2019 Awards and Honors

Congratulations to Katie Rock, a Senior in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders.  She is the College of Allied Health Outstanding Senior for 2019-2020.

Congratulations to Preston Tollers, the recipient of the 2019 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 two graduates in the College of Allied Health’s “Class of 2019” who are the recipients of national Alpha Eta awards! Alpha Eta is the National Honor Society of the allied health professions whose members represent the top ten percent of graduates of Allied Health Schools and Colleges. The name is derived from the Greek for the first letters of our profession, Allied (Alpha) and Health (Eta). There are 64 chapters nationwide and nearly 15,000 members who have been initiated since the beginning of Alpha Eta in 1975. The University of Oklahoma Chapter at the College of Allied Health is the founding chapter in Oklahoma (November 1982). The primary purpose of the Society is to recognize excellence and promote leadership and scholarship in the allied health profession. 

One student from all member institutions is selected and we are proud to announce that Victoria Showalter is recognized for the RODENBERG AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING STUDENT.  Eligible students are Alpha Eta Honor Society members who have or will have graduated in calendar year 2019 from an undergraduate program in the allied health professions. Recipients receive a $1,000 honorarium as well as $1,000 to defray travel expenses to the ASAHP / Alpha Eta Annual Meeting in October 2019 at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, SC.

One student from all member institutions is selected and we are proud to announce that Catherine Grantham is recognized for the LEE HOLDER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN GRADUATE ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION. Eligible students are Alpha Eta Honor Society members who have or will have graduated in calendar year 2019 from a graduate program in the allied health professions. Recipients receive a $1,000 honorarium as well as $1,000 to defray travel expenses to the ASAHP / Alpha Eta Annual Meeting in October 2019 at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, SC.

https://www.alphaeta.net/awards

Congratulations to Bethany Williams as a ASAHP Scholarship of Excellence awardee and the 2019 ASAHP Elwood Scholar! Each year one nomination is solicited from each member college to compete for the ASAHP Scholarship of Excellence Award. Typically, only 8-12 of these awards are provided each year and The OUHSC College of Allied Health has had an excellent record of nominating students who receive one of these awards.  Ms. Bethany Williams (PhD student working under the mentorship of Dr. Susan Sisson) was the College nominee this year, and has been awarded one of the ASAHP Scholarships of Excellence! In addition, Ms. Williams was awarded the “Thomas Elwood Scholar” named after a longstanding ASAHP executive director given to the most outstanding student receiving the ASAHP Scholarship of Excellence award.

Congratulations to the following College of Allied Health students who were honored at the HSC Campus Awards Ceremony:   

Regents’ Award for Outstanding Juniors

  • Emily Bennett
  • Jayden Williams

Parents’ Association Outstanding Senior in the College of Allied Health

  • Victoria Showalter

Dean’s Awards for Academic Excellence

  • Brooke Allred
  • Haley Hampton
  • Melissa Henniger
  • Keaton Maddoux
  • Miranda Moore
  • Laura Ramseyer
  • Cassandra Ward
  • Brooke Woodyard

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Performance

  • Christopher Kuykendall, Audiology
  • Jennifer Morrison, Clinical Dietetics
  • Taylor McCurtain, Nuclear Medicine
  • Alyssa Rucci, Occupational Therapy
  • Casi Cornell, Physical Therapy
  • Kenzie Foster, Radiation Therapy
  • Lorena Chavez, Radiography
  • Syrenthia Tennyson, Sonography
  • Emily Dennis, Speech-Language Pathology

College of Allied Health Outstanding Student Leadership Award

  • Emily Ingram

Multicultural Student Awards

  • Elizabeth Chinchilla
  • Younes Rebbaj

Crimson Club  2019-2020 New Members

  • Bayan Abdallat
  • Rebecca Akers
  • Catherine Brownen
  • Jessica Butcher
  • Casey Crane
  • Jessica Huddleston
  • Gustavo Martinez

 Walter Mason Scholarship

  • Sara Fortin-Miller

HSC Sooner Standard

  • Sarah  Bulloch
  • Elizabeth Ennis
  • Catherine Grantham
  • Reshicka Peterson

HSC Student Government Member of the Year Award

  • Bethany Williams

2019 Robert Magarian Faculty Award 

  • Professor Jennifer Bagley 

 

2019 College of Allied Health Awards and Honors Ceremony

College of Allied Health Student Association Scholarships

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.