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Awards and Scholarships


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Augusta University AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS


SAMUEL M. GOODRICH ENDOWED HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

drsamuelmgoodrichDr. Samuel M. Goodrich was born in his family's home in Milledgeville and attended Georgia Military College Prep and Junior College before transferring to the University of Georgia, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. He received bachelor's degrees in chemistry, physics and biology from UGA and his medical degree in 1961 from the Medical College of Georgia, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at MCG, then served as an Army major at Fort Bragg, N.C. He returned to MCG as an assistant professor before opening his practice in Milledgeville, Ga., in 1969.

The award is presented annually to a student entering their final year of study who demonstrates academic success, leadership and service to the university, profession, community and state.

Nominations are submitted by faculty to their departmental representative for Alpha Eta. Recipients are selected by the Oconee Regional Healthcare Foundation Awards Committee.
Criteria

  1. Recipients must be enrolled in a healthcare or healthcare-related field of study
  2. A minimum of two years toward a program should be completed to demonstrate commitment to a particular field of study for graduate programs. All graduate program students who have been accepted into the selected graduate program meet this qualification

Amount
$1,000 - $5,000 (2013-14 academic year)

 

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JOHN F. BEARD AWARD FOR COMPASSIONATE CARE

This award, endowed by William Porter “Billy” Payne, chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, and his wife, Martha, was established in 1998 in memory of Mrs. Payne's father, who died of cancer the year before. It honors Augusta University President Emeritus Francis J. Tedesco and Dr. Mark F. Williams (MCG '88), who treated Mr. Beard during his hospitalization at Georgia Regents Medical Center.

This award is intended to honor the highest ideals and achievements in compassionate health care service at Augusta University, to foster and encourage habits of compassion and kindness, and to identify an individual unselfishly devoted to patients who demonstrates compassion in the Augusta University community. Students in all Augusta University colleges are eligible.

Criteria
A graduating student considered to have performed significant, meritorious, and compassionate service, without expectation of recognition or reward, to Augusta University patients, families or community. The academic record of nominees is not considered. Judges are asked to select the person they feel has shown the most extraordinary compassion while providing health care. There are no specific selection criteria, however, the Board of Selectors will consider whether the nominee:

  1. Identified with patients and worked to resolve their non-medical concerns
  2. Devoted a significant amount of time to his/her patient
  3. Helped patients overcome unusual challenges
  4. Took an active role in patient care rather than serving as a figurehead
  5. Worked to create positive change for his/her patients

Amount
$40,000

Recipients
2017 - D'Neka Colzie, Physician Assistant
2016 - Joshua Pumroy, Physician Assistant
2015 - Jenny Dickson, Physician Assistant
2014 - Edgar Shartilow, Medicine
2013 - Elizabeth Prince-Coleman, Physician Assistant
2012 - Katie Cook, Medicine
2011 - Lauren Mitchell, Medicine
2010 - Mary McAdams, Nursing
2009 - Mark Witcher, Medicine
2008 - Winston Wang, Nursing
2007 - Glen Iannucci, Medicine
2006 - John Piede, Medicine
2005 - Lorena Narvaez, Physician Assistant
2004 - Perry Sheffield, Medicine
2003 - Angela Moon, Radiologic Sciences
2002 - Kelly Knowles, Medicine
2001 - Lori Burton, Nursing
2000 - Angela Moore
1999 - Mark Daniel, Physician Assistant
1998 - Tywaun Tillman, Medicine

 

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CAHS AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

RAYMOND C. BARD SCHOLARSHIP AWARD  »

BIAGIO J. VERICELLA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD  »

Augusta University FACULTY & SPOUSE CLUB AWARD  »

ALPHA ETA LEADERSHIP & SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP  »

CAHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS  »

ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS (ASAHP) SCHOLARSHIP OF EXCELLENCE AWARD  »


RAYMOND C. BARD SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

drraymondcbardDr. Raymond C. Bard was the founding dean of the Augusta University College of Allied Health Sciences and served from  1968-88. This award was established in his memory for his valuable contributions, vision and philosophy for the college that continues to this day.

The award is presented annually to a student entering their final year of study who demonstrates academic success, leadership and service to university, profession, community and state.

Nominations are submitted by faculty to their departmental representative for Alpha Eta. Nominated students will complete a nomination form to describe their service activities. Applicants are selected by the Alpha Eta Awards Committee and presented at the spring awards ceremony.


Criteria

  1. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  2. Student is in their final year of study at Augusta University

Amount
$500

Recipients
2012 - Elizabeth Huff Prince-Coleman, Physician Assistant
2011 - Leah Springer, Physician Assistant
2010 - Carrie Smith, Physician Assistant
2009 - Toni Leigh McDaniel, Physical Therapy

 

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BIAGIO J. VERICELLA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

drbiagiojvericella This award was created in honor of Dr. Biagio J. Vericella, who came to Augusta University in 1973, became associate dean in 1976 and dean in 1988. The allied health programs continued to gain an excellent national reputation under his tenure through his retirement in 2001.

The award is presented annually to a graduating student who epitomizes compassion, optimism, mentoring, leadership and service within the college, the university and the community.

Nominations are submitted by faculty to their Alpha Eta departmental representative.

Faculty will provide a letter of support for the nominee from the department chairperson or faculty member. Nominated students will complete a nomination form to describe their service activities. Applicants are selected by the Alpha Eta Awards Committee and presented at the spring awards ceremony.

Criteria

  1. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  2. Student demonstrates compassion, optimism, mentoring, leadership and service
  3. Student is in their final year of study at Augusta University

Amount
$500

Recipients
2012 - Crystal Rae Cox Skipper, Occupational Therapy
2011 - Jamie Pope, Occupational Therapy
2010 - Katherine Washington, Physical Therapy
2009 - Elizabeth Margaret Schleisman, Physical Therapy

 

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Augusta University FACULTY AND SPOUSE CLUB SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

This award is presented by the Augusta University Faculty and Spouse Club to one outstanding student from each of the five health sciences colleges at Augusta University. Each CAHS department submits one nominee.

Criteria

  1. Student must not be in their final year of study
  2. Student must show financial need
  3. Student must show academic promise (include GPA/potential to make a meaningful contribution to chosen field)
  4. Student must show service to others (including outside Augusta University)
  5. Nominated students will complete a nomination form to describe their service activities.

Amount
$2,000

Recipients
2017 - Chase Pendley, Physical Therapy
2015 - Brian Berl, Physical Therapy
2012 - Deborah R. Perling, Physician Assistant
2011 - Leah Springer, Physician Assistant
2010 - Bobby Chad Kellett, Physician Assistant
2009 - Tamesha Pittman, Occupational Therapy

 

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ALPHA ETA SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS

Alpha Eta is the national allied health sciences honor society. This award is presented to a graduating student who demonstrates leadership and service to the community while attending Augusta University. Applicants are selected by the Executive Board and department representatives of the Alpha Eta Society. The number of awards given annually is determined by the Executive Board.

Criteria
Applicants who are considered, but not selected, for one of the following awards are eligible.

  • Raymond C. Bard Scholarship Award
  • Biagio J. Vericella Scholarship Award
  • Augusta University Faculty and Spouse Club Scholarship Award

Applicants are selected on:

  1. Service to the community
  2. Leadership while attending Augusta University

Amount
$100

Recipients
2012
   ■ Andrew P. Aiken, Health Informatics
   ■ Daniel S. Anderson, Medical Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences
   ■ Charlotte H. Blackmon, Respiratory Therapy
   ■ Lacey Ann Campbell, Medical Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences
   ■ Amber Carden, Occupational Therapy
   ■ Katelyn M. Carnow, Physical Therapy
   ■ Theresa K. Craig, Respiratory Therapy
   ■ Ashley F. Cryder, Dental Hygiene
   ■ Neva K. Gulsby, Physician Assistant
   ■ James G. Haddon, Physical Therapy
   ■ Yodit Hailegiorgis, Dental Hygiene
   ■ Jessica A. Rooke, Occupational Therapy
   ■ Alan Soskel, Health Informatics
   ■ Stefanie V. Talbott, Dental Hygiene
   ■ Vergilia M. Velez, Medical Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences

2011
   ■ Anjoli Badall, Health Informatics
   ■ Noelle Lamberth, Health Informatics
   ■ Amber Ross, Respiratory Therapy
   ■ Stephen "Tyler" Shultz, Physical Therapy
   ■ Jonathon Kruse, Physical Therapy
   ■ Catalina Valencia Urbizo, Physician Assistant
   ■ Jessica Shackelford, Dental Hygiene
   ■ Justin Daniel, Dental Hygiene
   ■ Crystal Skipper, Occupational Therapy
   ■ V.J. Patel, Medical Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences
   ■ Irsha Washington, Medical Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences

2010
   ■ April Bowen, Health Informatics
   ■ Gina Cochran, Physician Assistant
   ■ Oluwadamilare Aina, Occupational Therapy

2009
   ■ Robin Arthur, Health Informatics
   ■ Natalie Moseley, Physician Assistant
   ■ Natalie Muchnick, Occupational Therapy
   ■ Evaristus Okogie, Dental Hygiene
   ■ Katherine Pinson, Clinical Lab Science
   ■ Catherine Simmons, Respiratory Therapy

 

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COLLEGE OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The College of Allied Health Sciences Alumni Association created these scholarships to support CAHS students who are student members of the association. Applicants are selected by the CAHS Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Criteria
Applicants will complete a form with the following information:

  1. A statement describing their reasons for pursuing a career in their chosen field
  2. Career plans following graduation
  3. Self motivation for improvement
  4. Leadership potential

Amount
$250 (number of awards given varies annually)

Recipients
2012 - Lacey Campbell, Brittany Walker, Leah Springer
2011 - Patrick Jackson, Chad Kellett, Linsey Lee
2010 - Linda Fonju, Laura Farmer, Jessica Shackelford
2009 - Adrienne S. Jones, Matthew Kiser, Jessica Montgomery

 

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ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS (ASAHP) SCHOLARHIP OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

This scholarship program recognizes outstanding students who are achieving excellence in their academic programs and have significant potential to assume future leadership roles in the allied health professions.

Unique accomplishments are an important consideration in selecting the recipient. Among the qualities that will be recognized are:

  • academic achievements
  • service to the institution and the community
  • leadership
  • extracurricular activities
  • evidence of strong communication skills

Criteria

  1. Candidates must be enrolled in a college or school that is an institutional member of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (CAHS maintains an active membership in ASAHP)
  2. Candidates must have successfully completed at least one term at the institution
  3. Candidates must be enrolled in a career entry-level, degree-granting program; all degree levels are eligible (associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral)
  4. Financial need is not a criteria for eligibility

Amount
$1,000

 

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PT AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS


APHA-ETA SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP  »

DEPARTMENT CHAIR'S AWARD  »

BELLA J. MAY AWARD  »

COMPASSIONATE CARE AWARD  »

WHO'S WHO AMONG STUDENTS IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES  »

ALPHA UPSILON PHI  »

 

ALPHA-ETA SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

alphaetaAugusta University established a chapter of the Alpha Eta Society, the national honor society for allied health professions, in 1975. It  promotes scholarship, friendship and recognition of high attainment in the allied health professions. Membership is limited to 20 percent of the graduating class.

Criteria
Students nominated for membership must have a 3.50 GPA and demonstrate excellence in school, professional, community, and leadership activities.

Recipients
2017 - Sara Burch, Timothy Collins, Jonathan Gill, Michael Jackson, Lori Lusk, Austin Shelnutt, Martin Weatherby, Kelly Young
2016 - Brian Berl, Justin Suttles, Chris Carter, Andrea Orton, Heather Hagler, Matt Allgood, Mark Cebul, Landon Watters
2015 - Julia Cook, Erika De La Cruz, Michelle O’Brien, Kallie Phillips, Sheida Rezai, Amy Wallace, Casey Wolfe
2014 - Katie Adams, Brett Bowen, Caitlin Chamblee, Caleb Mellinger, Hooman Nourparvar, Allie Sadow, Michelle Wehner
2013 - Grey Haddon, Allyson Harten, Tina O’Connor, Teressa Petosky, Michelle Simpson, Katie Steiner
2012 - Jason R. Baareman, Katelyn M. Carnow, John E. Griffin, III, Kirsten C. McCorvey, Taylor J. Minor
2011 - Whitney L. Bass, Kimberly L. Bevillard, Diana Gantt, Gina L. Gibson, Meredith L. Lu, Clay McCollum, Sam Vaid
2010 - Toni Allison, Amanda Evans, Katherine Washington, Cary West
2009 - Mario Cruz, Leanna Dailey, Chris Shields, Tori Smith, Alex Volfson
2008 - Lindsey Capps, Rebekah Gillespie, Margaret Kitterman, Tammy Loyd

 

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DEPARTMENT CHAIR'S AWARD

This award is given to acknowledge and honor a student who has demonstrated excellent leadership and provided outstanding service to the class, program and college. Contributions should be of exceptional value to the Department of Physical Therapy. Applicants will be judged on the basis of the results of an individual’s service, not merely the duration or continuity of that service. Service may be in the realm of any area(s) of the program, including, but not limited to, patient care activities and service to community, Augusta University and professional organizations.

Criteria

  1. Has demonstrated strong commitment to class, program and school.
  2. Has demonstrated leadership skills, clarity of communication and ability to articulate realistic goals and plans.
  3. Has demonstrated evidence of potential contribution to physical therapy.

Recipients
2017 - Emily Senger
2016 - Mindy Hickman
2015 - Michelle O'Brien
2014 - Hooman Nourparvar
2013 - James Haddon
2012 - Jonathon Kruse
2011 - Tabitha Korona
2009 - Leanna Dailey
2008 - Margaret Kitterman
2006 - Alison Holmes

 

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BELLA J. MAY AWARD

bellaymaysmallThis award, endowed by and named for the founder of the Augusta University Physical Therapy program, recognizes the graduating student who shows the greatest potential of becoming a caring, competent, creative and contributing member of the profession.

 

 

 

 

 Criteria

  1. Has exhibited outstanding academic and clinical performance consistently throughout the program
  2. Has exhibited support of and involvement in the APTA
  3. Has exhibited creativity and innovation in solving clinical and academic problems
  4. Has exhibited dedication to quality patient care
  5. Determined to be the student who is most likely to become a contributing member of the profession and the professional association

Amount
$500 - $800

Recipients
2017 - Martin Weatherby
2016 - Jordan Thrasher
2015 - Michelle O'Brien
2012 - Jonathon Kruse
2011 - Tyler Shultz
2009 - Stacey Darrish
2008 - Tracy Evans
2005 - Blaine Henry
2004 - Shanika Shannon
2002 - Allison Gilmer and Katie Lawrence
2001 - Chris Nesbitt
2000 - Richare Darin Durell
1999 - Tammy Williams
1998 - Angela Skarsaune

 

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COMPASSIONATE CARE AWARD

This award gives a graduating physical therapy student an opportunity to be rewarded for giving exceptionally compassionate care in their clinical experiences.

Criteria

  1. Identified with patients and worked to resolve their non-medical concerns
  2. Devoted a significant amount of time to his/her patient
  3. Helped patients overcome unusual challenges
  4. Took an active role in patient care rather than serving as a figurehead
  5. Worked to create positive change for his/her patients

Recipients
2017 - Alexandra Salch
2016 - Ryan McMillan
2015 - Erika De La Cruz
2014 - Ashley McLain
2013 - Justin Horne
2012 - Sierra Sasser
2011 - Meredith Lu
2010 - Katherine Washington
2009 - Alexis Wilburn
2008 - Margaret Kitterman

 

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WHO'S WHO AMONG STUDENTS IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES

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Outstanding students from 1,400 colleges and universities worldwide are recognized in the annual directory, published since 1934. About six Augusta University PT students are selected for membership each year.

Criteria
The award is based on scholarship, leadership in extracurricular activities, citizenship, service to CAHS, and potential for continued success.

Recipients
2017 - Sara Burch, Rachel Cozart, Samatha Garrison, Jonathan Gill, John Gordon, Lori Lusk, Alexa Sarmir, Emily Senger, Martin Weatherby, Kelly Young
2016 - Brian Berl, Christopher Carter, Alyssa Bryant, Justin Suttles, Heather Hagler, Sarah Parker, Jordan Thrasher, Jahan Threeths
2015 - Julia Cook, Erika De La Cruz, Brien Lee, Michelle O’Brien, Kallie Phillips, Sheida Rezai
2014 - Kendal Bowers, Caleb Mellinger, Katie Adams, Brett Bowen, Allyson Sadow, Jason Salisbury, Michele Terschan
2013 - Gentry Baum, Grey Haddon, Allyson Harten, Megan Hinckley, Erin McGonegal, Teressa Petosky, Michelle Simpson
2012 - Mario Cruz, Leanna Dailey, Chris Shields, Tori Smith, Rebecca Tank, Alex Volfson
2011 - Whitney L. Bass, Kimberly L. Bevillard, Colby M. Boers, Diana Gantt, Gina Gibson, Meredith L. Lu, Clay McCollum, Sam Vaid
2010 - Toni Allison, Naomi Cook, Katie Dachenhauser, David Drinkard, Amanda Evans, Luis Hernandez, Erin Manly, Leigh Rackley, Elizabeth   Stafford, Katherine Washington, Chrissie Weidner, Jenny Young
2009 - Mario Cruz, Leanna Dailey, Chris Shields, Tori Smith, Rebecca Tank, Alex Volfson
2008 - Joel Alcoba, Tracy Evans, Margaret Kitterman, Tammy Loyd, Lindsey Masters, Rachel Moore

 

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ALPHA UPSILON PHI

This award was created to oversee, promote and reward service and leadership efforts by gru students, faculty, and staff. Up to 10% of the graduating DPT students may be nominated by the Department.

Criteria
Candidates must complete an AUPhi Service & Leadership Resume that clearly identifies each activity by category: college, campus or community. In order to allow time to review resumes, they must be returned to the department chair by Feb. 28. Recipients are notified on or before April 1.

Recipients
2013 - Megan Hickley
2012 - Jonathon I. Kruse
2010 - Stacey L. Jones, Tabitha F. Korona, Tyler Shultz

 

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