Honors and Awards Recipients

Outstanding Graduate Student ScholarshipSandra L. Turek Award for Outstanding LeadershipMarilyn Quintana Moline Mentorship AwardsJames Case Student Clinical AwardAward for Outstanding AchievementPresident's AwardHonors Of The AssociationRobert Albright AwardState Clinical Achievement AwardACE AwardRoselie Schlegelmilch Past Presidents' Award

ArSHA Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes one current active ArSHA student member who has displayed strong clinical potential, leadership skills, and pre-professional involvement and service at the local, state or national level. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.

Jordan Vavra, ASU

Shannon Kim,  A.T. Still

Duc Phan, A.T. Still

Abbie White, BS

The Sandra L. Turek Award for Outstanding Leadership

The purpose of this award is to recognize a member of ArSHA who has followed in the example established by Sandra Turek, M.S., CCC-A.

Sandra was the Assistant Chief of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. While at the VA, she steadfastly advocated for the needs of military men and women. Sandra and her co-chair, Patsy Talamante, M.S, CCC-SLP led the effort to establish and require licensure for AuDs and SLPs in Arizona. In doing so, Sandra and Patsy were instrumental in bringing together the various stakeholders to further the professions. Sandra worked tirelessly for state licensure even though, at the time, she was exempt from state licensure law. After licensure was accomplished, Sandra served on the first licensure advisory committee and continued to serve the professions as a mentor, preceptor and leader through her work at the VA, ArSHA and ASHA until her retirement. Sandra was dedicated to the betterment of the professions and to safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of the public.

Patricia “Pat” Clees, Audiologist

No Award

No Award

Sarah Dachtyl, PhD, CCC-SLP

Marilyn Quintana Moline Mentorship Awards

Marilyn Quintana Moline was a skillful, kind, and encouraging mentor to many of us in Arizona!  She excelled at working with new clinicians and graduate students, especially in the area of neurological impairments. She received her MA at the University of Denver in 1968 and came to work at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix in 1969, serving as its Director of Speech Pathology services until her retirement in 1991. She became a Fellow of ASHA in 1988 and served in ArSHA several years, most notably as its President from 1984-1988.

Marilyn passed away on Thanksgiving Day, 1999. Her husband, John Moline, addressed us at the next ArSHA convention.  He said she died from progressive multiple sclerosis, which was in addition to the spinal cord injury she sustained when she was 14 years old that left her a “wheelchair user.”  In her final years, she endured all that was happening to her without complaining.

John said, “She was the bravest person I ever met.” Rather than use his money for personal gain, he set up an endowment for a graduate fellowship at ASU in Marilyn’s name and an endowment for the addition of a monetary gift to be added to the Mentorship Award that ArSHA planned in her memory.  He said he wanted to help persons already in the profession who were as dedicated as she was. In his closing remarks at our convention, he said, “When these endowments became a reality, I felt the greatest sense of satisfaction and the most happiness that anything could have given me at this point in my life.  I’m sure Marilyn would be pleased with this Mentorship Award in her honor.”

Past Recipients

Patsy Talamante

James Case

Daniel R. Boone

Susan Parady

No Award

Irma Canas

Jan Andersen

No Award

Sherril Howard

Elizabeth Gapp

No Award

Judith B. King, PhD, CCC-SLP

James Case Student Clinical Award

Dr. James Case was a professor in the ASU Department of Speech and Hearing Science for 33 years. He was a Fellow of ASHA and he was a recipient of the Honors of ArSHA, also receiving its Marilyn Quintana Moline Mentorship Award. He served for 15 years on the highly respected Southwest Craniofacial Medical team.  Dr. Case was well known for his work in voice disorders and his popular textbook, Clinical Management of Voice Disorders, but he was even more known for his excellence in treating his patients with kindness and compassion and for his role as a caring mentor and role model for both professionals and students.  He was chosen as an outstanding teacher in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.  Dr. Case inspired his students and made learning fascinating and fun.  His genuine concern and respect for others and his love of his profession were obvious to all.  His early departure from ASU due to illness in 2006 was truly a great loss.

His spirit is kept alive at ASU through a department sponsored annual James Case Memorial Workshop in fall at ASU – and a James Case Speech and Hearing Scholarship which provides financial aid to those seeking a profession in the art and science of speech-language pathology.

His spirit is kept alive in ArSHA.   In memoriam in 2006, the ArSHA student clinician award was formally renamed in honor of Dr. Case, and our annual James Case Student Clinical Award was born.  At the 2006 ArSHA convention, the late Dr. Anthony DeFeo, a remarkable SLP and Clinic Director at the U of A, presented a video tribute in honor of Dr. Case called, “The Master, the Mentor, the Man,” after which there was a prolonged standing ovation from all convention attendants.  The deep gratitude and respect shown by those present was truly remarkable.

Allison King, UA
Sharifa Al Ragam, NAU
Suzanne Hommel, ASU

Lindsey Curtis, UA
Nicole Zasso, NAU
Leslie Herr, ASU

Laura Nickerson, UA
Julie Demes, NAU
Sarah Cullick, ASU

Amanda Vanvianen, UA
Crystle Alavez, NAU
Kristen Taylor, ASU

Courtney Nakata, UA
Stephanie Strong, NAU
Katie Sterbenz, ASU
Emily Wairm, ATSU

Chelsea Bayley, UA
Sarah Cambanes, NAU
Rebecca Mathews, ASU
Heather Dudley, ATSU

Lindsey Harrington, UA
Danelle Moffett, NAU
Molly Morgan, ASU
Rebecca Gebre, ATSU

Ella Hauwiller, UA
Jesirae Juarez, NAU
Alexandra Melhan, ASU
Kayla Newkirk, ATSU

Beth Harasha, ASU
Giau Le, UA
Nicole Wolf, ATSU
Ethan Wash, NAU

Emily Venskytis, ASU
Jenna Lochner, UA
Briana Garrett, ATSU
Gretchen Bergstrand, NAU

Tifani Wilhelm, ASU
Whitney Mast, UA
Kaitlin Harvey, ATSU
Jack Anger, NAU

Kristen Lindsay, ASU
Elisabeth Blue Dupuis, UA
Madeline Maharry, ATSU
Micaelyn Montgomery, NAU
Christina MacAuley, Midwestern University

Aaron Whiteley,  UA
Catherine Vierling, Midwestern University
Eden Reeves, ASU
Haley St. Martin, NAU
Robert Lang, ATSU

Nicole Flournory, ASU
Rikki Kolowich, A. T. Still
Amanda Stallings, Midwestern
Brittany Harrison, NAU
Kaitlyn Froese, UA

Jennifer Hayashi, ASU
Ediberto Rodriquez, III, A. T. Still
Kelsey Praeger, Midwestern
Lauren Cantrell, NAU
Alizeza Purjavid, UA

Morgan Frampton, UA
Estefanía Ordaz Terrazas, ASU
Jocilyn Benninger, NAU
Michael Ramirez, Midwestern
Delaney McMahon, A. T. Still

Emily Krattley, ASU
Beckilynn Nutter, A.T. Still
Erin McGranahan, Midwestern
Krystal Rojas, NAU
Samantha Zambrano, UA


ArSHA Student Clinical Award

Jessica Dionne, NAU
Lia Sotak, UA
Heather Lafferty, ASU

Stacee Gloeckeler, NAU
Stacy Stone, UA
Jacqui Dippong, ASU

Kara Bidstrup, NAU
Kristen Bencala, UA
Yu-Kyong Choe, ASU

Lindsay Quinn, NAU
Leigh Finkbiner, UA
Joy Leslie, ASU

Amanda Swanson, NAU
Laura Veazey, UA
Jennifer Horne, ASU

Adrianna Lazzara, NAU
Rachel Reitz, UA
Krista Blasetti, ASU

Award for Outstanding Achievement

Awarded to those who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, but who are not members or part of the profession.

2019:  Alissa Trollinger - Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services, Deputy Associate Superintendent (State Director of Special Education)

2022: Todd Baughman - Policy Development Group

President's Award

Presented by the current ArSHA President to recognize individual(s) who have given outstanding service on behalf of the ArSHA membership, who then share in the benefits of the recipient's contributions to ArSHA and to the professions of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

1994           Patsy Talamante and  Sandra  Turek

1995           Pam Montgomery

1996            Donna Colyar

1997-1998  No award

1999             Karen LaBrozzi

2000             Sterling Durrett

2001             No award

2002             Tami Stevens, Darrell Dern, and Lori Taniguchi

2003-2004    No award

2007              Alice Schnepf, Matthew Roberts, and Amy Heck

2013               Cass Faux

2019              Deborah Venkatesh

2020              Jeff Meeks

2021              Staci McCauley, Jeremy Legaspi, Elizabeth Morrison, and Danika Stampfel

2022              Roberta Jackson and Sarah Glenn

Honors Of The Association

The highest honor given by ArSHA to a current, active ArSHA member, in recognition of sustained and meritorious service to ArSHA and the profession.

Nora Gist
Liz Metz
Robert Plummer
Klonda Lynn
Rosalie Schlegelmilch

Jeanne Clark
Paul Skinner

Jean Boudreaux
Jerri Ueberle

Ruth Anderson

No Award

William Hodgson
Marilyn Click

Daniel R. Boone

1979    John Franks

Richard Curlee
Ralph Shelton

Marcia Campbell
Jean Glattke

No Award

Kathryn Bayless

No Award

Ted Glattke

Patricia Whaley

Marilyn Quintanna

Elizabeth Prather
Kathleen Peterson

James Case
Judith Meyer

No Award

Patsy Talamante
Sandra Turek

Leonard La Pointe

No Award

Kathy Mahosky

Susan Parady

No Award

Anthony DeFeo

No Award

Laurie Flitner

Lori Tanniguichi

No Award

Karen Labrozzi

No Award

Amy Heck

Debra Venkatesh
Bob Jenson

No Award

Jeff Meeks

Mary Keeney

No Award

Jennifer A. Casteix, MS, CCC-SLP

Robert Albright Award

Note: The Robert Albright Award was renamed as the James Case Student Clinical Award in 2006

Katherine Bright

M.J. Demetras

Kenalyn Cromwell

Melinda Heald

JoAnn Harrold

No Award

Barbara Biggs

Shelley Long

Pelagie Beeson

Nancy Solomon

Wendy Maske

Julie Darland

Danielle Montoya

State Clinical Achievement Award

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) asks each state association to select one person from within the state to receive an award for demonstrated contributions to the advancement of knowledge in clinical practice in audiology or speech-language pathology within the past six years. That person receives a certificate from the ASHFoundation and is named a State Clinical Achievement Award recipient. ( See ASHFoundation guidelines.)

1983  Noel Matkin

1984  Noel Matkin

1985  No award

1986  Fredra Bates

1987  No award

1988  Elizabeth Prather

1989  No award

1990  Sandra Turek

1991  No award

1992  Sarah Super

1993  Sharon Hendrickson-Pfeil

1994-1999  No award

2000  Patricia Clees

2001  No award

2002  Pamela Mathy

2003  Cass Faus

2004-2022  No award

Award for Continuing Education (ACE)

During this period, the following ASHA members and /or certificate holders were presented the Award for Continuing Education (ACE) by the Continuing Education Board. The ACE is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning by earning 7.0 CEUs (70 contact hours) within a 36-month period. For those individuals who have received more than one ACE, the number of awards is indicated in parentheses.

April - June 2021

Carrie Almeter
Catherine Bacon
Fadyeh Barakat
Alexandra Blocher
Teresa Brobeck
Stephanie Christensen
Sarah Dachtyl
Darrell Dern
Naomi Estrada
Patricia Jimenez
Judith Julien
Cheryl Leeper
Linda Nieb
Christina VanNocker
Brittany Vinson

The Roselie Schlegelmilch Past Presidents' Award

The Roselie Schlegelmilch Past Presidents' Award honors ArSHA members who have gone above and beyond in serving the mission and the vision of ArSHA in their work on committees or the board. The recipient is selected by the current and two previous ArSHA past presidents. Starting in 2022, only members who have not served as president will be considered.

2020: Jennifer Casteix

2022: Samantha Hagness