In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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ACAE CORNER | A Career Devoted to Audiology Education: Remembering Pat Kricos

The first ACAE Corner article was published in the November/December 2011 issue of Audiology Today. As some of you may recall, the American Academy of Audiology Annual Conference that year was held in Chicago, with Richard Roberts serving as program chair.  

The inaugural ACAE Corner column, titled simply “On Accreditation,” was written by Gerald Church, then a professor in, and the director of, the doctor of audiology program at Central Michigan University.  

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), In Memoriam, Audiology Today, Mentorship

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Robyn Cox, Researcher, Educator, and My Dear Friend

Robyn Cox, a well-known and respected member of the international audiology world, passed away on October 10, 2019, at her home in Memphis, Tennessee.

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In Memoriam: Patricia B. Kricos, PhD

Patricia (Pat) B. Kricos, PhD, 71, from Sarasota, Florida, passed away on July 5, 2019. Pat was a nationally and internationally respected scholar and educational leader, who was loved by all who knew her, particularly her colleagues and students. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology from 2007–2012 and was its president from 2010–2011.

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In Memoriam: Jennifer (Dempsey) Wallberg, AuD

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Academy Fellow Jennifer Wallberg, AuD.  She passed away peacefully at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain on Saturday, May 18, 2019, after a short but brave struggle against pancreatic cancer.

A founding member of the Connecticut Academy of Audiology,  Dr. Wallberg  owned two private practices and effectively balanced her work life between the two offices, continuing her commitment to her patients’ well-being. 

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In Memoriam: Frederick N. Martin, PhD

Lillie Hage Jamail Centennial Professor Emeritus in Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Texas at Austin

July 24, 1931–November 8, 2018

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In Memoriam: Frank L. Brister, PhD

Dr. Frank L. Brister, PhD, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018, in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born on April 7, 1937, in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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In Memoriam: Gerald Studebaker, PhD

Gerald Arthur Studebaker, age 86, died in Memphis, Tennessee, on September 2, 2018. “Jerry” was born July 22, 1932, in Freeport, Illinois. He graduated from Freeport High School and then attended Illinois State Normal University where he received his bachelor’s degree in education of the deaf in 1955. He then attended graduate school at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, where he received his master’s degree in 1956 and his PhD in 1960, both in audiology.

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In Memoriam: Claire Penn

Professor Emeritus Claire Penn passed away peacefully on July 21, 2018, after a long illness. Claire dedicated a significant portion of her life to the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa, having worked here for 44 years. She first enrolled as a logopaedics (speech and hearing therapy) student in 1969.

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In Memoriam: Geary A. McCandless (1930–2017)

Audiology lost an illustrious leader with the passing of Geary A. McCandless on January 4, 2017. A prolific contributor, Dr. McCandless published more than 90 articles and 40 book chapters, and presented hundreds of invited lectures. Dr. McCandless was interested and knowledgeable in a broad variety of topics related to hearing, auditory neurosciences, and beyond.

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In Memoriam: Earl Harford, PhD

Earl Harford, PhD, a pioneer in our profession and one of the early advocates for the audiologist's role in the dispensing of hearing aids, died on September 24, 2016, at his home in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 86.

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