Campus News

UGA speech and hearing clinic director receives state leadership award

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia speech and hearing clinic director Carol Ann Raymond has received the 2011 Dr. Robert A. Hull Leadership Award from the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association in recognition of almost four decades of work in her field.

Raymond has been director of the clinic, which is based in the College of Education’s department of communication sciences and disorders, since 2001. In her role as director, she supervises clinic and office staff; oversees the budget; serves as liaison between academic teaching, research and clinical teaching of the department; coordinates internships; and supervises graduate clinicians in clinical practicum.

“I’m deeply honored to receive this award, which recognizes Dr. Hull’s leadership in the field of speech-language pathology,” said Raymond. “Working tirelessly as an advocate for SLPs and the individuals we serve, he was the consummate volunteer and was respected for his dedication and positive influence on numerous students who became involved with GSHA. I’m thankful for the opportunities I’ve had to interact with so many talented professionals and students throughout my career, and I am humbled to be recognized by my colleagues with this award in his name.”

The Hull Leadership Award requires active participation in the profession and GSHA for no less than five years and outstanding contributions to the profession through service to the GSHA and to related professional associations at the local, regional or national level.

Before coming to UGA, Raymond served as manager of the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Department of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta from 1993 to 2001. She was a speech-language pathologist at Vencor Hospital and program director of Metro Rehab Services, Inc., both in Atlanta, from 1992 to 1993. She was manager of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur from 1990 to 1992 and director of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the center from 1985 to 1990. Previous experiences were in medical and school settings.

Raymond has been an active member of professional associations, currently serving as GSHA vice-president for association affairs. Her previous responsibilities included GSHA vice-president for communication, division-president for speech-language pathology and president. She has been a member on the GSHA Finance Board and served as a committee chair for marketing and public relations, GSH-PAC and continuing education. She also has served as secretary and president for the Georgia Supervisory Network and served two terms as an ASHA legislative councilor from Georgia.

During her career, Raymond has received several awards for her work, including 11 consecutive American Speech-Language-Hearing Association awards for continuing education; ASHA Outstanding Volunteer from Georgia (2003); GSHA Volunteer Service Award (2001); GSHA Honors of the Association (1999); and ASHA Foundation Clinical Achievement Award for Georgia (1988).

Raymond received her master’s in business administration from Troy State University. She earned a specialist degree and a master’s degree in speech pathology and her bachelor’s in education, all from UGA.

The Hull Leadership Award is named for the late professor of communication sciences and disorders at Valdosta State University who developed many of the courses taught at VSU and Ball State University. He was a clinical supervisor, a clinic director, an off campus placement coordinator, and the parliamentarian and executive secretary of the university faculty senate. His impact on the profession spanned the country through his service to multiple state and national professional organizations. For 23 years, he was a member of GSHA. For 22 of those years, he held every office in the association and served as president for two terms.