CSD Outstanding Alumni Award

The CSD Outstanding Alumni Award is given annually to our alumni who have shown outstanding achievement in the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. Nomination letters should detail the nominee's qualifications for the award and include their curriculum vita. Additional letters of support are optional, but appreciated. Submit nominations to csd@wichita.edu by October 1. 

List of Previous Award Recipients

Click for the 2014 CSD Outstanding Alumni Event Registration form
Those attending for CEU's may pick up their certificates at the registration table.

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2014: Michael Morgan, PhD

Dr. Michael Morgan (PhD from WSU, 1992) is Dean of Education, Health, and Human Services at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh.  A native of Hutchinson, Kansas, he received his B.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma, and his MA and PhD from Wichita State University in Communicative Disorders and Sciences.  Clinical experiences include a community clinic, public schools, an intermediate care facility for persons with developmentally disabilities, and university clinics.  Following his Doctorate degree, he accepted an Assistant Professorship at SUNY Plattsburgh, which is located in the northern region of New York State at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains and beside Lake Champlain.  He achieved full professor while focusing in the areas of voice disorders and stuttering.  He currently teaches graduate courses in these subjects and continues clinical work, including all voice assessments in the SUNY Plattsburgh Voice Lab.  

Over the past 15 years, Dr. Morgan has served in various leadership positions at SUNY Plattsburgh including Chairperson of the Communication Disorders and Sciences Department, Chairperson of Childhood Education, Associate Dean and now Dean of Education, Health, and Human Services.  He oversees programs in Education Leadership, Expeditionary Studies, Communication Disorders and Sciences, Counseling, Fitness and Wellness Leadership, Human Development and Family Relations, Military Studies, Nursing, Nutrition, Social Work, and Teacher Education.  He serves on the Board for the SUNY Urban Teacher Education Center, an organization responsible for placing students in New York City for student teaching.  At home, he enjoys time with his wife, four children, and Goldendoodle. 

Continuing Education Event

Continuing education clock hours have been approved for Kansas licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS).

Friday, April 25, 2014       4:00–6:00 PM       Ahlberg Hall, Room 200
On-site registration starts at 3:30 PM. Honoree reception begins at 4:00 PM.

Award at 4:45 PM. Remarks from Dr. Anthony Vizzini, VP of Academic Affairs; Dr. Keith Pickus,
CHP Interim Dean; and Deborah Kennedy, Executive Director, WSU Alumni Association.

Speaker presentation begins at 5:00 PM.

The Path of Leadership
Michael D. Morgan, PhD, CCC-SLP
Division of Education, Health, and Human Services
State University of New York at Plattsburgh

COST: FREE, 1.0 clock hour

This talk will address several key factors of leadership within the contexts of speech-language pathologists working in environments with other professionals and leaders of clinical/academic teams.

Following the talk, audience members will be able to:
1. Explain the use of shared values to create an environment that promotes success for all community members.
2. Describe the importance of viewing issues from multiple perspectives.
3. Discuss key factors of conflict resolution in a team environment.

Saturday, April 26, 2014       9:00 AM–12:00 PM       Ahlberg Hall, Room 200

On-site registration starts a half hour before each session. Continental breakfast and afternoon snacks provided. Lunch on your own. Discount of $10 for attending both Saturday sessions ($40 total).

Rethinking Clinical Approaches to Cultural Competency
Amy Drassen Ham, PhD, MPH, MA
Department of Public Health Sciences
Wichita State University

COST: $30, 3.0 clock hours

Through the format and content of this workshop, participants should be able to acquire:
• Explain the importance of cultural competency education for health professionals
• Recognize limitation to current approaches to cultural competency
• Recognize different conceptual frameworks for understanding health and illness
• Understand the role of clinical providers in cross-cultural relationships
• Appreciate factors related to disparate health outcomes
• Recognize the importance of  self-evaluation and influence of personal bias
• Accept cultural competency as professional responsibility
• Appreciate the possibility of negotiating intervention
• Apply workshop content to clinical case studies
• Demonstrate ways to merge biomedicine with other forms of healing

Saturday, April 26, 2014       1:30–3:30 PM       Ahlberg Hall, Room 200

Finding the “Person” in Person-Centered Care
Anthony DiLollo, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Wichita State University

COST: $20, 2.0 clock hours

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Define PCC and how it impacts health care service provision.
2. Describe how to integrate PCC with traditional intervention practices.

Click for the 2014 CSD Outstanding Alumni Event Registration form 
Those attending for CEU's may pick up their certificates at the registration table.


Parking for event: Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260

  • Pull in the Harvard Street entrance, on the south side of WSU from 17th Street.
  • At the stop sign (directly in front of AH) you may take either a left or right onto Perimeter Road, to access student parking lots.
  • You may park in any student lot (green signage).
  • You may enter at the front of the building (stairs) or side (ramp) entrances of AH.
  • Event is in Room 200 AH on the main floor (past the elevators) in the north hallway.

Click below for downloadable campus maps:

WSU Main Campus (includes link to WSU Shuttle System; offers additional parking options).
Eugene Hughes Metropolitan Complex (MX)