Honors Day recipient

Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders Awards

Amy R. Lederberg Award for Outstanding Research in Educational Psychology

In recognition of outstanding research contributions to the field of educational psychology. The recipient will receive a $1,000 award.

Johari Harris

Cynthia Kuhlman and Wayne Sengstock Scholarship

Presented to a student majoring in special education in the Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders. The recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Emily Urbanski

Nicholas R. Castricone Memorial Fund

Given to a student in special education for genuine caring and involvement with individuals with an intellectual disability that demonstrates an exceptional level of commitment. The recipient will receive a $1,000 award.

LeMichael Peeples

Marie C. Keel Award

In honor of the late Dr. Marie C. Keel, associate professor in the former Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, and presented to an individual for excellence in supervision or mentoring of a student majoring in educational psychology or special education.

Alice Schubele

Outstanding Doctoral Student in Communication Sciences and Disorders

In recognition of outstanding scholarship, teaching and/or and service in the communication sciences and disorders doctoral degree program.

Ryan James

Outstanding Doctoral Student in Educational Psychology

In recognition of outstanding scholarship, teaching and/or service in the educational psychology doctoral degree program.

Elena Nightingale

Outstanding Doctoral Student in Special Education

In recognition of outstanding scholarship, teaching and/or service in the special education doctoral degree program.

Erin FitzPatrick

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Educational Psychology

In recognition of a doctoral dissertation of especially high quality and potential impact in the field of educational psychology.

Hanah Goldberg
Dissertation Title: Language Development in Preschoolers at Risk: Linguistic Input among Head Start Parents and Oral Narrative Performance of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Special Education

In recognition of a doctoral dissertation of especially high quality and potential impact in the field of special education.

Jacqueline Towson
Dissertation Title: Dialogic Reading: Language and Preliteracy Outcomes for Young Children with Disabilities

Outstanding Clinician in Communication Sciences and Disorders

For excellence and creativity in clinical skills in communication sciences and disorders.

Rebecca Bailey

Outstanding Master’s Student in Communication Sciences and Disorders

In recognition of outstanding scholarship and service in the communication sciences and disorders master’s degree program.

Rachel Lilly

Outstanding Master’s Student in Special Education

In recognition of outstanding scholarship and service in the special education master’s degree program.

Eleanor Dupont

Outstanding Master’s Thesis in Educational Psychology

In recognition of a master’s thesis of especially high quality and potential impact in the field of educational psychology.

Ellen Litkowski