July 2012, Part 1 Awarded: Judith Trost-Cardamone. professor emeritus at California State University Northridge, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association for her exceptional service and contributions to the association ... Joe Melcher, pro¬fessor in the Department of Communications at Xavier University of ... People
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July 2012, Part 1
The ASHA Leader, July 2012, Vol. 17, 32-33. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.17082012.32
The ASHA Leader, July 2012, Vol. 17, 32-33. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.17082012.32
Awarded: Judith Trost-Cardamone. professor emeritus at California State University Northridge, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association for her exceptional service and contributions to the association ... Joe Melcher, pro¬fessor in the Department of Communications at Xavier University of Louisiana, was selected for the President Norman C. Francis Excellence in Service Award, given annually to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the university, the professions, and the community. An ASHA Fellow and life member, Melcher was a Times Picayune endowed professor and served as program director at Xavier for 40 years ... Joan A. Mele-McCarthy, an SLP and head of school at The Summit School, received a Distinguished Educational Leadership Award, presented by the Washington Post to top principals at schools in the D.C. region.
In the NeWS: Tina Bell, an SLP at Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center, was featured in a TheLedger.com story (April 27) about her work with patients who struggle with language impairment post-stroke ... Lynette Carlson, an SLP at University of Minnesota Duluth, was quoted in a Northlands Newscenter story (April 14) about an exceptional 5-year-old client, Payton Rodriguez, who received the Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2012 Client Recognition Award for his growth as a communicator... Stephenie Gomez and Maureen O'Brien, SLPs with Therapeutic Early Intervention Services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Susan Palladino, an SLP at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, were featured in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story (May 14) about helping a 2-year-old “late talker” catch up with his peers ... Joan L. Green, an SLP in Potomac, Maryland, and owner of www.innovativespeech.com, was featured in a Washington Post story (April 18). Green shared her picks for the best ¡Pad apps for kids with special needs ... Rebecca Landa, an associ¬ate professor at Johns Hopkins Medicine and director of Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders, was featured in a Wall Street Journal story (May 9) about targeting the play of children with autism to improve their social skills ... Sarah Skahan, an SLP at Westview Elementary in Apple Valley, Minnesota, was featured in a MinnPost story (May 7) about her experiences with culturally responsive teaching. Skahan was one of the first Minnesota teachers to receive a graduate certificate in culturally responsive teaching from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Lois V. Douglass, 92, on March 30, 2012, and Robert L Douglass, 91, on April 16, 2012. The couple met at the University of Redlands in 1941. After his return from the service in World War II, Robert Douglass completed his education, earning his PhD at the University of Southern California. He began his career by creating the Speech Communications Department at California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), which honored his many contributions to the university by naming the speech clinic in his honor. Lois Douglass raised the couple’s two daughters and returned to school to earn her master’s in speech-language pathology and audioiogy at CSULA. For 25 years, she maintained an active private speech-language pathology practice while also working as a part-time faculty member at CSULA. Together, they developed travel classes for the Braille Institute. In retirement, Robert Douglass volun¬teered for hospice and at the jet propulsion laboratory in Pasadena, and often wrote letters to the editor of the Los Angeles Times; Lois Douglass combined her love of the arts and education, securing a grant for a three-year project between Dahlia Heights Elementary School in Eagle Rock and the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles. She received a Certificate of Appreciation for Community Service and a Certificate of Commendation from the Los Angeles City Council. The couple are survived by their two daughters, Sandra Douglass and Gwen Joseph; her brother, Norman Wickland; and his sister, Jean Sleeper.
William Keith Ickes, 86, on April 24, 2012, in Lubbock, Texas. Ickes earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Utah and his PhD at Southern Illinois University. His audioiogy career began at the Detroit Hearing Center and the Michigan Association for Better Hearing. He became executive director-audiologist at the Des Moines Hearing and Speech Center. After to moving to Texas, he taught audioiogy and directed the Texas Tech Speech and Hearing Clinic, and then became chair of the Texas Tech Department of Speech and Theater Arts, where he served for the next 30 years and was subsequently named professor emeritus. Ickes was president of the Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association, vice president of the Iowa Rehabilitation Association, vice president of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and president of both the Lubbock and Texas Rehabilitation Associations. Ickes is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, William John Ickes; and daugh¬ters Bonnie Jean Tanner, Patricia Lynn Mitchell, and Joy Marie Denison.
Bertha D. Minus, on April 21, 2012, in Jacksonville, Florida. Minus earned her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology from The George Washington University, and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of the Pacific. She completed her PhD in speech pathology-adult neurological dis-orders at Howard University. Minus was vice president for academic affairs at Edward Waters College, responsible for improving the school’s academic stan¬dards and competitiveness. She also helped formulate strategies to increase retention and graduation rates.
Kenneth L. Moll, 79, on April 11, 2012, in Iowa City, Iowa. Moll, who served as ASHA president in 1974, received a bachelor of science degree at Southeast Missouri State University. After two years of military service, he earned a PhD from the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Iowa, where he then held joint research-faculty appointments in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology and the Department of Otolaryngology. Following an NIH fellow¬ship at the University of Michigan, Moll returned to Iowa as associate profes¬sor in the newly named Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He became a professor and served as department chairman. Moll served in several administrative roles at the University of Iowa: vice president for academic affairs (now provost), associ¬ate dean of faculties, associate vice president, and interim vice president. Moll was recognized for his research on the physiological aspects of speech production in normal speakers and in people with cleft lip and palate. He held a number of NIH research grants and published extensively in books and scientific journals. Moll, who served on many committees and board positions, was an ASHA Fellow and also received the Honors of the Association. Survivors include his wife, Earline; son, Jeff; daughter, Katy Stutsman; and brother, David.
Rex V. Naylor, 91, on May 1, 2012, in Rockville, Maryland. Naylor earned master’s and doctoral degree in speech pathology from Ohio State University. He served in the Army during World War II, and was supervisor of speech pathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Naylor then became chief of speech pathology at what was then the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. A life member of ASHA, he was also a member of the American Psychological Association. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; two sons, Jeffrey and Michael; and four grandchildren.
Lisa Cabiale O'Connor, 74, of lung cancer, on April 16, 2012, in Mill Valley, California. O'Connor received an under¬graduate degree from the University of Oregon and master’s degree in speech-language pathology from California State University, Los Angeles. O'Connor worked in private practice, clinical set¬tings, and academia in both Los Angeles and the Bay Area. For more than 20 years, she was an associate professor and director of the Speech-Language Clinic at her alma mater. O'Connor served as a member of the Editorial Board of Communication Disorders Quarterly. She was president of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) for four years, a member of the Executive Board of the Council for Exceptional Children, and a member of the Southern California Medical Speech Pathology and Audiology Council. O'Connor also was appointed by the governor to chair the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Licensing Board. A fellow of ASHA and CSHA, O'Connor served on the ASHA Legislative Council, chaired the Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision, and served as president of the Council of State Association Presidents. O'Connor received the CSHA State Clinical Achievement Award for her efforts to develop standards and promote appropriate and effective clinical supervision; she also received the CSHA Lifetime Achievement Award and Its highest recognition, Honors. Survivors include her husband, David, and daughter, Michela O'Connor Abrams.
Richard W. Stream, 78, on March 2, 2012, in Denton, Texas. Stream received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, his master’s degree from Vanderbilt University, and his PhD from Northwestern University. Stream was an assistant professor of audiology and chief audiologlst at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. He received an NIH post-doctoral fellowship and studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, and then was an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and director of the Center for Audiology and Speech Pathology at The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Stream later served as chairman of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of North Texas, and was the first director of admissions for the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas. An ASHA Fellow, Stream served on the Board of Examiners in the Dispensing and Fitting of Hearing Aids for the states of Tennessee and Texas; ASHA vice president; life member and executive director of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association; and president of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Kathryn, and daughters Mary Soderstrom and Libba Richardson.
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