Kathy Beauchaine is a master audiologist and clinician-scholar who exemplifies what every clinician strives to be. She is an exceptional clinician, researcher, speaker and educator. While Ms. Beauchaine sees patients of all ages, she is nationally known for her long, exceptional audiological care for pediatric patients and their families. She has been pushing the envelope of best practice for care of infants and children long before the current surge of interest in this area. Because of her exceptional abilities in critical thinking, creativity and compassion for each child, she has risen to be a leader in pediatric audiology. She is an invited member of several working groups that write guidelines for pediatric audiology. Ms. Beauchaine has authored or coauthored 33 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 9 book chapters and 12 other articles. She has given over 60 presentations at local, national and international meetings. Ms. Beauchaine is an instructor at Creighton University School of Medicine and routinely supervises audiology students for their clinical training. She currently is a member of the Board of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology at the State Board of Health. Her unique combination of clinical skills, clinical experience, and attitude toward learning and educating others places her among the Academy Distinguished Award recipients.