This award gives visible recognition to legislators who exhibit exceptional involvement as an advocate for individuals with speech, language, or hearing impairments.Exceptional involvement may be defined as including, but not limited to the following:
Award: A personalized plaque to be presented at the GSHA Honors and Awards Ceremony, state Capitol, or in the honoree’s hometown office. GSHA designees and constituents of the honoree will be requested to attend the presentation. A photograph of the honoree and those attending the presentation will be published in the GSHA magazine and the honoree’s hometown newspaper.
This award recognizes longstanding involvement in GSHA and lifetime professional or scientific achievement in the field of communication sciences and disorders. A nominee must have been an active participant in GSHA no less than five years. The nominee must have demonstrated outstanding contribution to his/her profession in at least three of the following areas:
This award recognizes leadership within the field of communication sciences and disorders. A nominee must have been an active member of GSHA no less than five years. The nominee must show outstanding leadership to his/her profession in both of the following areas:
This award recognizes outstanding professional achievement by a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Individuals nominated must have three or more years of experience in his/her profession and have demonstrated outstanding contribution in at least one of the following:
This award gives visible recognition to members of the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (GSHA) who, as volunteers, exhibit exceptional involvement.Exceptional involvement may be defined as including, but not limited to, the following:
This award is established in memory of Jack Bess for his many years of support of and contributions to the speech-language pathology and audiology professions. This award recognizes outstanding contribution to the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association by a member who has been a member of GSHA for five (5) years or less. A nominee must have made a significant contribution to GSHA by demonstrating enthusiasm for the organization and a willingness to accept responsibility and serve the organization in an effective manner.
Administration of the Jack Bess Memorial Fund:
This award recognizes a student who has displayed exceptional scholastic achievement, leadership skills, and professional involvement in research or service at the local or national level.
Scholarship: The amount of the scholarship will be $500.00 and will be taken from the Jack Bess Memorial Fund.
We're sorry, but the nominee must be a current GSHA member to be considered for an award.