Libertyville student wins audiology scholarship
Updated: May 6, 2013 2:11AM
Libertyville native Cheryl Robinson earned a Doctoral Scholarship Award from the Illinois Academy of Audiology.
The annual honors go to outstanding students in an Illinois Au.D. or Ph.D. program. Winners are selected based on their potential to make a significant contribution to the field of audiology; academic accomplishment; school and community activities, personal motivation, and leadership potential.
After obtaining her degree bachelors degree from Illinois State University in deaf education, Robinson was employed for two years as a teacher of total communication. Her time working with students with hearing impairment motivated her to pursue her long-term goal of a degree in audiology.
At Rush University in Chicago she has been able to pursue her personal research and clinical interests in pediatrics.” This includes a study of audiovisual integration in background noise and an investigation of audiologists’ perspectives on family supports and resources for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Robinson is involved in various volunteer activities, and also served as national representative of the Rush Student Academy of Audiology and is currently its secretary.