Honors and Awards

Award Nominations Now Open!
Do you know of a fantastic instructor, colleague or association member who deserves recognition? Nominate them today!

The Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association Honors and Awards Committee is seeking nominations for awards to be given at the 2017 Annual OSHA Conference. Specific nominating criteria are detailed for each award below, along with a detailed description of each award. Members may be nominated again for previously received awards.

Submissions may be mailed to the Honors and Awards Committee Chair:

Allie Bartlett
8801 S. Olie Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

Submissions may also be submitted via email at abartslp@gmail.com

The Gwen Cacy Award

The Gwen Cacy Award is bestowed upon a member whose primary occupation is that of a clinician rather than an instructor, supervisor, scientist, or administrator. The award is a memorial to Gwen Cacy, an outstanding person and a superior clinician, and is given to clinicians who exemplify distinguished clinical service just as Cacy did. The award is presented for:

1) consistently resourceful and creative contributions in diagnosis or treatment of individuals with communication disorders;

2) serving others with warmth, sincerity, and a sense of humor;

3) personal interest in individuals with communication disorders, their families, and the professionals who work with them in the field of communication disorders and related disciplines; and

4) contributions to the growth and development of clinical and professional activities.

The Honors of the Association Award

The Honors of the Association Award is bestowed upon a member for

1)  outstanding service to the Association,

 2) demonstrated noteworthy professional services and

3)  exceptional accomplishment in the field of communication disorders.

Eligibility for the award is based on four criteria. The nominee must:

a) have been a member in good standing of the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association for at least five consecutive years;

b) be consistently resourceful and creative in contributions to the Association and/or to the field of communication disorders;

c) have shown a devotion to the Association as demonstrated by the willingness and ability to work cooperatively with fellow members of the profession; and

d) have served in leadership roles to promote effective services for individuals with communication disorders.

This award recognizes persons who have demonstrated noteworthy professional service and exceptionalaccomplishment in the field of Communication Disorders.

The Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is bestowed upon a person who is not a member of the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association but who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of communication disorders. The nominee must have served a leadership role to promote effective services for individuals with communication disorders.