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Distinguished Alumni Awards

Our CAHS Distinguished Alumni for 2017

Class of 2017 Distinguished Alumni 


Clinical and Health Information Sciences
Ms. Julie A. Dooling ’13, ’15

Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Gene K. Balzer ’80, ’83

Nutritional Sciences
Ms. Allison E. Baker-Kuhn ’13, ’15

Rehabilitation Sciences
Dr. Amy Banks ’06

Social Work
Ms. Miriam Crenshaw ’83

Distinguished Alumni Awards 

Each year, the College of Allied Health Sciences will award one alumnus from each department with a Distinguished Alumni Award. Please join us as we continue this exciting tradition.

Distinguished Alumni Award Criteria
  • Graduate of the University of Cincinnati in one of the following departments or programs: Analytical and Diagnostic Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health Information Management, Nutritional Sciences, Rehabilitation Sciences, or Social Work more than 10 years ago.
  • Has made a significant contribution in his or her chosen profession through practice, teaching, administration, education, research, writing, organizational work involving health care or an innovation in health care.
  • Current employees of the University of Cincinnati are not eligible for consideration
Recent Graduate Achievement Award Criteria
  • Has distinguished themselves in their chosen profession or community service
  • Graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences within the past 10 years
  • Current employees of the University of Cincinnati are not eligible for consideration
  • Individuals who have been presented the Recent Graduate Achievement Award may be nominated and selected at a later date for the Distinguished Alumni Award.  There must be at least five years between the presentation of the Recent Graduate Achievement Award and the nomination for the Distinguished Alumni Award.


Past College of Allied Health Sciences Distinguished Alumni Classes 

Alan Vespie, MEd,CNMT, RT(N), 82', 97'
Ian McKay, PhD, 76', 91'
Nicholas Ollberding, PhD, 08'
Elizabeth Dulaney-Cripe, MD, 05', 09'
Gregory Stewart, PhD, 81', 12'

Dana Harley, PhD, MSW, LISW-S, ‘03
Julie Honaker, PhD, ’99, ‘06 
Debra Lierl, Med, RRT, ’75, 
Thais C. Morata, PhD, ‘90
Lauren Niemes, Med, RD, LD, ‘83
Micahel Sclafani, DPT, CSCS, ‘13

M. Kay Brown, MSW, '71, '02
Dawn Paulson, MJ, RHIA, 09
Harrison Blackmond, AuD, 70', '71
Shareen Lee, 07'
Nancy Nevin Folino, MA, 83'
Kent Martin, 10'

Sandra Tattershall, ‘76
Lawrence Suddendorf, 86’
Erin Head, 10’
Jean Sepate, 83’
Nancy Emenaker, 89’
Bethany Dugan, 06’

Ann Kumar
Kyle Combs, 08’
Pierce Boyne, 07’
Julie Kenniston, 10’
April Martin, 09’
Jason Roberts, 07’

Distinguished Alumni
Ruth Clinton, LISW-S, 78'
Marein de Jong, PhD, 02’ 
Wayne A. Secord, PhD, 80'

Recent Graduate Achievement Award Recipients
Christine Schumacher, RHIA, 07'
Lynzie Schulte, DPT, 05'
Tamara J. Ward, RD, CSO, LD, 08'

Distinguished Alumni
Polly A. Elmlinger, RHIA, 07’
Judith A. Hughes, BS, CNMT, 67’
Judith Marlowe, Ph.D., FAAA, 71’

Young Alumni Achievement Award Recipients
Fonnie G. Lawson, 00’
Erin A. Wagner, MS, 06’



Nomination Form

Do you know the nominee personally

Distinguished Alumni Awards for the College of Allied Health Science

Contact Us

For more information on alumni relations and supporting the college, please contact:

Angie Hawk
Director of Development
(513) 556-6148 

Bri Coggins 
Associate Director of Alumni Relations 
(513) 556-4005

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