ASHA Receives William T. Simpkins Jr. Service Award The National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) awarded its William T. Simpkins Jr. Service Award to ASHA at the NBASLH annual meeting in April. Created in 2009, the award recognizes those with a record of outstanding accomplishments and multiple service activities. ASHA is the first organization to receive ... ASHA News
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ASHA Receives William T. Simpkins Jr. Service Award
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ASHA News   |   July 01, 2018
ASHA Receives William T. Simpkins Jr. Service Award
The ASHA Leader, July 2018, Vol. 23, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.23072018.62
The ASHA Leader, July 2018, Vol. 23, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.23072018.62
The National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) awarded its William T. Simpkins Jr. Service Award to ASHA at the NBASLH annual meeting in April.
Created in 2009, the award recognizes those with a record of outstanding accomplishments and multiple service activities. ASHA is the first organization to receive the honor.
William “Bill” Simpkins was a founder and charter member of NBASLH. He was appointed associate director of NBASLH in 1989, a position he held until his death in 1995. He demonstrated, through his life’s work, the meaning of the NBASLH logo, “Reach out with the echo of understanding and speak out for all to hear.”
“ASHA has valued the opportunity to work collaboratively with NBASLH in the pursuit of mutual goals related to the discipline and practice of the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology,” says Elise Davis-McFarland, ASHA president. “We are honored, grateful and humbled to be recognized for our efforts through this award. I had the pleasure of knowing Bill Simpkins. His model of leadership and professionalism left a legacy that continues to inspire not only NBASLH members, but also many others.”
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