Washington University’s top ranked Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences awarded 12 Doctor of Audiology degrees and 11 Master of Science in Deaf Education degrees this year. On the Danforth campus, ten students celebrated undergraduate degrees that included a Minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences.
The Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences recognized its graduates during a Commencement Recognition Ceremony held at the Eric P. Newman Center on the medical school campus, Monday, May 15.
Director of Audiology, Amanda Ortmann, PhD, and the rest of the PACS faculty members are enormously proud of the graduates during their training here at Washington University.
“The commencement ceremony was a time to celebrate with the graduates and their families,” she said. “Now, as our colleagues in the field of audiology or deaf education, these graduates are going to take our mission of improving the lives of people who are deaf or hard of hearing to clinics and schools all over the country.”
Two special awards are bestowed each year to outstanding graduate students. This year’s recipients were honored as follows.
Antoinette Frances Dames Award
The Antoinette Frances Dames Award recognizes outstanding scholarship in teaching the hearing impaired, as judged by the faculty.
Recipient: Susan Elizabeth Jackson
Max A. Goldstein Award
The Max A. Goldstein Award recognizes excellence and professional promise, as judged by the faculty.
Recipient: Madelyn Nichole Birkelbach
Graduates with Doctorate in Audiology (AuD)
Director of Audiology: Amanda Ortmann, PhD
Graduates with Master of Science in Deaf Education (MSDE)
Director of Deaf Education: Casey Reimer, PhD
Graduates with Minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Kate McClannahan, PhD