HARRISONBURG, VA–James Mason University has awarded the 2011 Roger Ruth Memorial Fund Student Research Awards to three graduate students in audiology at the university. The awards were created in memory of Dr. Roger Ruth, 1950–2009, for his tireless efforts to promote student research as an integral part of graduate education in audiology.
This year’s recipients were Verleyne Andrews and Kristie Meehan, AuD students in the class of 2013, and Annie Hogan, a PhD candidate. They were honored at a special ceremony at the Ruth Symposium earlier this fall.
The annual awards are designated for use in support of audiology student research projects conducted at James Madison, which established the Roger Ruth Memorial Fund in 2009. The fund is supported by individual donors as well as by an on-going financial commitment from Oticon, Inc.