2011 CDS Graduate Forum
The CDS Department hosted the annual 2011 Graduate Forum on Friday, February 25. The undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty were thrilled to have alum Carmin Haskett Bartow back to campus to share her expertise with managing communication and swallowing issues associated with tracheostomy tubes. Carmin works at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and has extensive experience in this area and has shared case presentations with many groups around the country. Be sure to visit the CDS website to learn about the next forum speaker.
In conjunction with the Graduate Forum, an awards ceremony was conducted to recognize outstanding individuals. The Outstanding Alumni Award, Exemplary Supervisor Award, Margaret C. Hollowell Scholarship, Ryan Struebing Distinguished Graduate Student Award, and the NSSLHA Distinguished Graduate Student Award were presented to recipients.
Outstanding Alumni Award - Carmin (Haskett) Bartow
Carmin Haskett Bartow (B.S. ’92; M.S. ’93) has worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, St. Thomas Hospital, Wilson County Schools, Tennessee State University, and Select Specialty Hospital. She has also been an educational consultant for Passy-Muir, Inc since 1996 and has provided educational seminars to health care professionals regarding the use and clinical benefits of the Passy-Muir Speaking Valve. She currently works at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, specializing in dysphagia management, tracheostomy/ventilator intervention and head and neck cancer assessment and treatment. She is certainly an example of an individual who has distinguished herself through contributions to the profession and we are glad to claim her as an alumnus of EIU!
Exemplary Supervisor Award - Peggy Modglin
The Exemplary Supervisor Award recipient was Peggy Modglin, who supervised graduate student Carly Hetfleisch in her educational internship at Normal West Community High School in Normal, Illinois. Peggy has been very active in the school district and profession with activities such as presenting in-services for teachers and staff on language disorders, participation on Professional Learning Committees, involvement with the Central Illinois Speech and Hearing Association, and supervisor of Student Council. She was also an advocate for high school students with IEP’s, coordinating a national effort to alter the rule that every student take the ACT in the same way. As an internship supervisor, Carly appreciated the manner in which Peggy mentored and encouraged her developmental of professional independence and confidence.
Margaret C. Hollowell Scholarship - Alyssa Anderson
The Margaret C. Hollowell Scholarship was the first departmental scholarship established in 1997 to financially support a student’s graduate career. The recipient this year was Alyssa Anderson, who completed her undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University. Alyssa worked in business, long-term health care and in home-health care before discovering the field of speech-language pathology. She earned $8.25 an hour working evenings at a nursing home before coming to EIU for her master’s degree. She has embraced her graduate experiences, while also working as the Department’s Technology graduate assistant. Her motivation, efficiency, and hard work are paying off as she successfully contributes to the Department in many ways.
Ryan Struebing Distinguished Graduate Student Award - Christal Waller
Jim and Anne Struebing memorialized their son, Ryan Struebing (B.S. 2000, M.S. 2002), with an endowed award to assist a CDS student who embodies Ryan’s spirit of collegiality, strong work ethic, passion for CDS, and contributions to student organizations. The recipient of the Ryan Struebing Distinguished Graduate Student Award this year was Christal Waller, who completed her undergraduate degree at EIU. Christal definitely embodies many of the characteristics of Ryan, working as a graduate assistant in the Office of Disability Services to help college students with special needs. She has also been an assistant coach for a children’s soccer team, teaches Sunday school, has been involved in numerous NSSLHA activities, and coordinated the College Bowl event at the ISHA Convention. She is very proud of her EIU roots and can’t wait to be a full-fledged speech-language pathologist.
NSSLHA Distinguished Graduate Student Award - Kate Harrington
The NSSLHA Distinguished Graduate Student Award recipient was Kate Harrington. Kate completed her undergraduate degree at Western Illinois University and began her master’s degree at Eastern last summer. She has been very involved in professional organizations as a student, serving as President of the WIU NSSLHA chapter and Vice President of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. At Eastern, Kate serves as the graduate student representative to NSSLHA and is on the College of Sciences Grade Appeals Committee. She is also completing an innovative master’s thesis project evaluating the effectiveness of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment program delivered via tele-health versus face-to face. Kate was recognized for her excellence in both clinic and academic work.
CDS Student Accomplishments
Christine Anderson - University Union Advisory Board Outstanding Senior
Melissa Council - Booth Library Award for Excellence in Student Research and Creative Activity
Stephanie Fanale - Undergraduate Research Grant, Frances Meyer Hampton Scholarship
Leigha Graham - SURE Award, Program Coordinator
Natalie Gray - Booth Library Award for Excellence in Student Research and Creative Activity
Sara Lambeth - Undergraduate Research Grant
Jacquelyn Liesen - SURE Award
Caitlin Maxheimer –College of Sciences Student Advisory Board
Jill Vogt - Undergraduate Research Grant
Margaret Xenakis - Livingston Lord Scholarship, College of sciences Student Dean
Jenna Probst Antrim - Larry Williams Travel Award
Alyssa Anderson - Margaret Hollowell Scholarship
Lynne Barcus - Larry Williams Travel Award, Graduate Showcase
Ashley Crawford - 2011 King-Mertz Award of Excellence
Kelsey DePew - Larry Williams Travel Award, GSI Award
Ashley Gumbel - Graduate Student Dean
Mara Hampton - Larry Williams Travel Award, Minority Internship Scholarship, GSI Award, Kate Harrington - Research/Creative Activity Award, NSSLHA Distinguished Graduate Student Award
Emily Hilliker - Betty Wright Downing Scholarship
Kimberly Kolweier - Larry Williams Travel Award
Jenna Szybowicz - Research/Creative Activity Award, Larry Williams Travel Award
Kathleen Trainor - Research/Creative Activity Award, Larry Williams Travel Award
Christal Waller - Ryan Struebing Graduate Scholarship Award
Laura Welsh - Larry Williams Travel Award
Barcus, L. (2011, February). Vocabulary acquisition through fast mapping in children with autism. Presented at the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Rosemont, IL; ( 2010, November). Presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Crawford, A. (2011, April). Disability services at post-secondary institutions for students with autism spectrum disorders in Illinois. Presented at the Graduate Student Exposition.
DePew, K., Veale, T. (2010, November). Development of the Test of Inferencing. Presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA; (2011, April). Presented at the EIU Annual Philanthropy Awards Dinner, Sigma Xi Banquet, Sciencefest.
Fanale, S. (2011, February). Awareness deficits in persons with traumatic brain injuries. Presented at The Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Rosemont, IL; (2011, April,). Presented at Sigma Xi Banquet, Sciencefest, EIU Showcase.
Graham, L. (2011, February). Treating /r/ with visual spectrographic feedback. Presented at the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Rosemont, IL; (2011,