Awards:
Marni Reisberg Recognition Award

This award is dedicated to the memory of Marni Reisberg. 

Marni Reisberg was a dedicated speech-language pathologist and an active member of NJSHA. Marni lost a long battle with cancer in May, 1996. Among her many professional achievements were: President Elect of NJSHA and Director of speech-language pathology at Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ, where she initiated landmark Total Quality management efforts. Marni was a member of ASHA’s Quality Improvement Committee and frequently presented at ASHA regional and state conferences. 

The Student Recognition Award has been established in Marni Resiberg’s honor, celebrating her dedication to growth and development within the field of medical speech-language pathology. Marni had a strong belief in quality education and positive practical learning experiences. NJSHA celebrates her commitment to future speech-language pathologists through this recognition program. 

A monetary award will be presented to one student from each graduate program in NJ. Recipients must meet the predetermined qualifications consistent with Marni’s goals. Students will be recognized at the Annual Convention. See Requirements.

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Past Recipients of the Marni Reisberg Memorial
and Student Recognition Award
 

2016
Nicole Jonas Kean University
2016
Lauren Zayatz Monmouth University
2016
Sean McChesney Montclair State University
2016
Kaitlyn Berninger Stockton University
2016
Danielle Diessner Seton Hall University
2016
Nicole D'Achille William Patterson University
     
2015
Megan McGrath Kean University
2015
Margaret Horsfield-Burt Montclair State University
2015
Jaime Napurano Seton Hall University
2015
Kelly C. Maslanik Stockton University
2015
Nicole DeStefano William Patterson University
     
2014
Megan Hester Kean University
2014
Brittany Drake Montclair State University
2014
Lisa Wolf Seton Hall University
2014
Sara Ilenko The Richard Stocton College of New Jersey
2014
Christina Mucciolo William Patterson University
     
2013
Ann Marie Della Valle Kean University
2013
Brenda Neolen-Kiely Montclair State University
2013
Gabrielle Losasso Seton Hall University
2013
Emily Kaufman William Patterson University
     
2012
Jessica Lewis Kean University
2012
Lisa Rose McCabe Montclair State University
2012
Alexandra Milder Seton Hall University
2012
Lorianne Faber William Patterson University
     
2011
Jennifer Vill Kean University
2011
Judy Andersen Montclair State University
2011
Margaret Chanin Seton Hall University
2011
Rebecca Zolotkovsky William Patterson University
     
2010
Jessica Miller Kean University
2010
Christina Lopez Montclair State University
2010
Danielle LoPomo Seton Hall University
2010
Jillian Kahn William Patterson University
     
2009
Rossana Bonavita Kean University
2009
Angela Prasad Montclair State University
2009
Julia A. Izbinsky Seton Hall University
2009
Robert Waldron William Paterson University
     
2008
Danielle R. Catarino Kean University
2008
Janel Modoski Montclair State University
2008
Angela Heerah Park Seton Hall University
2008
Shawna Gearhart William Paterson University
     
2007
Lynne Penk Kean University
2007
Jolene Theresa Lawton Montclair State University
2007
Liliya May Seton Hall University
2007
Ann Brown William Paterson University

Student Recognition Award Requirements

  • Student Recognition Award will be presented to one graduate student from each university.
  • Selection of one graduate student who exemplifies the characteristics described in the award criteria below.
  • University supervisor will provide a narrative relating to the specific points outlined in the criteria with accompanying clinical examples.
  • Letters of additional support can be provided by off-site clinical supervisors as well.
  • Clinical experience with a medically-based population must be hands-on and not based on observation. This would probably occur in the last semester(s) of a student's practicum program.
  • Please submit the name of the student with supportive documentation by January.
  • The awards' committee will review your nominee's qualifications and notify you of their decision by February.
Each deserving student will be nominated and selected by each school based upon the following criteria:
  1. The student must be a full-time matriculated master's degree candidate in speech-language pathology.
  2. The student must have maintained an accumulative grade point average of 3.5.
  3. The student must have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career path in medical speech-language pathology.
  4. The student must have completed a minimum of one clinical practicum in a medical setting or presently be engaged in a clinical practicum in a medical setting.
Each student needs to exemplify the following attributes:
  1. A natural curiosity for expanding his/her knowledge base independently.
  2. Demonstrate an objective yet sensitive approach toward the patient served and their families during the evaluation and treatment process.
  3. Be an active listener, integrating the goals and concerns of the patient and family into the treatment plan.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, both of the same discipline and in other professions for the benefit of the patient served.
  5. Display the highest standards of integrity and ethical principles in accordance with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Code of Ethics.
  6. Demonstrate an interest in issues affecting the profession (i.e., involvement in NJSHA, etc.).

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