The Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association is proud to announce Award Recipients:

MSHA Honors of the Association Application
MSHA Distinguished Service Award Application
MSHA Outstanding Clinician Award Application

2022 Honors of the Association

Katie Strong, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor at Central Michigan University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders was awarded Honors of the Associate on March 25, 2022 at the MSHA Annual Conference in East Lansing. Katie leads the Strong Story Lab where her research explores how therapists can support people with Aphasia rebuild identity by co-constructing stories about who they are.  Katie is a Midwest Regional Coordinator for Project BRIDGED for Aphasia, a PCORI funded project to train stakeholders how to collaborate in meaningful research. She also has interest in creating accessible mental health services for people with aphasia. Katie's professional activities include: Lansing Area Aphasia Group Founding Member, MSHFoundation Board Member and Aphasia Access Conversations Podcast Host. The Honors of the Association is the highest award the Association can bestow. Congratulations to Katie!

2022 Student Poster Session Winners

-Early Pandemic Response and Remote Teaching Preparedness of Michigan Teachers: Brooke Barendsen,  Sydney Padgett and Eric Hunter, Ph.D., all from Michigan State University.

-Strategies for Working with English Language Learners as Monolingual and Bilingual First Semester Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students: Madissen Vacha, B.S., Zoe King, B.S., and Courtney Karasinski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, all from Grand Valley State University.

Thank you to Psi Iota Xi, Michigan chapters Eta Omicron and Theta Tau, for their support of these awards.  Our warmest thanks to both Chapters for their continued support of our students.

Honors of the Association Recipients                
(in alphabetical order)


Harold BateGerald FreemanCarl Powley
Margot BeckermanDorothea FrenchJulie Y. Pratt
Dorothy BillingsCatherine FurbeeDoris Proctor
Mary BlairJohn GaethNick Quarto
H. Harlan BloomerSandra O. GlistaMary Jeanne Rintelmann
Susan CarlsonA. Bruce GrahamDale Omar Robinson
Heather Balog
Kathyrn Boyer
Mary Ellen Brandell
Sandra Briggs
Hildred Gross
Beverly Jaynes
Mary Kennedy
Dawn Kutney
Elaine Ledwon-Robinson
Frank Robinson
Michael I. Rolnick
Ralph Rupp
C. Rebecca BrownRonald LaederLinda Seestedt-Stanford
Anna CarrGary D. LawsonLinda Lou Smith
Michael R. Chial
John Clancy
Mary Rose Costello
Elizabeth Lockwood
Theodore Mandell
Daniel Martin
Maureen Staskowski
William Stephenson, Jr.
Lizbeth Stevens
Katie Strong
Ruth CurtisKeith MaxwellAnn Thorne
David DalyJan McCoskyCharles Van Riper
Alvin DavisRobert M. McLauchlinL. Jean Walsh
David DalyClarence MaedorShelia Powell Ward
Leo DealAngela MassenbergTimothy G. Weise
Jessimae DeuelRichard M. Merson 
Dorothy DreyerNickola W. Nelson 
Elsie Edwards
Frances Eldis
Robert Erickson
Courtney Osborn
Herbert Oyer
Paulette I. Piirainen

Ellen Fairbrother
Sue Fleming
Kathleen Pistono
Eugene Popielec



Distinguished Service Award Recipients
(in alphabetical order)


Richard Baldwin
Susan Howell Brubaker
David F. Katt
Nancy Kaufman
Mary Rose CostelloPeter LaPine
Ruth CurtisRichard Merson
Leo V. Deal
Dorothy E. Dreyer
Kathleen Pistono
Gerald Rice
Frances EldisRalph R. Rupp
John Bryson EulenbergNorbert Edwin Smith
Sandra Oslager GlistaJohn Stevens
Matt Green Lynn A. Sweeney
Edward HardickSuzanne Woods
Kathryn Hillenbrand 
Jerry Johnson