Note: This page lists the most recent winners of departmental and University awards within the department, along with (in some instances) descriptions of the awards themselves. For previous years’ winners, visit Past Winners of Scholarships and Fellowships.
Dr. Eugene B. Cooper Memorial Award
2020 Recipient: Ashton Belew
Edward Ervin Guy Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Communicative Disorders
Edward E. Guy, Jr. was a client of the University of Alabama Speech and Hearing Center during his childhood and early teens. Mr. Guy, deaf since the age of three, received outstanding guidance, education and therapy from an audiologist, Rebecca Brooks, during his time with the Speech and Hearing Center. The scholarship is a way to give to back for the outstanding, life changing support brought about by dedicated professionals at the University of Alabama who help people with hearing, speech and language disorders. Mr. Guy works at the University of Alabama as an administrative assistant to Dr. John Schmitt, Associate Dean of the Graduate School. The Award is to provide an annual merit scholarship to an outstanding Undergraduate and an outstanding Graduate student in Communicative Disorders. This award was established in 2014.
2020 Undergraduate Recipient: Ray Boyd
2020 Graduate Recipient: Kendall Jordan
Joe T. McCrary Endowed Scholarship
The Joe T. McCrary Endowed Scholarship was established in 2005 in memory of Joe McCrary, spouse of University of Alabama Speech and Hearing Center clinical supervisor, Debra McCrary. It is given each year to the outstanding senior in communicative disorders. The recipient is chosen by the academic and clinical faculty of the Department of Communicative Disorders.
2020 Recipient: Lillian Rogers
Mary T. Hamner Endowed Scholarship
Mary T. Hamner was a graduate of the University of Alabama and long term resident of Tuscaloosa. She taught high school for almost 40 years. Ms. Hamner received services for hearing loss through the Speech and Hearing Center form 1988 until she passed away in 1999, leaving a portion of her estate to the Speech and Hearing Center. In her memory the Mary T. Hamner Award was established to provide an annual merit scholarship to an outstanding Undergraduate (junior) and Graduate student majoring in Communicative Disorders.
2020 Undergraduate Recipient: Gracie Crowley
2020 Graduate Recipient: Ashley Stigler
Barbara Kucharski Award for Undergraduate Clinical Excellence
2020 Recipient: Olivia Rush
SHAA is the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama. Each year they give an award to a student that recognizes all around and professional performance. This award is given to a graduate student each year.
2020 Recipient: Julia Miller
Outstanding Research Award
2020 Undergraduate Recipients: Emily Forsythe, Mary Kate O’Connell, Marissa Schubert and Karli Morris
2020 Graduate Recipients: Sarah Chapman and Kayla Sherbert
2016 Recipient: Lacey Dent
University of Alabama Graduate Fellowships
Dean’s Merit Assistantship
2010 Recipient: Sara Saldana
Graduate Council Fellowship
2010 Recipients: Rebecca Paxton and Emily Woods
2011 Recipient: Mya McGee
2010 Recipient: Ivy Porter
National Alumni Association Fellowship
2010 Recipient: Elizabeth Hughes