2020 SLHS Outstanding Alumni

The College of Public Health and Health Professions is proud to recognize 13 graduates with 2020 Outstanding Alumni Awards, 2 of which are former members of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences ’09 and ’14

Hannah Siburt, Au.D., Ph.D.

Hannah Siburt earned her Bachelor of Science from Radford University and her Doctor of Audiology and PhD from the University of Florida. She joined the faculty of the UNC-Chapel Hill Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2017 where she is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Audiology Program Coordinator. In her current role, she teaches doctoral courses in cochlear implants and professional issues, in addition to providing oversight for the academic components of the AuD program. Prior to this, she held positions as Clinical Assistant Professor and Au.D. Program Coordinator at the University of Florida, as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida’s Auditory and Speech Sciences Laboratory and as a clinical audiologist for the VA North Florida/South Georgia Compensation and Pension Clinic. She is a licensed audiologist in the state of North Carolina, a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Her clinical and research interests include audiologic (re)habilitation across the lifespan, listening effort and clinical education


Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences ’04

Judith Wingate, PhD, CCC-SLP

Judith Wingate completed her PhD at UF in 2004 and was a Clinical Associate Professor in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at UF until 2013. In 2014, she joined the faculty at Jacksonville University where she was instrumental in starting a new Speech-Language Pathology program. She is professor and chair of the department. The author of Healthy Singing, she continues to explore the effects of singing on speech, swallowing and cough in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. With two colleagues, she designed a functional airway trainer for endoscopy practice that is under development with Syndaver Labs. She is a reviewer for multiple professional journals and serves on the Leadership Council for Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. In her 37 year career, she has impacted multiple patients and taught over 700 students.