October 1, 2013 Association

People: October 2013

Awarded

Michelle Troche, assistant professor in the University of Florida Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, was named the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions' 2013 Teacher of the Year. The award recognizes excellence, innovation and effectiveness in teaching ... Jeanne Wilcox, the Nadine Mathis Basha professor of early childhood education, and director of Infant Child Research Programs at Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, received the 2013 Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. The award recognizes an investigator whose research over the past decade has made a substantial impact on the field of teacher education.

In the news

Derick Deweber, director of rehabilitation at HCR Manor Care in Oklahoma City and member of ASHA's Multicultural Issues Board and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council, was featured on a recent episode of Cada Semana (July 22, 2013). Deweber underlined the importance of maintaining bilingualism in speech-language treatment ... Randa Mansour-Shousher, an audiologist in Toledo, Ohio, was quoted in a story in the Toledo Blade (July 22, 2013) about the large proportion of baby boomers suffering from hearing loss. Mansour-Shousher emphasized the importance of having one's hearing checked by an audiologist, and noted that the cost of hearing aids is well worth the benefits.

Named

Arlene A. Pietranton, ASHA chief executive officer, became chair of the board of the American Society of Association Executives on Sept. 1. ASAE represents more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations, including associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. Pietranton, who has served as ASHA's top executive since 2004, takes on the one-year post while she continues in her ASHA role.

On the move

Kim A. Wilcox, professor of communicative sciences and disorders at Michigan State University, has been named chancellor of the University of California, Riverside. Wilcox, the former Michigan State University provost and executive vice president, previously served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas, and as president and chief executive officer of the Kansas Board of Regents.

Published

Penelope S. Duffy (also known as Penelope S. Myers), author of "Right Hemisphere Damage: Disorders of Communication and Cognition," has written a novel as P.S. Duffy: "The Cartographer of No Man's Land" (W. W. Norton). Chosen by Barnes & Noble for its "Discover Great New Writers" program, it will be released on Oct. 28.

Deaths

Barbara J. McCulloch, 81, of breast cancer, on May 4, 2011. McCulloch received her bachelor of science in education from University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and received a fellowship for her master's degree, which she completed in 1968. She practiced for more than 40 years in many different aspects of clinical audiology. McCulloch was the first audiologist in the Lincoln Public Schools, where she initiated and directed the hearing conservation program. She later worked as supervisor of the University of Nebraska Infant Hearing Screening Program, and served as supervisor of a preschool for children with hearing loss. She also taught several courses, including sign language, at UNL. McCulloch served as president of the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association, which presented her with several awards including Honors, State Clinical Achievement Award, certificates of appreciation for her services as legislative councilor, and several service awards. McCulloch served on ASHA's Legislative Council from 1985 to 1993. She wrote about her experiences with hearing screening in the book "Early Identification of Hearing Loss" and presented the "Nebraska Neonatal Hearing Project" at the Fourth International Conference on Birth Defects in Vienna, Austria, in 1973. In 2001, her goal—required hearing tests for all newborns—passed as a law in the Nebraska legislature. McCulloch is survived by her daughter, Kathy Blum; her son, Timothy McCulloch; and six grandchildren.

Elizabeth "Liz" Miller Wallace, on June 26, 2013, in Seattle. Wallace was best known as co-founder of the Newport Language and Speech Center and of the Communication Disorders Research Foundation in Orange County, Calif. The author of the innovative Regional Medical Center Stroke Program Grant, Wallace was a clinical associate in the Department of Neurology at the University of California-Irvine Medical Center, and a lecturer in various communication disorders programs in California. She served in many volunteer positions for ASHA and the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She was a Fellow of ASHA and CSHA, and held the Honors of CSHA. She presented numerous workshops on neurological diagnostics, and her vision of medical, hospital-based speech-language pathology became a reality in the 1970s. Wallace also focused efforts on extending speech-language services to underserved populations.


  

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