Speech-language pathology students receive scholarships

The Department of Communication Disorders at Fort Hays State University has announced its scholarship recipients for the 2004-05 academic year. Students majoring in speech-language pathology (SLP) are eligible for the awards.

Graduate student Anne Bemis, Hays, has been named the Herndon Scholar, the department?s highest student honor. Each year a student is named as the Herndon Scholar on the basis of academic achievement and involvement and leadership in the National Student Speech, Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA). Jacque Windholz, Gorham, will receive a Herndon Graduate Scholarship. The scholarships are named for Dr. Geneva Herndon, who established the speech-language pathology program at FHSU.

Outstanding senior Kate Mergen, Salina, is the Wooster Scholar for 2004-05. This scholarship is named for the program's first clinical supervisor, Velma Wooster.

Two graduate students, Katie Gentert, Brownville, NE, and Alison Gibson, Hutchinson, and senior Kristen Gassman, Hoxie, have been chosen for a Marian Dreiling Scholarship. This scholarship fund was established by the late Marian Dreiling, a longtime FHSU employee and friend of the Herndon Speech-Language Hearing Clinic.

The following SLP students will also receive departmental scholarships made possible by donations from alumni and friends.

Beloit: Nikki Hoff, senior.
Bucklin: Amy Hudson, special student.
Chase: Shelley Cooper, junior.
Claflin: Kim Stueder, senior.
Hays: Kelley Crispin, senior.
Larned: April Rainbolt, junior.
Lebanon: Jennifer Merritt, graduate student.
Leoti: Laci Dearden, junior, and Jada Sharp, senior.
Meade: Leah Sneath, graduate student.
Salina: Jenna Hoffhines, junior.
Spearville: Jill Ackerman, senior.
Stockton: Sarah Harrison, junior.

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