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Communication Disorders

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George H. and Mary Alice Bunney
This scholarship was established by George H. and Mary Alice ('38) Bunney in 1978. Mrs. Bunney taught in the Shelbyville, Mo., area for more than 30 years and served on the Truman Board of Regents for two terms. While on the Board, she occupied the positions of secretary, vice president and president. Mr. Bunney retired from the Department of Agriculture. Both are now deceased.

Dr. Paula Cochran Endowed
This endowed fund was initiated in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Truman State University Speech and Hearing Clinic and Communication Disorders program, through a gift of $15,000. Paula Cochran came to Truman in 1987 (then Northeast Missouri State University) from the University of Virginia where she earned her PhD in communication disorders. She is a native of Lancaster, Ohio. After achieving her undergraduate degree in English from the College of Wooster in 1976, she received a Rotary International Graduate Fellowship permitting her to study at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England where she received a Diploma in Linguistics. Paula earned a master's degree in speech-language pathology from Ohio University in 1978. Further gifts to the fund from alumni, friends and colleagues occurred upon her retirement as professor and chair from the Communication Disorders Department at Truman in 2016.

William F. Hall
This award was endowed upon the retirement of Dr. William Hall in 1982. Hall came to Truman in 1962 as a professor in speech pathology and director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic. In 1966, he became head of the Division of Special Programs and remained in that position until his retirement.

Holman Family Graduate Student
This scholarship fund was established in 2008 to commemorate the Holman family's long association with Truman State University. The home of Squire Paul and Meeda (Daniel) Holman was located at 1001 South Florence Street, near campus, and the family opened their home to numerous Truman students over the years. Paul served on the Truman staff, working as a custodian in Magruder Hall. They influenced their children, Charles, Wilmer and Vinita, to pursue a college education and had a positive impact on many Truman students' lives through their long association.

RiteCare Communication Disorders Leadership Award
This scholarship is funded through the Columbia Valley Scottish Rite Childhood Communications Endowment fund. RiteCare Valley of Columbia, Inc. made a gift of $100,000 to establish a permanently endowed fund to provide for training of students in the field of childhood communication disorders.

Aileen Hall Shoaff and Regina Davison
The Aileen Hall Shoaff and Regina Davison Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. Susan Shoaff-Ballanger and Mr. Jay Ballanger in honor of Susan's mother, Aileen Hall Shoaff and Jay's grandmother, Regina Davison.

James W. Sparks
Following his death in 1979, friends and relatives founded this award in memory of James W. Sparks ('57). Sparks began as a speech therapist at Sigourney (Iowa) High School. He came to the University in 1963 and served as an assistant professor of speech pathology through 1979.

The Stephanie Stoessel Communication Disorders Endowed
This scholarship endowment was created in 2016 by Stephanie Stoessel of St. Paul, Minnesota, to provide opportunity for deserving students to receive a Truman State University education. While a graduate student at Truman (then Northeast Missouri State University) Stephanie was an active member the Speech Pathologists Club. Stephanie graduated in 1976 having earned a master of arts degree in speech pathology. Prior to attending Truman, Stephanie earned an associate of arts degree at Indian Hills Community College (formerly Ottumwa Heights Junior College) and a bachelor of science at Iowa State University. Stephanie retired from the St. Paul Public School District in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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