Linda Crowe, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, received the 2012 Leland Holdt/Security Mutual Life Distinguished Faculty Award at the UNK winter commencement ceremonies. The university's most prestigious award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievements in teaching, research and service.
In the News
Jayna Collingridge, a speech-language pathologist in Herriman, Utah, and Julie Masterson, professor of communication sciences and disorders at Missouri State University, were featured in a Deseret News story (Jan. 19) about childhood apraxia of speech. Masterson talked about speech development milestones, and how tricky it is to tell whether missing those milestones suggests a mild delay or a more serious disorder. Collingridge highlighted the importance of engagement with a child with apraxia of speech during treatment, and having a goal to work toward ... Beth Shipman, an SLP in New Brighton, Penn., was quoted in a CBS Pittsburgh story (Jan. 11) about using ventriloquism to connect with young clients. Shipman said, "It would be a good way to enrich language for kids," adding, "I think they would have fun."
On the Move
John J. M. Reardon, an SLP in Niagara Falls, N.Y., has been named executive director/chief executive officer of Niagara Cerebral Palsy, a 350-employee agency serving children and adults with developmental disabilities. He has been the organization's chief operating officer since 2001, and previously was executive director of the Niagara County Speech, Hearing and Language Center for 21 years. He is also past president and member of the Niagara County Board of Health, member of the Niagara Hospice Board of Directors, and president of the Sertoma Club in his region, among many other professional and community affiliations ... Nancy Swigert, chair of the Specialty Board on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and director of speech-language pathology and respiratory care at Baptist Health Lexington in Lexington, Ky., was appointed to the Medical Advisory Board for the National Foundation on Swallowing Disorders, a consumer advocacy board. The board's mission is to advance the treatment of swallowing disorders through education, resource information, patient support and research.
David Lipscomb, 77, on Jan. 13, 2013, in Stanwood, Wash. Lipscomb, a forensic audiologist, earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Redlands, Calif., and his PhD from the University of Washington. His contributions to audiology and hearing conservation were extensive: During his 53-year career, he had more than 400 professional publications, including technical journals, nontechnical publications, book chapters and textbooks. Lipscomb worked as a government and industrial consultant, served on the West Texas State University faculty for three years, and on the University of Tennessee faculty for 25 years. After retiring from the University of Tennessee, he worked full-time for 26 years as president of Correct Service, Inc., where he was one of only two full-time forensic audiologists in the United States. He also amassed more than 300 television appearances, radio appearances and interviews. Lipscomb had two U.S. patents and earned honors from many organizations. An ASHA Fellow, he served on the Steering Committee of Special Interest Group 8, Public Health Issues Related to Hearing and Balance. Survivors include his children Scott, Steven, Doris, Sharri Lee, Clinton and Julia.