Honors and Awards Recipients

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

2001
Patsy Talamante

2002
James Case

2003
Daniel R. Boone

2004
Susan Parady

2005-2006
No Award

2007
Irma Canas

2008
Jan Andersen

2009-2013
No Award

2014
Sherril Howard

2016
Elizabeth Gapp

2017-2019
No Award

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.


2007
Allison King, UA
Sharifa Al Ragam, NAU
Suzanne Hommel, ASU

2008
Lindsey Curtis, UA
Nicole Zasso, NAU
Leslie Herr, ASU

2009
Laura Nickerson, UA
Julie Demes, NAU
Sarah Cullick, ASU

2010
Amanda Vanvianen, UA
Crystle Alavez, NAU
Kristen Taylor, ASU

2011
Courtney Nakata, UA
Stephanie Strong, NAU
Katie Sterbenz, ASU
Emily Wairm, ATSU

2012
Chelsea Bayley, UA
Sarah Cambanes, NAU
Rebecca Mathews, ASU
Heather Dudley, ATSU

2013
Lindsey Harrington, UA
Danelle Moffett, NAU
Molly Morgan, ASU
Rebecca Gebre, ATSU

2014
Ella Hauwiller, UA
Jesirae Juarez, NAU
Alexandra Melhan, ASU
Kayla Newkirk, ATSU

2015
Beth Harasha, ASU
Giau Le, UA
Nicole Wolf, ATSU
Ethan Wash, NAU

2016
Emily Venskytis, ASU
Jenna Lochner, UA
Briana Garrett, ATSU
Gretchen Bergstrand, NAU

2017
Tifani Wilhelm, ASU
Whitney Mast, UA
Kaitlin Harvey, ATSU
Jack Anger, NAU

2018
Kristen Lindsay, ASU
Elisabeth Blue Dupuis, UA
Madeline Maharry, ATSU
Micaelyn Montgomery, NAU
Christina MacAuley, Midwestern University

2019
Aaron Whiteley,  UA
Catherine Vierling, Midwestern University
Eden Reeves, ASU
Haley St. Martin, NAU
Robert Lang, ATSU


ArSHA Student Clinical Award

2001
Jessica Dionne, NAU
Lia Sotak, UA
Heather Lafferty, ASU

2002
Stacee Gloeckeler, NAU
Stacy Stone, UA
Jacqui Dippong, ASU

2003
Kara Bidstrup, NAU
Kristen Bencala, UA
Yu-Kyong Choe, ASU

2004
Lindsay Quinn, NAU
Leigh Finkbiner, UA
Joy Leslie, ASU

2005
Amanda Swanson, NAU
Laura Veazey, UA
Jennifer Horne, ASU

2006
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)

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

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.

1972
Nora Gist
Liz Metz
Robert Plummer
Klonda Lynn
Rosalie Schlegelmilch

1973
Jeanne Clark
Paul Skinner

1974
Jean Boudreaux
Jerri Ueberle

1975
Ruth Anderson

1976
No Award

1977
William Hodgson
Marilyn Click

1978
Daniel R. Boone

1979    John Franks

1980
Richard Curlee
Ralph Shelton

1981
Marcia Campbell
Jean Glattke

1982
No Award

1983
Kathryn Bayless

1984-1987
No Award

1988
Ted Glattke

1989
Patricia Whaley

1990
Marilyn Quintanna

1991
Elizabeth Prather
Kathleen Peterson

1992
James Case
Judith Meyer

1992-1994 
No Award

1995
Patsy Talamante
Sandra Turek

1996
Leonard La Pointe

1997
No Award

1998
Kathy Mahosky

1999
Susan Parady

2000-2001
No Award

2002
Anthony DeFeo

2003
No Award

2004
Laurie Flitner

2005
Lori Tanniguichi

2006
No Award

2007
Karen Labrozzi

2008-2009
No Award

2010
Amy Heck

2011
Debra Venkatesh
Bob Jenson

2012-2013
No Award

2014
Jeff Meeks

2018
Mary Keeney

Robert Albright Award

1984
Katherine Bright

1985
M.J. Demetras

1986
Kenalyn Cromwell

1987
Melinda Heald

1988
JoAnn Harrold

1989
No Award

1990
Barbara Biggs

Shelley Long

1991
Pelagie Beeson

1992
Nancy Solomon

1993
Wendy Maske

1994
Julie Darland

1995
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

2004-2005  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 2019

Nancy Alarcon
Brianne Allen
Molly Atterholt
Joseph Barimo
Jill Basham
Lindsay Binder
Sondra Bistline
Jennifer Brausse
Linda Briggs
Jennifer Casteix
Julia Cencioso
Cynthia DeFrancisco
Edith Felix
Sharon Harkins
Shelly Lanham
Judith Macias-Harris
Alysha Mahunik
Karie Marsh
Dawn Martinez
Jeffrey Meeks(2)
Jeffrey Meeks(2)
Thomas Muller
Erin Munz
Fe Murray
Sally Peterson-Falzone
Jill Pfister
Kristin Samuelson
Mariarita Schatzki
Bethany Shipman
Karen Swope
Jo Tanzer
Christina VanNocker
DeAnn Walker-Huft