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Communication Sciences and Disorders Department Recognizes Award-Winning Students

The Saint Louis University (SLU) Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) department recently announced the seven students – three undergraduate and four graduate – that will receive the department’s annual awards. This year’s undergraduate award winners were Lauren Adler, Claire Elliott and Rebecca Ferron. The graduate award winners included: Connor Hurt, Anna Kopchak, Cori McGownd and Sammy Zuckerman.

CSD Awards

Plaques of previous CSD award winners hanging the halls of the department offices.

These awards are based off of the recipient’s performance throughout all of their years in the program and the winners are chosen by the department’s academic and clinical faculty members. All winners will receive a certificate to recognize their accomplishment and their names will be inscribed on plaques that are housed in the CSD administrative suite in McGannon Hall.

The awards and respective recipients were as follows:

Undergraduate
  • Donald G. Brennan Award – presented in recognition of excellence in academic achievement, personal growth and commitment to the CSD department.
    Recipient: Claire Elliott
  • Lynda R. Campbell Memorial Award – presented in memory of Dr. Lynda R. Campbell, a past chair of the department. This award is presented in recognition of commitment to multicultural advancement, mentoring and honoring the spirit of others.
    Recipient: Lauren Adler
  • Spirit Award – presented in recognition of exemplary determination, positive attitude and generous spirit.
    Recipient: Rebecca Ferron
Graduate
  • Donald G. Brennan Award – presented in memory of Dr. Donald G. Brennan, a past chair of the department. This award is presented in recognition of excellence in the areas of academic achievement, personal growth and commitment to the CSD department.
    Recipient: Cori McGownd
  • Lynda R. Campbell Memorial Award – presented in memory of Dr. Lynda R. Campbell, a past chair of the department. This award is presented in recognition of commitment to multicultural advancement, mentoring and honoring the spirit of others.
    Recipient: Connor Hurt
  • Robbie Haynes Award – presented in memory of a former graduate student in recognition of exemplary determination, positive attitude and generous spirit.
    Recipient: Sammy Zuckerman
  • Jean Evans Outstanding Graduate Clinician Award – presented to a second-year graduate student who has shown clinical excellence (evidence-based practice) across different therapeutic settings and creativity for therapy that addresses clients’ real-life difficulties. The recipient has also demonstrated passion and concern for others.
    Recipient: Anna Kopchak

Communication Sciences and Disorders Chair Travis Threats, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, was proud not only of the award recipients, but also of all of the CSD students at SLU.

“These students represent exemplars of the traits we are so fortunate to see in most of our students,” Dr. Threats said. “It is our honor that the faculty has so much difficulty each year deciding the recipient in each category. Thus, the students winning these awards really are the best of the best.”

Learn more about SLU’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program.

Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 13,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good.