"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." - Voltaire
Recognition is important to us all. Each year at the Fall OSHA conference, we take time to acknowledge and pay tribute to exemplary individuals or organizations across the state. Please take the time to think about your colleagues and peers who serve as powerful role models or provide valuable inspiration within our professional community. Nominees can be colleagues with whom you work every day, people who have served as your professional mentors, tireless professional advocates, or organizations that support our professions.
President's Award: Lyndsay Duffus
Professional Advocacy Award: Karen Aguilera
Award of Clinicianship: Rik Lemoncello
Student Awards: Monica Vinson (Pacific University), Lauren Zinnershine (University of Oregon), Karin Nystrom (Portland State University)
Designated as a “lifetime achievement” award. The intent of this award is to recognize an individual for outstanding history of clinical practice in the field of speech-language pathology, audiology or education of the deaf/HOH.
This award may also be used to recognize outstanding advocacy or program sponsorship by an agency or organization.
Outstanding Clinician Award: Schools/ EI/ECSE
Recognizes a speech-language pathologist, speech-language pathology assistant, audiologist, or educator of the deaf/HOH who consistently demonstrates outstanding clinical, advocacy, or leadership skills in the public school system. This award may recognize general clinical work or a specific, recent clinical achievement.
Outstanding Clinician Award: Clinics, Hospitals, Private Practice
Recognizes a speech-language pathologist, speech-language pathology assistant, audiologist, or educator of the deaf/HOH in a clinic, hospital, or private practice who consistently demonstrates outstanding clinical, advocacy, and/or leadership skills. This award may recognize general clinical work or a specific, recent clinical achievement.
Award of Clinicianship
Recognizes a speech-language pathologist, speech-language pathology assistant, audiologist, or educator of the deaf/HOH whose dedication to the field is reflected in strong clinical and/or leadership skills paired with compassion, empathy, humor, and acts of support to colleagues and clients. Beyond clinical skills, this person’s spirit touches and inspires those around them. This award may also be used to recognize an individual who has made a contribution to the profession in an unusual way.
Outstanding Research or Teaching
Recognizes a colleague whose published research or teaching (professional preparation or continuing education) has contributed to advancing clinical knowledge and/or practice in the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, or education of the deaf/HOH.
Honors a person who has contributed to the advancement of the visibility, viability, or vitality of our professions. Potential nominees include legislators, philanthropists, SLPs, SLPAs, Audiologists, or any public figure who has shown outstanding advocacy for our professions.
Advancing the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology through education, advocacy, leadership, and collaboration to promote quality services for individuals and communities.