July 15, 2021

Recipients named for 2021 Walk the Talk Award

The Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance has announced the recipients of the 2021 Walk the Talk Award. The award is presented by the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance and recognizes outstanding dedication to the University's Statement of Integrity and Code of Conduct.

The Statement of Integrity and Code of Conduct promote integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, good stewardship of resources, and avoidance of impropriety and conflicts of interest. Awardees exemplify strong ethical character in their dealings with others, champion ethical practices or programs, and apply personal values in a manner that demonstrates integrity and high standards of excellence.

A committee composed of representatives from the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance reviewed and screened nominations, and the awardees were selected by Alysa Christmas Rollock, vice president for ethics and compliance.

The 2021 Walk the Talk Award recipients:

Patricia Hart served as professor of Spanish in the School of Languages and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts on the West Lafayette campus until her retirement at the end of the 2020-21 academic year. Hart’s areas of specialization are Spanish literature and film and Spanish 20th century literature.

Jessica Huber is a professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences and associate dean for research in the College of Health and Human Sciences on the West Lafayette campus. Huber’s research focuses on motor speech disorders, aging and speech physiology. Huber invented the SpeechVive device, a small wearable technology used to treat communication impairments in people with Parkinson's disease.

The Purdue community is encouraged to nominate a member of the Purdue faculty, staff or student body who demonstrates a commitment to ethics, integrity and compliance for the Walk the Talk Award. Nominations are accepted year-round and may be submitted by completing the nomination form on the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance webpage.

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