January 1, 2013 Association

People: January 2013


Betty McMicken, an associate professor in the communicative disorders department at California State University, Long Beach, received the Anne Douglas Legacy of Vision Award, which honors an outstanding volunteer who is actively involved in giving back to the community. Anne Douglas and her husband, Kirk Douglas, for whom McMicken has provided speech-language services since 2007, presented the award ... Sarah Oakley, an assistant professor of audiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, received the 2012 Distinguished Allied Health Educator of the Year Award from the Mayo School of Health Science. The award recognizes Oakley for her achievements and contributions, and for exemplifying the Mayo Clinic's educational mission ... Lissa Power-deFur, professor of communication sciences and disorders at Longwood University, received the Maria Bristow Starke Award for Faculty Excellence at Longwood's Fall Convocation. The award is given annually to a faculty member who "demonstrates excellence in scholarship, teaching and other professional activities."

In the News

Rachael Lindamer, an SLP at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Md., was featured in a Baltimore Sun story (Oct. 12, 2012) about the Baltimore Running Festival. Lindamer spoke about the appeal of running's social aspects.

On the Move

Shelley Borgia and Jessica Frankel, audiologists in New York, N.Y., co-founded the private practice NYC Hearing Associates in Oct. 2012.


Kenn Apel, professor and chair of communication sciences and disorders at the University of South Carolina, and Julie Masterson, professor of communication sciences and disorders at Missouri State University, published a fully revised and updated version of their book, "Beyond Baby Talk," with Three Rivers Press...Ron Netsell, professor emeritus in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Missouri State University, has developed an archival website collecting unique educational materials related to speech science and the dysarthrias.


Virginia Switzer Berry, 63, on Oct. 15, 2012, in Hattiesburg, Miss. Berry was an associate professor of audiology in the speech and hearing sciences department at the University of Southern Mississippi for the past 20 years. She was a mentor to hundreds of students during that time. She also was a member of several professional organizations, including ASHA, and was named an ASHA Fellow in 2010. Berry is survived by her friend, Bobbie Simon, and two godsons, Daniel and Jeffrey Simon.

John Francis Carter, 82, on Oct. 8, 2012, at Inova Fairfax (Va.) Hospital. Carter received his bachelor of science in junior high education from Frostburg State University and his master of arts and doctorate in speech and hearing from the University of Maryland. He retired as the chief of audiology and speech pathology at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Carter is survived by his wife, Edith E. Carter; four sons, Michael, John D., Kevin P. and Terry P. Carter; brother, Joseph V. Carter; and four sisters, Rosemary Shockey, Sally Tuscano, Mary Lou Dickel and Peggie Whitehead.

Linda Lou Smith, 66, on Aug. 20, 2012, in Riverdale, Ga. Smith came to Michigan State University in 1973, becoming assistant chair of the department of audiology and speech sciences in 1981. She served as the university's associate dean of undergraduate and graduate studies for several years, and also as acting registrar from 1991 to 1999. An ASHA Fellow, Smith served on many ASHA boards and committees, including the Long-Range Planning Board, the Legislative Council, the Council for Academic Accreditation, the Legislative Council Program Review Group and the Resolutions Committee.


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