Melody Harrison Receives National Honor from Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Melody Harrison, a professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, recently received the highest honor from the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD), the national professional organization representing graduate training programs in speech-language pathology and in audiology.

Melody Harrison Receives National Honor from Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders click to enlarge Dr. Harrison with former CAPCSD President Dr. Kenn Apel
Harrison received 2016 Honors of the Council and was cited for her exemplary service as treasurer, her leadership as its past president, and her many contributions to numerous council initiatives. Among these initiatives include  establishment of the CAPCSD Leadership Academy.

During her time as president, Harrison also oversaw the creation of $20,000 scholarships awarded annually to 10 PhD students around the country as they complete their dissertations. “It is an honor to receive this award fro CAPCSD,” Harrison said. “I am particularly thrilled that PhD students will be able to continue their research as they approach the end of their doctoral studies.” Dr. Jack Roush, division director, said he is proud of Harrison’s accomplishments. “Professor Harrison has represented both our division and the UNC School of Medicine's Department of Allied Health Sciences well. Her years-long dedication to CAPCSD and dedication to the field of speech-language pathology has secured a strong legacy for our program and for future graduate students.”