CHSP students, professors and community partners honored at the 2022 Student and Professor Awards

The Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) proudly announced its 2022 Student and Faculty Award winners last week.

Over 40 individuals, student organizations and community partners were honored at this year’s virtual event.

“Although their work is not done for the awards, we hope that being recognized by their peers, colleagues, and college leadership adds a special sense of accomplishment for students and faculty at the College of Science. and health professions,” said Dr. Sally Marinellie, senior associate dean and host of this year’s awards.

Recipients were recognized for their contributions and achievements during the 2021-2022 academic year in the categories of “Outstanding Alumni”, “Dean’s Recognition” and “Outstanding Faculty” awards.

During the event, CHSP Acting Dean John McCarthy shared his appreciation for the hard work, partnerships and creative activity taking place across the college while highlighting the positive impact that CHSP a in the community, the state and beyond.

“Now more than ever, our world increasingly recognizes the importance of the health profession, and I am so proud of how we have been able to come together and advance our shared mission of health service and community engagement,” says Dr. McCarthy. “Your continued commitment to your craft exemplifies what it means to be a Bobcat CHSP, and it is truly something to celebrate.”

A full list of winners is available below and online; a recorded recap of the evening’s events is also available.

Excellence Award for Graduates

athletic training

Outstanding Graduate for Sports Training Post-Professional Masters
Sara Kusner
Toledo, Ohio

nutritional sciences

Outstanding Undergraduate for Applied Nutrition
Luisa Balieriro Guimaraes
Marietta, Ohio

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics
Emily McVicker
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Outstanding Undergraduate Student, Nutrition
Jordyn Brehun
Strongville, Ohio

Outstanding Graduate Student, Nutrition Sciences
jonathan sisler
Valley View, Ohio

Outstanding Graduate Student, Combined Master of Science and Internship in Dietetics
Jordan Koellner
Carmel, IN

Outstanding Graduate Student, Food Science and Nutrition Online
Amy Fox
Lebanon, Ohio

physiological exercise

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Exercise Physiology and Pre-Physical Therapy
Kenzie Maurer
Fredericksburg, Ohio

Outstanding Graduate Student in Exercise Physiology
Samantha Murtif

physical therapy

Outstanding Graduate Student in Physiotherapy
Sarah Newkirk

Outstanding Graduate Student for Physiotherapy Service
Ryan Smith

Outstanding Graduate Student for Clinical Training in Physical Therapy
Shane Boehler

Feeding with milk

Outstanding Undergraduate Nursing Student
Thomas Zeklé

Outstanding Graduate Student in Nursing, MSN
Leslie Joseph
Bellefontaine, Ohio

Outstanding Graduate Student in Nursing, DNP
Colleen Jesberger

Clinical Excellence Award, Nursing
Thomas Zeklé

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication Science and Disorders
Megan Davis
South Charleston, Ohio

Outstanding Graduate Student in Speech-Language Pathology
Isabelle Van Gelder
Hinckley, Ohio

Outstanding Graduate Student in Audiology
Nicole Nadeau
Lee, NH

Outstanding Graduate Clinician in Speech-Language Pathology
jena jackson
Centerville, Ohio

Outstanding Graduate Clinician in Audiology
Jordan Zdinak
Community and public health

Outstanding Graduate for a Masters in Public Health
Nathan Gargas
Beaver Creek, Ohio

Environmental Health Sciences

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Environmental Health Sciences
Anna Müller
Avon, IN

Social work

Outstanding Undergraduate for Social Work
Audrey Raven

Outstanding Graduate for a Masters in Social Work
Kaitlyn Urbanik

Outstanding Graduate for Master of Social Work, South Campus
Kara Smith

Integrated health studies

Outstanding Undergraduate Student for Integrated Health Studies
Kendra Knight
Cleveland, Ohio

Dean’s Recognition Award

Outstanding Contributor to a Student Organization
Lane Cullums
Pomeroy, Ohio

Outstanding Contributor to a Student Organization – Unsung Hero Award
Nicolas Musico
Columbus, Ohio

Outstanding Graduate Student – Research
Rebecca Conatser
Athens, Ohio

Outstanding Freshman – Pre-Nurse
Cara Budd
Troy, Ohio

Outstanding Student Organization
nutrition club
Angela Bohyer, Advisor

Outstanding Contribution to a Large Community by a Student Organization
Exercise Physiology Club (Angie Hillman, Advisor)
BSN Student Organization (Eliza Harper and Robyn Rice, Advisors)

Outstanding Learning Community Award – Pre-Nursing Learning Community
Logan Waldie

Randy Leite Commitment Award for Community and Clinical Partners
Living Healthy in Appalachia

Outstanding Faculty Award

ASPIRE Award – Applied and Clinical Research
Dr. Jeff Russel
Eye tracking, neurocognition, mental health and concussions in performers

ASPIRE Award – Applied and Clinical Research
Dr Li Xu
Using artificial intelligence to improve human speech perception in noise

Lee Cibrowski Award for Faculty Counseling and Mentoring
Dr. Chao-Yang Lee

Innovative Teaching Award
Janelle Mitchell

Inspirational Teaching Award
Dr. Julie Brown

Outstanding Teaching Award
Chief Dane Salabak

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