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Hoag named Speech Language Pathologist of the Year at annual conference

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Linda Hoag, professor in communication sciences and disorders, was awarded the Speech Language Pathologist of the Year award at the Kansas Speech Language and Hearing Association’s, or KSHA,  annual conference in September.

The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional clinical work in the area of speech-language pathology. One colleague described Hoag by saying, "She has dedicated decades of her life to the growth, development and education of undergraduate and graduate student clinicians in Kansas by putting the needs of the students and clients above her own."

Hoag started at Kansas State in 1986 when she started as a staff clinician. She has since held many titles throughout her time here at the university.

Krista Sudbeck, Dr. Jane Garcia, Bailee Barnett

Along with the SLP of the Year award, two students also walked away with awards. Ellen Bodine and Krista Sudbeck were awarded student scholarships for their submitted posters. Of the six posters that won awards, K-State had two winners. Along with her scholarship, Bodine also walked away with the Dixie Heinrich Servant Leadership Award.  The award is based on the following quote by Robert K. Greenleaf, "…servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches lives of individuals, builds better organizations, and ultimately creates a more just and caring world."

KSHA is comprised of speech and hearing professionals as well as students from the four universities in Kansas with communication science and disorder programs, Fort Hayes State, University of Kansas, Kansas State University and Wichita State University. The association moves throughout the state each year for their annual conference and will host the 2019 conference in Manhattan.

This article was posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017, and is filed under Applied Human Sciences, College News.