Honors of the Association Past Recipients

The highest honor WSHA can bestow, is presented to an individual who has exhibited an active participation in the profession for no less than five years or who has made an outstanding contribution which has benefited the profession. The activities must show unusual contribution in one or more of the following areas:

  • Service to WSHA, including service or committees on the Executive Board, or in other significant capacities
  • Clinical Service in the area of communication disorders
  • Academic teaching in communication science or other disorders
  • Research or publications contributing to the knowledge needed in the profession 
  • Contribution to the profession in an unusual way (i.e., extensive effort in legislation benefiting the profession, service on state and federal committees that improve the effectiveness of the profession, etc.

Past Recipients

  • 2015 Robbie Jackson
  • 2014 Karen Simpson
  • 2012 David Lundgren
  • 2012 Gayle Burditt
  • 2011 Patricia Banas
  • 2009 Gail Rothwell & Kent Yockey
  • 2008 Leslie Powers
  • 2007 Mary McCoy
  • 2006 Barbara Tompkins
  • 2005 Julee Neuhart
  • 2004 Joan Jaeger
  • 2002 Nancy Alarcon
  • 2001 Nancy Madison
  • 2001 Shawn Brown
  • 1999 Charles Madison
  • 1998 Carol Williams
  • 1998 Chris Martin
  • 1997 Susan Carpenter
  • 1996 Charlie Manning
  • 1996 Beverly Del
  • 1995 Betty Moering
  • 1995 Patricia Hahn
  • 1994 Cindee Togerson
  • 1993 Patricia Waugh
  • 1993 Warren Miller
  • 1992 Glenn Oppfelt
  • 1992 Catherine Hollevoet
  • 1991 Jeannine Zieroth
  • 1989 John Palmer
  • 1987 Stanley Dickey
  • 1986 Susan Soltman
  • 1985 Jack Snyder
  • 1984 Jane Rieke
  • 1983 Wesley Wilson
  • 1982 Carol Randall
  • 1981 Kathleen Pendrgast
  • 1980 Phillip Yantis
  • 1979 Elizabeth Haslett
  • 1978 Elna Yantis
  • 1978 Merlin Omans
  • 1977 Cathy Pearsall
  • 1976 William Prather
  • 1976 Elizabeth Prather
  • 1974 Benjamin Guthrie
  • 1973 Erhart Schinske
  • 1972 James Carrell
  • 1971 Adah Miner
  • 1971 Loren Webb