Mississippi University for Women senior Shelby Greenwood has been named The W’s Outstanding Student Clinician for 2022 by the Mississippi Speech-Language Hearing Association (MSHA).
“I am passionate about this profession and am honored that my teachers at Mississippi University for Women can see that in me. I wouldn’t be the clinician I am today without them, and I am grateful to them for everything I have learned. This award validated that all the countless hours of hard work are paying off,” Greenwood said.
The Philadelphia native is a second-year graduate student and is currently at Neshoba County School District for second year placement.
Greenwood received the award at the annual MSHA Honor s Reception Thursday, Sept. 22. The annual conference gathers audiologists, speech-language pathologist and students for professional development. This year’s conference was titled, “Reaching New Heights.”
According to Greenwood, attending the conference immensely grew her skills as a future speech-language pathologist by participating in educational and medical meetings ranging in topics from literacy in speech-language pathology to treating a child with oromyofunctional deficits.
Greenwood added, “Growing up my parents always told me ‘confidence is key’ in any situation I faced. I learned at a young age to be confident and true to myself. This award for sure gave me a confidence boost as a clinician. It helped me to know I am on the right track to being the life changing clinician that I am striving to be. I hope to instill this same confidence in every client that I encounter daily.”
“The speech-language pathology faculty are so pleased to have Shelby receive the MSHA award for Outstanding Student Clinician for 2022. Shelby embodies what we look for in a graduate clinician – she is compassionate, open minded, a team player, organized, flexible, willing to learn and willing to make mistakes and hard working,” Ashley Alexander, interim department chair of speech-language pathology at The W. “All of these characteristics make Shelby an outstanding graduate clinician and will make her an excellent SLP when she completes her education. We are very proud of her and the work she continues to put in every day.”
Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the statewide professional organization for its members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, parents/caregivers, support personnel and students. The overall mission of the Mississippi Speech-language-Hearing Association is to support audiologists and speech-language pathologists in Mississippi by providing resources, information, and professional/continuing educational development opportunities; promote the highest ethical and professional standards; and advocate for legislation and regulation necessary for members to provide quality care for individuals with communication, hearing, balance and swallowing disorders.
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Oct. 5, 2022
Contact: Tyler Wheat