Each year the Department honors a few students who have demonstrated exemplary skills and dedication over the course of their program. The names of these award winners are engraved on a plaque that is permanently displayed in Eagleson Hall to honor their achievements and each will receive a monetary award from the department. To see this year's award recipients, watch our achievement awards presentation!

Undergraduate Achievement Award

Since 1995 we have presented an award to one graduating Bachelor of Science student in Speech and Hearing Sciences, who has been accepted into one of our Department’s graduate programs in Speech and Hearing Sciences. This award was created to support and recognize the importance of advanced study in our discipline. We recognize one student whose accomplishments define “outstanding achievement” in terms of scholarship, determination, and commitment to improving the lives of people with communication disorders.

Carrell-Miner Clinical Achievement Award for Speech-Language Pathology

The award recipients of the Carrell-Miner Clinical Achievement Award are selected not only for their strong academic performance and demonstrated excellence in clinical practice, but for their potential to make significant contributions to our profession as they embark on their new careers as clinicians. We recognize two Master of Science students; one from our Core Speech-Language Pathology program and one from our Medical Speech-Language Pathology program.

This award was originally established in 1986 in tribute to two important faculty members in the life of our Department: Dr. James Carrell and Dr. Ada Miner. Dr. Carrell began his career at the UW in 1939 and helped develop and inspire the clinical and research programs that ultimately formed our department in 1975. Dr. Miner joined the faculty in 1955 where she took charge of our Department’s clinical education program. She has been described as “passionate", demanding the very highest level of commitment and performance from our students.  Each award recipient we feel embodies this dedication and commitment to the field.

Yantis Clinical Achievement Award for Audiology

This award was established in the memory of Philip Yantis, who had a long and illustrious career as a researcher, professor, Director of the Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Program, and finally as Professor Emeritus of Audiology in our Department.  This award was created by his widow, Ellie Yantis, to support graduate education in audiology at the University of Washington and is offered to one Doctor of Audiology student who we feel exemplifies the knowledge, achievements, character, and passion for audiology demonstrated by Dr. Yantis.