Two West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services students have been earned the William G. Monahan Award for outstanding scholarship, leadership and service.

Nicole M. Hall of Danville, Pa., and Sarah M. Summers of Flemington, W.Va., will each receive awards of $1,000 each during Spring Commencement ceremonies in recognition of their achievements.

Hall, who earned her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology & audiology in the college, will graduate with her doctorate in audiology this May. During her time as a student at WVU, she was elected as the Special Olympics and Service Committee Chair for the Student Academy of Audiology and tutored children at the Shack Neighborhood House. She recently accepted a full-time audiology position at Audiology Hearing Aid Associates in Danville and hopes to one day become a professor in a Doctor of Audiology program.

Summers will graduate with her master’s degree in secondary education and a bachelor’s in interdepartmental studies and history. She has aided in research published in peer-reviewed journals and gained classroom experience as an intern in the Benedum Collaborative program. After graduating, she plans to obtain a full-time teaching position in secondary education and social studies.

The award was created in of honor of former CEHS dean William Monahan (1927-2011) to recognize two outstanding graduating students. Monahan was a leading advocate for bettering education and served as the college’s dean for 10 years.



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CONTACT: Christie Zachary, College of Education and Human Services