Academic awards presented to SLP graduates


The Misericordia University Department of Speech-Language Pathology Department recently recognized the academic and clinical accomplishments of its graduating students at the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony at Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall on campus.

The students received their Master of Science degrees in speech-language pathology May 17th at the 88th annual Commencement ceremony at the Anderson Sports and Health Center on campus.
Heather Arnold of Beaver, Pa., received the Speech-Language Pathology Academic Excellence Award that is granted to the graduating student who has demonstrated academic excellence superior to the rest of the graduating class.
Victoria Flormann of Prospect, Conn., was presented the Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Excellence Award that is given to the graduating student who has demonstrated exemplary skills in clinical practicum.
 Jillian Dunn of Ashley, Pa., received the Speech-Language Pathology Outstanding Service Award that is awarded to the student who participates and provides volunteer service to the department above and beyond academic and clinical responsibilities.
Michelle Bruno of Cherry Hill, N.J., was presented with the Speech-Language Pathology Research Excellence Award. It is granted to a student who takes initiative to participate in all aspects of the research process for multiple research projects, including independent research. The quality of the awardee’s scholarship has to be exemplary and to have led to presentations at conferences and /or academic publications.
Midori Rodriguez of Stroudsburg, Pa., was awarded with the Speech-Language Pathology Outstanding Achievement Award. The award is given to a student who is an exemplary leader in the field of speech-language pathology.
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Misericordia University honored the academic accomplishments of graduating speech-language pathology students, seated from left, Victoria Flormann and Heather Arnold, and, standing, Jillian Dunn, Michelle Bruno, Midori Rodriguez and Glen Tellis, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Speech-language Pathology.