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2024 Annual Awards

The School of Education and Health Sciences gives out a number of awards each year to students, faculty and staff. Here is a list of the 2024 award winners.

Fifteen undergraduate students posing against a blue backdrop

Department of Health and Sport Science

John L. Macbeth Memorial Award of Excellence

​​Katherine G. Edwards
Jonathan Abbarno

James B. LaVanche Award of Excellence

Angelina T. Koch 
Ryan E. Packard

Thomas J. Frericks Award of Excellence

Madeline G. Dodenhoff, Community Health
Amy M. Doyle, Health & Fitness
Andrew M. Mason, Sport Management

Elizabeth L. Schroeder Award of Excellence

Nicole R. Palmieri

James M. Landis Memorial Award of Excellence

Maria C. Wellman, Exercise & Movement Science
Kaitlyn A. Miller, Integrative Physiology
Liliana L. Ticchione, Occupational & Behavioral Studies

Rising Excellent Student Award

Teah P. Haag

Lloyd L. Laubach Servant Leader Award of Excellence

Abigail L. Hughes

Flyer Future Nurse Leader Award

Grace A. Phillips

awards on a table

Department of Teacher Education

Brother Joseph W. Stander, S.M. Award of Excellence

Regan M. Smith 

William A. and Ethel M. Beitzel Award of Excellence

Timothy C. Jennings

Daniel L. Leary Award of Excellence

Megan K. Buzzanca

The Rev. George J. Rennecker, S.M., Award of Excellence

Dustin A. Witten

Dr. Harry E. Hand Memorial Award of Excellence

Shannon O. Ahern

Raymond and Beulah Horn Award of Excellence

Katlyn J. Zeman

Frank and Lois New Award

Nicole C. Gardner

Kacie Hausfeld Award of Distinction

Emma J. Klaus

Dr. Mary R. Sudzina Award of Demonstrated Excellence

Caroline I. Leatherman

George A. Pflaum ‘25 Award of Excellence

Karlie J. Severance
Christina M. Troidl

Brother Louis J. Faerber, S.M., Award of Excellence

Abigail Southworth

Seven graduate students posing with awards against a large window

Department of Counselor Education and Human Services

Chaminade Award for Excellence in Counseling

James Edwards-Kenion
Jacob Dodson

Award of Exemplary Academics in Applied Behavior Analysis

Emma Wilt

Grappling Award for Excellence in Higher Education and Student Affairs

Amanda Allgood

Graduate Student Showcase Award - Higher Education and Student Affairs in Student Research

Amanda Alexander

Graduate Student Showcase Award - Educational Specialist in School Psychology

Ann McGlaughlin

Laura Kuebel Award of Distinction in School Psychology

Eric Gilkey

Eugene K. Moulin Award of Excellence in Counseling

Carla Langford
Jennifer Liptak

three students holding awards with their three professional mentors

Physical Therapy

Outstanding Performance Award

Camryn Yacks

Outstanding Community Service Award

Carly Archambeau

Outstanding Performance in Scholarship Award 

Laney Hulbert
Jessica Westerfeld
Rio Harrelson 

two women holding plaques in front of a white and blue University of Dayton sign

Faculty & Staff Awards

Brother Gerald O’Neil Inspirational Educator Award

Kimberly Ritterhoff, Health & Sport Science
Dr. Connie Bowman, Teacher Education

SEHS Teaching Award

Dr. Elana Bernstein, Counselor Education & Human Services
Dr. Madison Crandall, Counselor Education & Human Services

SEHS Scholarship Award

Dr. Joaquin Barrios, Physical Therapy
Dr. Jennifer Dalton, Health & Sport Science
Dr. Matthew Witenstein, Educational Administration

SEHS Service Award

Dr. Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Physical Therapy
Sean Haig, Physician Assistant
Dr. Graham Hunter, Counselor Education & Human Services

SEHS Crossing Boundaries Award

Dr. Meredith Montgomery, Counselor Education & Human Services

Bombeck Center Inspirational Mentor Teacher Award

Amber Keith

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