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

2020 Honors of the Association

Dawn Kutney, B.A.MSHA Administrative Consultant, Retired was awarded the Honors of the Association on March 18, 2021 at the MSHA Annual Conference. Dawn retired in December of 2019 after working for MSHA for 35 years. The Association thanks Dawn for her many years of service to MSHA. The Honors of the Association is the highest award the Association can bestow. Congratulations to Dawn!

2020 Distinguished Service Award

Kathryn Hillenbrand, M.A., CCC-SLP, Western Michigan University, Retired 
 received the Distinguished Service Award on March 18, 2021 at the MSHA Annual Conference for her dedication to advising and training students and younger clinicians. Congratulations to Katherine Hillenbrand!

2021 Honors of the Association

Angela Massenberg, Ph.D.
was awarded the Honors of the Asociation posthumously on March 18, 2021 at the MSHA Annual Conference.  Dr. Massenberg received her Ph.D., in Audiology and Speech Sciences specializing of Communication, Child Language and Counseling from Michigan State University.  She was one of the first people to graduate from a Michigan university with a doctoral degree in the area of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the field of speech-language pathology. Dr. Massenberg was the President and CEO of Massenberg & Associates, an all-inclusive therapeutic services for more than 23 years. She served on the MSHA Executive Council as the Vice President of Programs in 2008 and 2009.  The Honors of the Association is the highest award the Association can bestow.

2021 Dr. Ida J. Stockman Achievement in Diversity and Infusion Award

Yvette D. Hyter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA-F, Professor Emeritus, Western Michigan University. 
 Dr. Hyter's research focuses on the influences of culture on communication with an emphasis in culturally and lingustically responsive and trauma informed assessment in children who speak African American English, speak more than one language, and in children with histories of maltreatment. She has served in national and international leadership positions regarding global practice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Congratulation Yvette!

2021 Student Poster Session Winners

Nicholas Malendowski

-Why Didn't I Think of This Before? Perceptions of Stakeholder Engaged Research: Nicholas Malendowski, Central Michigan University; Clarisse El-Khouri, B.A., Nova Southeastern University; Jackie Hinckley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ANCDS, Nova Southeastern University and Katie Strong, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Central Michigan University

Erika Mueller                               Jenna Fisher                          Kaylin Gray

-Coding and Analyzing the Variation of Speech in Adults Who Stutter: Erika Mueller, Jenna Fisher, Kaylin Gray, Greg Spray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Scott Yaruss, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA all of Michigan State University.

Thank you to Psi Iota Xi, Michigan chapters Eta Sigma, Zeta Theta, Theta Tau, and Eta Omicron, for their support of these awards.  Thanks to our Michigan colleague Char Holcomb, and others, for continuing to support our students in this manner.

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
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