April 2012 Miriam Baigorri, president of Teachers College, Columbia University (New York), and Catherine Crowley, distinguished senior lecturer and director of the Bilingual Extension Institute Program in Speech-Language Pathology at Teachers College, Columbia University, received the 2012 Humanitarian Award from the National Council of Ghanaian Associations, Inc. The award recognizes Baigorri ... People
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The ASHA Leader, April 2012, Vol. 17, 36-37. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.17042012.36
The ASHA Leader, April 2012, Vol. 17, 36-37. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.17042012.36
Awarded
Miriam Baigorri, president of Teachers College, Columbia University (New York), and Catherine Crowley, distinguished senior lecturer and director of the Bilingual Extension Institute Program in Speech-Language Pathology at Teachers College, Columbia University, received the 2012 Humanitarian Award from the National Council of Ghanaian Associations, Inc. The award recognizes Baigorri and Crowley’s dedicated and devoted service to children with disabilities and higher education institutions in Ghana ... Mercedes Benitez-McCrary, commander in the U.S. Public Health Service and deputy director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Office of Operations Management Emergency Preparedness and Response Operations Management, was named a 2012 Emerald Honoree. The Emerald Honors are given annually to recognize the finest minority research scientists in the nation ... The Prince George’s County (Maryland) Social Innovation Fund recognized Terri Brown-Powell, owner of PACES Therapy, Inc., a private pediatric speech-language practice, as an inaugural “Forty UNDER 40” honoree. The award honors county residents who have made exceptional contributions in arts and humanities, business, education, health and fitness, public service, and science ... Catherine Sanderson, a speech-language pathologist in Florence (South Carolina) School District One, was awarded the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s School Program of the Year honors for the Preschoolers Acquiring Language Skills (PALS) Program, which serves preschool-age children with significant language delays ... Karen Youdelman, a speech-language consultant with the Cuyahoga County Board of Education in Cleveland, Ohio, and president of the Ohio chapter of AG Bell, received AG Bell’s 2012 Honors of the Association Award. The award is given annually to individuals who have demonstrated dedication to, and sustained efforts toward, the mission of AG Bell.
In the News
SLP Heather Barr was featured in a York (Pennsylvania) Daily Record (Feb. 19) story about brain injuries. Barr provided attention-training and word-retrieval exercises, and memory-building activities to help a school principal recover from a severe concussion ... Jenny Spiegel, an SLP in Morton Grove, Illinois, was featured in a Morton Grove Champion story (Jan. 19) about the Molloy Education Center’s Perks Café. The café is staffed by students who have physical or learning disabilities, helping them to improve their communication, socialization, and vocational skills.
Named
Sandra Curtis, a speech-language pathologist in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was named a life member of ASHA ... The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation named two new members to its 2012 Board of Trustess: Lesley Olswang, professor emeritus and research affiliate at the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington, and Patricia A. Prelock, ASHA president-elect and professor and dean at the University of Vermont ... Barbara Hallahan, a speech-language pathologist in Bray, Ireland, was recently elected secretary of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Private Practice, a special interest group of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists.
Deaths
Richard B. “Dick” Hood, 79, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hood received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a master’s degree from Syracuse University, and a PhD in audiology from Stanford University. He taught at Colorado State University from 1965 to 1968, when he joined the University of New Mexico (UNM). He retired in 1993 after serving as chair of the UNM Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the preceding seven years. After retiring he started a hearing aid business and continued to work to support the department, especially to help support graduate students through the Richard B. Hood Scholarship Fund. Hood is survived by his wife, Suzanne; daughters Beverly Harper and Laura Watchman; sister, Betty; and brother, Jackie.
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