Margaret Buttross Brinegar, M.S., CCC/SLP, was recently honored by University of Southern Mississippi leadership with two prestigious awards. Brinegar received Southern Miss’ College of Health – Outstanding Professional Staff Award for 2010 and the University’s Professional Staff Excellence Award for 2010.
Margaret is the Director of The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at Southern Miss where she has been for over 31 years. The Children’s Center is a clinical division of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences.
Margaret was recognized as a gifted and passionate professional who has been an indispensable force behind promoting the very best in early intervention services for babies and young children with disabilities, while also promoting the same high standard for clinical education and professional training. Because of her leadership, The Children’s Center is regarded as a model for what can and should be done for babies and young children with disabilities.
Margaret was appointed by Governor Ronnie Musgrove and reappointed by Governor Haley Barbour to the State Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Intervention. She serves from time to time on committees and special focus groups within state government, professional associations and local organizations, and she speaks on her discipline in various professional and community venues.