Awards

HSHP Annual Awards 2014

HSHP Annual Awards 2014

The School of Health Sciences and Human Performance honored students for their outstanding academic and professional achievement this year during a ceremony and reception held May 14. To learn more about this year's award winners, click on their pictures below. 

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Marissa LombardoMarissa Lombardo
NSSLHA Honors Award

I always knew growing up that I had a passion for working with people. I became interested in the field of speech-language pathology after volunteering at an after-school program in Park Ridge, New Jersey, where I worked with those on the spectrum and with other communication disorders. I found great joy aiding others and haven’t looked back since. I was even able to add a minor in Aging Studies while studying at Ithaca College. 

Out of all my wonderful experiences at Ithaca College, I was fortunate to spend three years working for the President’s Host Committee in the Office of Admission. Under the guidance of assistant directors Amanda Decker and Cara Nichols, I became a student ambassador of the college who was able to show my love for Ithaca College everyday while giving tours. After proving myself as a leader, I applied for and was selected to become a Co-Chair on the Committee. With this new role, I was able to help with many “behind the scenes” elements and love the school even more. I have further expanded on my leadership skills, worked alongside strong counselors, and created wonderful long-lasting relationships with individuals I never would have met without the President’s Host Committee. 

Academic Achievements and Personal Highlights 

  • Co-Chair of the President’s Host Committee 
  • Dean’s List 
  • Laurence S. Hill and Adrian M. Newens Scholarship in the Health Professions 
  • Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership 
  • President, Ithaca College’s National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association 
  • Senior Class Cabinet, Give Back Committee 
  • Senior Class Gift Committee Member 
  • Student Volunteer at Longview 

To receive this award the student must have been nominated by the local chapter, have maintained outstanding scholastic achievement, and have provided consistent and prolonged service to the local chapter of the organization.


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