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Jody Ziesmer O'Donnell




Award recepient Kyle James Blair




The Jody Ziesmer O'Donnell Memorial Scholarship
Jody Ziesmer O'Donnell
May  27 , 1951 - May 6, 2018
Jody dedicated her life and career to serving others. She has been a teacher, mentor and a professional leader in speech-language pathology. Jody's friends and family established the Jody Ziesmer O'Don­nell Outstanding Student Clinician Award in remembrance of the service, love and kindness that Jody displayed to all who crossed her path.
The annual award will recognize student clinicians who exemplify the devotion and care for clients that Jody demonstrated throughout her career. She was loved by her clients, students and colleagues. In spite of her impressive credentials and accomplishments, she was always humble about her own impact. She took great pleasure in celebrating the success of others, and she radiated cheerful kind­ness. We can't think of a better way to honor her memory.



Professor Tori Scharp, Jane Beach (Jody's sister), Kyle Blair, Dean of CRCS, Kathleen Kangas



Jane Beach, Kyle Blair, Kathleen Kangas



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