Saturday, December 15th
Reynolds Center Auditorium
Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony
in Room 223 (Student Lounge)
Students should wear regalia (no caps)
2012 Communication Disorders AWARD WINNERS - Congratulations!!
The 126th R. E. Lee Wilson Award was presented to Candice Mey-Biggers of Jonesboro. She will graduate in May with a bachelor of science degree in communication disorders through the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Her advisor is Dr. Richard Neeley, who nominated her for the award. Her achievements include being named to the Chancellor's List and Dean's List, being a Global Student Leader and being named a Nedrow Scholarship recipient. She was Head Orientation Leader in 2011, participated in Shared Governance, and was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Included in her community service was Relay for Life and the Miracle Rodeo. She was a Diamond Doll, an organization which supports the baseball team as well as all ASU athletics. She served on the ASU Student Conduct Board and was elected Homecoming Queen in 2011. In letters recommending her for this award, it was said, "Candice is the model academic citizen … As a future healthcare provider, she is much more concerned about how her education will benefit the clients she will someday treat than she is about her grade point average … She fully embraces the concept of 'servant leadership.'" She is the daughter of Reggie Biggers and Cindy Mey of Jonesboro.
In 2011, the Office of Research & Technology Transfer, Student Government Association, and Graduate Student Council worked collaboratively to combine the annual Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Day programs into a singular campus-wide event. The second annual Create @ STATE: A Symposium of Research, Scholarship & Creativity was held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in the ASU Student Union. The winners were announced during an award ceremony at the event. Brittany Bailey, a Communication Disorders major, has participated in this event both of those years, and both of those years has been recognized for her research endeavors by placing 1st in the Health Sciences Undergraduate category in 2011, and following up in 2012 winning Best Overall Undergraduate Panel Presentation! Congratulations, to Brittany and her advisor, Dr. Mike McDaniel, for such stellar performance in communication disorders research! The title of the research project is "A Preliminary Investigation of the Potential, Subtle, Middle Ear Differences in Children with Reading Delays."
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Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society established 1897 to recognize and encourage superior scholarship without restriction as to area of study, and to promote the "unity and democracy of education.” It is the third academic society in the United States to be organized around recognizing academic excellence, and is the oldest all-discipline honor society. The society's motto translates as "Let the love of learning rule humanity", and its mission is "to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others." Membership is by invitation only at a campus with an established chapter and is restricted to students with integrity and high ethical standards and who are ranked scholastically in the top of their class, regardless of field of study. The 2012 inductees into Phi Kappa Phi from the Department of Communications are: Adele Miller, Robin Snider, and Andria Hutchison.