By Jeff Murphy, May 8, 2019
WARRENSBURG, MO – Madisen Sherman, a speech-language pathology graduate student at the University of Central Missouri, is the 2018-2019 recipient of the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) Outstanding Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Student Award.
Each school year, MSHA sponsors this award competition. It honors a full-time graduate student in speech-language pathology who has shown superior and outstanding academic achievement, and who exhibits excellent professional promise. The nominee must be pursuing a professional entry-level degree, such as a Master of Arts or Master of Science at an accredited college or university in the state of Missouri.
Sherman’s nomination was in competition with students at eight other Communication Disorders (and Sciences) graduate programs within the state. The award criteria included: academic achievement, scholarship, clinical skills, and service. Sherman received the award at MSHA’s President's Luncheon April 6.
“The faculty, staff, and students within the program in Communication Disorders are extremely proud of Madisen upon her receipt of this prestigious award,” said Gregory Turner, graduate program coordinator in Communication Disorders, UCM School of Human Services in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies.
Sherman came to UCM from Laurie, Missouri, having attended Morgan County R-II High School in Versailles, and is the fourth UCM student to win the MSHA award. Throughout the six years she has spent at UCM, she has gained valuable experience working with individuals served by the Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders on campus.
Her involvement in professional-related service and leadership activities includes serving as the vice president of the National Student Speech, Language and Hearing Association last year. She is planning to work for Western Missouri Medical Center after she completes her degree requirements at UCM this summer.