The College of Health Sciences congratulates three Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders staff members who received statewide recognition awards from the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association (WSHA) this year.
“WSHA Lifetime Achievement Award”
Through years of professional service to the field of communication disorders, Clinical Associate Professor Susan Yorio M.S., CCC-SLP, has made an indelible mark on many lives with her outstanding service and years of dedication to the profession of speech-language pathology.
After 30 years of professional experience, largely in schools settings, she joined the Department in 2007. She has shared her exceptional clinical skills and excellence as a professional role model in the supervision and education of CSD students.
“WSHA Student Mentor Award”
Each year two individuals are recognized as outstanding examples for the students who have the opportunity to work with them.
After seven years of experience at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical setting (where she continues to be a pool professional on weekends), Clinical Assistant Professor Caitlin Croegaert, M.S., CCC-SLP, joined the Department three years ago. She has shared her exceptional clinical skills and excellence as a professional role model in the supervision and education of CSD students.
“WSHA Salutes Outstanding Service Award”
This award is given to those who have demonstrated excellence in at least one of the following areas: education, public awareness, research, clinical service or mentorship.
Clinical Associate Professor Dawn Hennes, M.S., CCC-SLP, joined the Department in in 2001, and serves as the CSD coordinator for educational externships in speech-language pathology. Hennes demonstrates excellence in meeting the learning styles of her students, guiding their portfolio development, and preparing them with the breadth of clinical skills necessary to serving populations in schools settings.
Yorio, Croegaert and Hennes received these honors on March 3rd at the President’s Banquet and Awards Ceremony at the WSHA Convention held in Appleton, Wis.
Of her colleagues’ accomplishments, Associate Professor Carol Seery, PhD, CCC-SLP, and chair of the Department, said, “The academic staff in our department are exceptionally dedicated to service and mentorship, along with clinical excellence. I am so proud to work with such an outstanding group of professionals.”