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The AAA Foundation congratulates the following researchers, students, and SAA chapters who are helping shape the audiology field of tomorrow.

2021 Scholarship and Grant Recipients

2021 Empowering Students Scholarship

Casey Crane
Samantha Espinal
Rhonda Labib
Hunter Stuehm
Tawni Wallace
Fina Young

2021 Improving the Conversation Scholarship

Chantel Brennan
Traci Brinkley
Amanda Davis

2021 Jerry Northern Pediatric Audiology

Meredith Braza
Alicia Gonzales
Emily Thompson

2020 Scholarship and Grant Recipients

2020 Jerry Northern Pediatric Audiology

Kendall Carroll
Arielle Darvin
Lauren O’Neil
Sarah Pupa
Caitlin Sapp
Kyli Schulz
Delphanie Wu

2020 Continued Achievement

Meredith Braza
Rhonda Labib

2020 Judith Blumsack

Maddie Olson

2020 Sadan and Singh Memorial

Leslie Zhen

2019 Scholarship and Grant Recipients

2019 Judith Blumsack

Soumya Venkitakrishnan

2019 Sadan and Singh Memorial

Bryan Wong

2019 Continued Achievement

Joshua Caldwell
Eileen Lancaster
Delphanie Wu

2019 Empower Students

Riley DeBacker
Sarah Delaney
Alina Lasrado
Tiffany Mitchell
Kristen Punturiero

2019 SAA Student Leader

Mallory Schroeder

2019-2020 Student Travel Award Reimbursement (STAR) Program (Washington State)

David Audet
Alexandria Hudson
Tiffany Mitchell

2019-2020 Student Travel Award Reimbursement (STAR) Program

Andrew Jennings
Justin Jensen
John Lee
Soumya Venkitarkishnan

2019-2020 SAA Chapter Challenges

Advocacy Champions: University of Cincinnati
Education Champions: University of Puerto Rico
Fundraising Champions: University of Connecticut
Humanitarian Champions: University of Louisville
Most Overall Points: University of Washington
Most Well-Rounded: University of Colorado at Boulder

Humanitarian Education & Awareness Resources (HEAR) Chapter Grants

Lamar University
Northeast Ohio Consortium
Ohio State University
Rush University
UT Dallas
University of Washington

Special Olympics Healthy Hearing (SOHH) Chapter Grants

Colorado Mesa University
Lamar University
Northern Illinois University

SAA Chapter Challenge Grants

Advocacy Winner: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Education Winner: University of Colorado at Boulder
Fundraising Winner: City of University of New York Graduate Center (CUNY)
Humanitarian Winner: University of Louisville
Most Well-Rounded Winner: University of Cincinnati
Overall Winner: University of Washington

Student Research Forum

Barrett St. George, BA
Hanin Rayes, AuD
Margaret Richter, BA
Molly Smeal, BA
Natalie Safdar, BA

James and Susan Jerger Award for Excellence in Student Research

Kristina Bowdrie
Breanna Hart
Kassandra Hemmen
Izabela Jamek
Jocelyn Motter
Vanessa Olivares

2018 Scholarship and Grant Recipients

Continued Achievement Scholarship

Kayla Copperthite
Kayla Murphy

Judith Blumsack Scholarship

Alexandra Mai

Empowering Students Scholarship

Megan Bartoshuk
Rachel Fryatt
Courtney Hicks
Kelsey Klein
Meredith Klinker

Sadanand Singh Memorial Scholarship

Soumya Venkitakrishnan

Student Leader Scholarship

Jason Baker

Student Travel Award Reimbursement (STAR) Program

Colleen O’Brian
Uzma Wilson
Celia Zhang

Humanitarian Education and Awareness Resources (HEAR) Chapter Grants

AT Still University
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Connecticut

Special Olympics Healthy Hearing (SOHH) Chapter Grants

Lamar University
Northern Ilinois University
Nova Southeastern University
Rush University
The University of Texas at Dallas
University of Colorado Boulder

SAA Chapter Challenge Grants

Advocacy Winner: University of Iowa
Education Winner: University of Colorado Boulder
Fundraising Winner: Northern Illinois University
Humanitarian Winner: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Most Well-Rounded Winner: Washington University in St. Louis
Overall Winner: Vanderbilt University

2017 Scholarship and Grant Recipients

Patient Quality of Life Scholarship

Kayla Joyce Berg
Brittany Susanne England
Hannah Catherine Erickson Herd

Judith Blumsack Scholarship

Alyssa Everett

Empowering Students Scholarship

Nicklaus Joseph Arra
Mitchell D. Frye
Aimee Elizabeth Johnson
Shaylynn Weststeyn Smith
Teresa Ashley Thayyil

Roger Ruth Memorial Scholarship

Katelyn Berg

Sadanand Singh Memorial Scholarship

Antheer Alruwaili

Student Leader Scholarship

Elizabeth Marler

Student Travel Award Reimbursement (STAR) Program

Kathryn Buchanan
Rachel Fryatt
Mitchell Frye
Samantha Hauser
Mary Henry (Washington State)
Kirsten Horner
Subong Kim
Kelsey Klein
Nicole Whittle (Washington State)
Viktoriya Zakharenko

Humanitarian Education & Awareness Resources (HEAR) Chapter Grants

A.T. Still University
Arizona State University
Northen Illinois University
Purdue University
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Iowa
University of Louisville
University of Memphis
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Utah State University

Special Olympics Healthy Hearing (SOHH) Chapter Grants

Northern Illinois University SAA
Pacific University SAA
Rush University SAA
University at Buffalo SAA
University of Pittsburgh SAA
University of Texas at Dallas SAA
University of Washington SAA

SAA Chapter Challenge Grants

Advocacy Winner: University of Washington
Education Winner: University of Colorado-Boulder
Fundraising Winner: A.T. Still University
Humanitarian Winner: University of Louisville
Most Well-Rounded Winner: Washington University in St. Louis
Overall Winner: University of Iowa

SAA Conference Scholarships

Rachel Fryatt
Anastasia Grindle
Alicia Hutchison
Maribiliz Irizarry
Emily Lundberg
Gabrielle Sepulveda
Jacob Sommers
Katie Stevenson
Bailey Tatge
Chantal van Ginkel
Bethany Wysocki

Academy Research Conference

Emily Camacho
Mary Beth Duncan
Erin Fennessy
Julie Garrick
Kristin Gertson
Katherine Gill
Hannah Erickson Herd
Jordan Krentz
Virginia Rich
Maureen Virts

Research Grants in Hearing and Balance

Angela Y. Bonino, PhD
Julie Cohen, AuD
Mitchell D. Frye, AuD
Sungmin Le, PhD student
Karen Munoz, EdD

Student Research Forum

Kristen Benjaminson
Erin Dula
Sarah Faucette
Ivy Schweinzger
Kaitlyn Wenrich

James and Susan Jerger Award for Excellence in Student Research

Rose Buchbinder
Mary Easterday
Samantha Munzer
Lindsay Schlobohm
Hannah Beth Scott
Bryan Wong

2016 Scholarship and Grant Recipients

Jason Baker, University of TX – Dallas
Tabitha Bucknam, Wayne State University
Edith Burns, Carnegie Mellon University
Grace Chang, University of Washington
Kimberly Dahar, SUNY at Buffalo
Mary Easterday, University of TN
Krysta Gasser Rutledge, Washington University in St. Louis
Steven Gianakas, University of Washington
Nikki Go, University of KS Medical Center
Kyle Harber, University of North Texas
Christina Heitzinger, UT State University
Briana Hester-Keels, Washington University in St. Louis
Chelsea Hull, University of NE-Lincoln
Rachael Jocewicz, University of WI – Madison
Arun Joshi, University of North Texas
Janelle Kelley, University of FL
Deborah Livingston, Gallaudet University
Kathryn Makowiec, Vanderbilt University
Sara Mamo, UNC-Chapel Hill
Elizabeth Marler, Purdue University
Kathleen Mawson, ID State University
Suzanne May, CSU-Sacramento
Jennifer Mock, University of TN
Sara Rittweger, University of WI – Madison
Bridget Shanahan, University of WI – Madison
Adam Sheppard, SUNY at Buffalo
Chase Smith, Northwestern University
Erin Stewart, University of Washington
Paige Waddell, East TN State University

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