Outstanding Student Award

The CSD Alumni Chapter seeks nominations for its annual Outstanding Student Award recipient in December of each year. This award will be presented to a deserving CSD student at the annual Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders.

Master's or doctoral candidates who have completed at least three semesters in the University of Memphis School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (formerly School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology) are eligible to be nominated. Nominees must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average and demonstrate outstanding clinical skills. Involvement in extracurricular activities will also be considered.

CSD faculty, CSD alumni, and clinical supervisors at external sites may submit nominations. Each nominee must be nominated by both an academic faculty member and a clinical faculty member to be considered for this award. The deadline for nominations is the first Friday in December of each year.

Previous Award Winners

  • 2017: Erin Gowen / Quela Royster
  • 2016: Caitlin Nelms / Justine Steele
  • 2015: Litany Boudreaux / Caroline Young
  • 2014: Megan Howell / Brittany Smith
  • 2013: Chelsea Kilgore / Katherine Mendez
  • 2012: Rachel Elkins / Katherine Harris
  • 2011: Elaine Orcutt
  • 2010: Anna Kharlamova
  • 2009: QuaSheba Jones/Heidi Bramble
  • 2008: Sarah Hobson/Susannah Morse
  • 2007: Whitney Pettit
  • 2006: Shani Goldgrub
  • 2005: Jennifer Rich / Matthew Wester
  • 2004: Wanda Logan / Wendy Stewart
  • 2003: Jennifer Magoon
  • 2002: Mandy Cerka
  • 2001: Allison Tubbs
  • 2000: Greg Flamme
  • 1999: Chris Clukey / Kelly Van Hoven
  • 1998: Carrie Keckley/Mary Krapfl
  • 1997: Melissa DeJong
  • 1996: Leah Markowitz / Nicole Zaccaria
  • 1995: Camilla Nabholz/Dawn Jernigan
  • 1994: Dana Turner-Kobler / Sara Martin
  • 1993: Kristy Starr/Debbie Zima
  • 1992: Denise Taylor
  • 1991: Michele Walker
  • 1990: Lynda Brockway
  • 1989: Valerie Vanderlick
  • 1988: Julie Catron
  • 1987: Maribeth Dickson
  • 1986: Cathy Lucas
  • 1984: Nancy Olson
  • 1983: Roxanne Jennemann Aaron
  • 1981: Janet Hedges
  • 1979: Gary Tatge