Colorado Academy of Audiology Awards
The Colorado Academy of Audiology awards two prestigious honors to individuals for their outstanding contributions to CAA and the field of Audiology.
Peak Performance Award
The Peak Performance Award is given to individuals to acknowledge an exemplary achievement or effort that contributes to the advancement of the field of audiology and/or a direct humanitarian contribution to society in the realm of hearing.
1994 | Vickie Thomson
1995 | Sandy Gabbard and Jill Boice
1998 | Dr. Al Mehl
1999 | Christie Yoshinaga-Itano and Paula Dhrkopp
2000 | Mante Mission (Christine Gerhardt-Jewell, Edith Burns, Nancy Cyphers, Sue Dreith, Linda Jelden)
2002 | Deanna Meinke
2003 | Cheryl DeConde Johnson
2004 | Nancy Cyphers
2005 | H.E.A.R. Project (Jill Boice, Edith Burns, Nancy Cyphers, Megan Hildner, Sandy Gabbard, Nancy Schehr, Pauline Casey, Carolyn Wolfrum, Mary Bartholomew)
2006 | Julie Tulenko
2008 | Roger Ott
2009 | Michael Iliff
2012 | Colorado Hands & Voices
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals dedicating their careers in the field of audiology resulting in a positive impact on their professional colleagues.
2000 | Linda Cleeland and Richard Sweetman
2002 | Marion Downs
2005 | Cheryl Johnson
2009 | Bruce Schachterle
2010 | Jerry Northern
2011 | Gus Mueller
2012 | Vickie Thomson
2013 | Deborah Hayes and R. Steven Ackley
2014 | Robert Traynor
2015 | Christine Yoshinaga-Itano
R. Steven Ackley Educators Award
Dr. R. Steven Ackley was an Audiology colleague, teacher, advisor, mentor, and friend. Dr. Ackley taught in virtually all the Colorado audiology programs, including 10 years at Colorado State University. He also spent a number of years as professor and Chair at the University of Northern Colorado. In 2000, Dr. Ackley joined the Department of Hearing Speech And Language at Gallaudet University served as faculty member, Audiology Program Director, and Department Chair. His teaching and mentoring was student-centered, and was focused on the importance of life-long learning, liberally seasoned with high expectations, humor, and humanitarian ideals. With a natural ability to connect with those around him, he often acted as a motivator for other’s research and professional development. The R. Steven Ackley Educators Award is given in the memory of Dr. Ackley to an outstanding professor in the field of Audiology that exemplifies practicum and classroom excellence and a mentoring style that promotes learning in a comfortable, developmental way.
2014 | Kathryn Bright
2015 | Jessica Rossi-Katz