discover their voices in order to become more confident and effective communicators. Parents have an opportunity to participate in the “parent track,” which provides parents with practical knowledge to support the communication needs of their child.

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Hooding Ceremony conducted for Communication Disorders Class of 2017

Contact: Megan Archer, University Relations Specialist, 304-696-3916

The Marshall University Department of Communication Disorders honored 27 graduates during the 2017 Hooding Ceremony  Aug. 5 on the Huntington campus.

This hooding ceremony signifies the final step in a six-year educational and clinical process, according to Pam Holland, director of clinical education for the department.

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