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College of Allied Health Student Awards and Honors

Congratulations to the following College of Allied Health students who were honored this evening (Monday, April 19, 2021) at the HSC Campus Awards Ceremony: 

Regents’ Award for Outstanding Juniors

  • Karlee Doak

Parents’ Association Outstanding Senior in the College of Allied Health

  • Mackenzie Davis

Dean’s Awards for Academic Excellence 

  • Jessica Dennis
  • Shelby Dickerson
  • McKenzie Kalsu
  • Chaydee Lawless
  • Megan Milligan
  • Ally Parham
  • Katherine Riedstra
  • Hannalore Stanton
  • Amanda Walker
  • Tiffany West

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Performance

  • Audiology - Sara Maali
  • Clinical Dietetics - McKenzie Goff
  • Nuclear Medicine - Jeralyn Magno
  • Occupational Therapy - Holland Carson
  • Physical Therapy - Zachary King
  • Radiation Therapy - Brandon Draper
  • Radiography - Chesney Fouts
  • Sonography - Laura Griffin
  • Speech-Language Pathology - Chaydee Lawless

College of Allied Health Outstanding Student Leadership Award

  •  Gustavo Martinez

Graduate College Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award

  •  Melissa Henniger

Graduate College Outstanding Senior Leadership Award

  • Bethany Williams

2021 Willie V. Bryan Multicultural Achievement Award

  • Gustavo Martinez

2021 Outstanding First Year Leadership Award  

  •  Jayden Sarabia

Crimson Club  2021 New Members

  • Haley Kuck 
  • Brooke Nguyen 
  • Reilly Nowland 
  • Josiah Rippetoe 
  • Jayden Sarabia 
  • Annie Stallings 
  • Nathan Wibisono          

Walter Mason Scholarship

  • Taylor Forman
  • Quena Johnson

HSC Sooner Standard

  • Jacobi Clark Davis 
  • Janelle Newman 

On Wednesday, April 14th, 2021, the University of Oklahoma, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted their awards celebration, Lifting the Voices of Inclusion.  Congratulations to Taylor Forman, student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program for receiving the Student Advocacy Award!


Congratulations to Jayden Sarabia who was elected President for the 2021-2022 HSC Student Government Association Executive Board.  Jayden is a 1st year AuD student in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders and has excelled in a variety of leadership roles.


Congratulations to Ruth Rasmussen, Phd student in the Department of Nutritional Sciences.  Ruth is the recipient of a Midwest Association of Allied Health Deans Legacy Scholarship.


Congratulations to Gustavo Martinez, a student in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.  He received the SAAHD (Southern Association of Allied Health Deans) Student Leadership, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Award for 2020. This award acknowledges health professions students who demonstrate sustained leadership to reduce health disparities and improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in society, particularly with respect to health issues, as determined by the student to stem from an established community need or inspired by the student’s personal circumstances.


Congratulations to  the following students who are the recipients of the 2020 Health Care Employers Scholarships. The scholarship program was funded by health care employers participating in the College of Allied Health Career Fair 2020.  

  • Shelby Dickerson
  • Jayden Sarabia
  • Melissa Sheffield
  • Hanna Stanton
  • Tiffany West

Contratulations to Mackenzie Davis, a Senior in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders.  She is the College of Allied Health Outstanding Senior for 2020-2021.  Mackenzie was recognized by President Harroz at a reception and ceremony this afternoon – Monday, November 9, 2020.


Gustavo Martinez is the 2020 recipient of the Brett and Mindy Lee Endowed Scholarship. The Brett and Mindy Lee Endowed Scholarship was generously funded by Brett and Mindy to provide scholarships to students in the College of Allied Health.  Brett and Mindy Lee, both from McAlester, Oklahoma, are University of Oklahoma alumni who have a passion for the healing professions and helping others, and now wish to give back to the University that has made such a difference in their lives. Brett Lee, PhD, DPT, MS is a 1998 physical therapy alumnus and is currently President of Texas Health Hospital Frisco. Mrs. Mindy Lee is a 2013 liberal studies alumna who has helped countless people through her clinical work in the dental field and tireless community volunteering efforts. 


Congratulations to the following students who are the 2019-2020 recipients:

  • Andrea Allison, Doctor of Physical Therapy program
  • Meghan Barrett, Master of Occupational Therapy program
  • Emily Bennett, Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders program
  • Siera Freeman, Doctor of Physical Therapy program
  • Chelsea Kress, Master of Occupational Therapy program
  • Bethany Williams, Doctor of Philosophy in Allied Health Sciences/Nutritional Sciences program
  • Jayden Williams, Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders program

These outstanding students were chosen based on active participation and leadership in student governance, outstanding professional and community service, and exemplary academic achievement.These outstanding students were chosen based on active participation and leadership in student governance, outstanding professional and community service, and exemplary academic achievement.


2020 Awards and Honors

Congratulations to  the following students who are the 2020-2021 recipients of the College of Allied Health Student Association Scholarships:

  • Brett Chase, Doctor of Physical Therapy program
  • Casey Crane, Doctor of Audiology program
  • Emily Crews, Master of Occupational Therapy program 
  • Mackenzie Davis, Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders program
  • Melissa Henniger, Master of Arts in Dietetics program
  • Gustavo Martinez, Doctor of Physical Therapy program
  • Jayden Williams, Doctor of Audiology program

These outstanding students were chosen based on active participation and leadership in student governance, outstanding professional and community service, and exemplary academic achievement.

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