2001 Accomplished Graduates
Dr. Paul J. Malott ’63, ’70 of Oxford, Ohio, has been an integral part in the continuing development and academic advancement of communication disorders for more than 30 years. Specializing in the areas of stuttering, phonetics and dialect modification, he serves as director for both the Summer Fluency and Dialect Modification Programs at Miami University in Oxford. Since 1993, Malott has been involved in the summer study program in Eastern Europe for Miami students and, in 1991, critiqued fluency programs at Yonsei and Seoul National University medical colleges located in Seoul, Korea. He serves as a board member of the Special Events Committee for Miami University Art Museum. At BGSU he earned his master’s degree and doctorate in speech pathology.
Joanne A. Navin ’76 of Bowling Green shows commitment to the health profession as an advocate for promoting community and state efforts to meet public health needs. At BGSU, Navin who graduated with a degree in nursing, serves as associate director of the Student Health Services. She has developed and implemented the protocol and patient care guidelines for the nursing staff, initiated the women’s health clinic and integrated Advanced Practice Nurses into the health service. She is past president of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, a member of the MCO Family Nurse Practitioner Program Advisory Board and was appointed by the Ohio Board of Nursing to the Committee on prescriptive Governance. Navin’s honors and awards include receiving the Outstanding College Health Professional Award from the Ohio College Health Association in 1997, and in 1986, the Chapter Practice Award by Sigma Theta Tau. She was also recognized by the Ohio Nurses Association with the Excellence in Nursing Practice Award-Advanced Practice in 1999.
Kerry J. Volansky ’91 of Findlay, Ohio, has spent her career as a clinician, manager, business owner and educator. Her accomplishments include ownership of a physical therapy temporary agency, partner in a private practice network and president of a home care agency. She is an experienced local and national lecturer with a focus in clinical practice, outcomes integration and business development. Volansky and her husband crated the Varsity Scholarship given annually to a second year physical therapy student at the Medical College of Ohio I Toledo. Pursing a doctorate in physical therapy at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, she is an assistant professor of physical therapy for the University of Findlay. While at BGSU she earned her degree in physical therapy.