Outstanding Student Award
This award is presented to a deserving Master’s or Doctoral student who has completed
at least three semesters in the University of Memphis School of Communication Sciences
and Disorders (formerly School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology). Nominees
must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average and demonstrate outstanding clinical skills.
This award is presented at the Annual Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders.
Outstanding Alumni Award
This award is presented to deserving graduates of the School of Communication Sciences
and Disorders (formerly School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology) who have
demonstrated outstanding achievement in their personal and professional activities,
academic pursuits, research activities or community involvement. This award is presented
at the Annual Mid-South Conference on Communication Disorders.
Sallie Starr Hillard Mentoring Award
Sallie Hillard had many wonderful qualities. One of them was her ability to mentor
others. Her friends created The Sallie Starr Hillard Mentoring Award to an individual
who repeatedly reaches out to students and colleagues as an advisor, counselor, and/or
a teacher. Nominations are accepted annually and the award is presented at the Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders. A plaque with names of the recipients in displayed at the Memphis Speech and Hearing
Malcolm Hough Fraser Community Service Award
The Malcolm Hough Fraser Community Service Award is presented to an individual in
the community as a living tribute to a man who has contributed greatly to the field
of communicative disorders. Malcolm Hough Fraser created the Stuttering Foundation
of America and is probably most well known for his publication, Self Therapy for the Stutterer. For all his accomplishments and unselfishness, we honor his memory with an award
given to an individual in the community who, although not a speech pathologist or
audiologist, has made a significant contribution to the field of communication disorders.
Louise Ward Fellowship
The friends and family of Louise Ward established a fellowship to be awarded each
year to a student in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (formerly
School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology) at The University of Memphis. This
honor is presented to a student who exhibits some of the valued qualities that Louise
possessed to include being a client-centered clinician with sensitivity for clients
and families; one who recognizes the uniqueness in all individuals; and is ever investigating
his/her self as a person. A monetary award accompanies a plaque for the recipient.
Marion G. Evans Award
The Marion G. Evans award is currently given to a deserving, third-year Doctor of
Audiology (AuD) student. In the past it was presented to deserving students pursuing
the Master’s degree in Audiology. The award has varied from $750 to the current amount
of $3000. In most years the award was divided between two students or most recently
among three. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of clinical performance, academic
performance, a stated commitment to Pediatric Audiology, and financial need.