Speech-language pathology students accept scholarships to Fort Hays State University
07/29/2003

Several students of the Fort Hays State University Department of Communication Disorders were awarded scholarships for the 2003-04 academic year.

Anne Bemis accepted a Geneva Herndon Graduate Scholarship. She is a member of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association and works as a ranch hand and office manager to help finance her education.

Bemis, 2000 Hays High School graduate, is the daughter of Fred and Jeanne Weilert. Hays, and resides in Ellis with her husband, Dennis.

Shawn Cornwell accepted a Marian Dreiling Scholarship. She is a graduate student and a mother of three: Kyle, Anne and Vance Cornwell.

Cornwell, Smith Center High School graduate, is the daughter of Doug and Wanda Gibson, Smith Center, and Bob and Gail Coordsen, Gainesville, FL.

Nicole Day accepted a J. Dale and Maxine Peier Scholarship. She is a member of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association, works part-time as a secretary in the FHSU Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and expects to complete her master of science degree in May 2004.

Day, 1999 Greensburg High School graduate, is the daughter of John and Darlene Day, Greensburg.

Nikki Hoff accepted an H. Keith and Esther "Vi" Megill Scholarship. She is a transfer student from Cloud County Community College.

Hoff, 2001 Beloit High School graduate, is the daughter of Rodney and Shauna Budke, Beloit.

Amy Hudson accepted a Velma Wooster Scholarship. She is an undergraduate student and a member of Student Alumni Association, National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association and Mortar Board.

Hudson, 2001 Bucklin High School graduate, is the daughter of Tom and Christine Hudson, Larned.

Jennifer Merritt accepted a Geneva Herndon Graduate Scholarship. Merritt is a graduate student and a graduate teaching assistant. She is involved in the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association, Mortar Board and Phi Kappa Phi and was named an "Outstanding Student" for the College of Health and Life Sciences.

Merritt, 1999 Smith Center High School graduate, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Merritt, Lebanon.

Sheila Rupke accepted a Marian Dreiling Scholarship. Rupke is a nontraditional undergraduate student and is a member of Families Together and Partners in Policymaking. She is also a mother of three.

Rupke, Scott Community High School graduate, is the daughter of Brent and Sue Rogers, Scott City.

Julie Taylor accepted a Geneva Herndon Graduate Scholarship. She is a graduate teaching assistant and a member of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Taylor, 1999 Jefferson County North High School graduate, is the daughter of Bill and Barbara Robey, Nortonville, and resides in Hays with her husband, Levi.

Kim Williams accepted a Communication Disorders Fund for Excellence Scholarship. She is involved in the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association and does volunteer work for the American Accent program offered by the Department of Communication Disorders.

Williams, Ellis High School graduate, is the daughter of Peggy Waldschmidt, Ellis, and resides in Hays with her husband, Jesse, and their 2-year-old son, Andrew.


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