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2008-2012

Below is a continued list of honors, awards, and newsworthy events of accomplishments by our students & faculty that occurred prior to this academic year. These highlights are listed in chronological order, with the most recent stories at the top.  

  • Congratuations to Dr. Kerry Mandulak, who was student-selected as the John Elliot Allen Outstanding Teacher of the Year award recipient for the SPHR department for 2011-2012! (June 2012)
  • Shelly Chabon, PhD, was invited to guest edit a special issue of the ASHA's Seminars in Speech and Language, entitled "Ethics at Work: Issues and Insights Across Employment Settings." Dr. Chabon also co-wrote two chapters, one with SPHR faculty Dr. Amy Donaldson and the second with Dr. Rik Lemoncello. The journal will be published later this year.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Amy Donaldson for securing grant funding for $450,000 to complete a multi-site collaborative research project with colleagues at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Miami, and University of Minnesota. The project is called, "Advancing social communication and play: An intervention for children with autism" and was funded by the US Department of Education, Institutes of Educational Sciences. (June 2011)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Gildersleeve-Neumann who was selected by SPHR students to receive the John Elliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Award for the SPHR Department for 2010-2011! (June 2011)
  • Congratulations to Sara Vank (graduate class of 2011), who won the Student Research Grant for the Speech Pathology Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. (May 2011)
  • Dr. Kerry Mandulak was invited to speak at the Nevada Speech-Language-Hearing Association to present a full-day workshop on March 19, 2011 on Assessment and Treatment of Cleft Palate Speech Disorders. (March 2011)
  • Congratulations to post-bacc student Faith Purnell who was selected for the national Minority Student Leadership Award, to be recognized at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention in Philadelphia, PA. (November 2010)
  • Congratulations to Sara Vank (graduate class of 2011), who received the annual Outstanding PSU Graduate Student Award from the Oregon Speech-Language-Hearing Association in recognition of her enthusiastic willingness to help others and dedication to leadership. (October 2010)
  • Dr. Kerry Mandulak was awarded a PSU Faculty Enhancement Grant to investigate the effects of cleft palate on speech production in infants compared to typically developing children. (June 2010) 
  • Dr. Shelly Chabon & Dr. Rik Lemoncello were awarded an inter-institutional Multicultural Program Grant by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association to develop Web-based resources to support cultural competence in the classroom. (June 2010)
  • Congratulations to Claire Connell, who received the 2010 Graduate Student of the Year Award. (June 2010)
  • Congratulations to Elsa Dawson, recipient of the 2010 Graduate Outstanding Student Researcher Award. (June 2010)
  • Congratulations to Curtis Hartling, recipient of the 2010 Kazdoy Scholarship for doctoral studies in Audiology at the University of Iowa. Good luck, Curtis! (June 2010)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Shelly Chabon, who has been elected as President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for 2011-2012. 
  • Dr. Shelly Chabon has been elected as Chair of the SPHR Department, and will begin this new role in Fall 2010. 
  • Congratulations to senior undergraduate student Erin Yankus, who was named Player of the Game on 2/9/10. We are proud of Erin's accomplishments as an outstanding student and athlete!
  • Congratulations to master's student Brenda Nuckton for receiving a 2009 Graduate Student Scholarship from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for her essay on the potential benefits of evidence-based practices in response to our changing economy (November 2009).
  • Dr. Shelly Chabon will receive the Dorothy Dreyer Award for Volunteerism as national recognition for her dedication to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the professions (November 2009).
  • Dr. Christina Gildesleeve-Neumann will receive the Diversity Champion Award as national recognition from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for her many contributions (e.g., innovative graduate course on multicultural issues, research on typical and atypical speech sound development and treatment, and establishment of clinical practicum partnerships with local Head Start sites for children who are Spanish-speaking). (November 2009)
  • Congratulations to Emily Snyder (graduate class of 2010), who received the annual Outstanding PSU Graduate Student Award from the Oregon Speech-Language-Hearing Association in recognition of her excellence, professionalism, and willingness to help others. (October 2009)
  • Dr. Amy Donaldson received a PSU Faculty Enhancement Grant to investigate the social and communicative reciprocity of infant siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders during their natural interactions with parents within the home.  These infants are at high risk for developing social and communication challenges, including autism (June 2009).
  • Dr. Rik Lemoncello was named 2009 Outstanding Teacher of the Year for the SPHR Department (June 2009). 
  • Congratulations to Caroline Bishop (graduate class of 2009), who received the 2009 Student of the Year Award. (June 2009)
  • Congratulations to both Matt Olsen and Alison Baughman, co-recipients of the 2009 Student Researcher Award. (June 2009)
  • Dr. Mary Gordon-Brannan received the Outstanding Retired Faculty Award from the Retirement Association of Portland State at the annual Presiden't luncheon (April 2009). 
  • Stroke Camp Northwest received the first-ever Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Partnershipsat the annual Simon Benson Awards dinner. Special congratulations to SPHR faculty Lynn Fox and Susan Ginley. (April 2009)
  • Dr. Rik Lemoncello was selected to attend the Lessons for Success conference for junior faculty, sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the National Institutes of Health. (April 2009). 
  • "Oregon Schools need Speech Pathologists" -- news story about SPHR in the Oregonian (March 2009). 
  • Sarah Ross, second-year graduate student, was selected to participate in the Minority Student Leadership Program at the national convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Chicago, IL. (November 2008)