NBASLH Communication Excellence Award
The NBASLH Communication Excellence Award was created as a vehicle for recognizing an individual in the community who has had or currently has a communication impairment; and yet has made worthy contributions to humankind, or has otherwise reached impressive goals of personal achievement in spite of his/her communication impairment.
Such worthy accomplishments may be identified and modeled through the outstanding achievements of Mr. Bob Love, the first award recipient. Mr. Love publicly identified himself as an individual who stutters. Mr. Love’s achievements as a former athlete and humanitarian reflect an individual’s determination and strong resolve to excel in spite of very difficult odds. He earned the distinguished honor of being an outstanding professional basketball player with the Chicago Bulls and is an advocate for enhancing the social, educational and employment opportunities for young children, including those who are often intimidated by the experience of stuttering. In 1994, Mr. Love was appointed an honorary spokesperson for National Stuttering Week by the Stuttering Foundation of America.
Criteria for Selection
The following items should be submitted to the NBASLH Awards and Scholarship Committee:
These materials may be completed / uploaded through the online nomination form.
Note: If no applications are received for this award, the NBASLH Board of Directors may appoint an awardee.