Dr. Jon Ashby Receives Hall of Fame Award
for immediate release April 7, 1998Dr. Jon Ashby, professor of communication at Abilene Christian University, has been selected to received the Texas Hall of Fame Award from the Texas Speech-Language and Hearing Association at the Annual Convention Luncheon on April 3 in San Antonio.
The Hall of Fame Award is given to individuals or groups who have demonstrated exemplary commitment and contribution in serving those with communication disorders.
Ashby was recognized for his lifetime achievements in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology that have promoted excellence in clinical service. He is specifically commended for his contributions to the advancement of knowledge and the provision of exemplary services through clinical achievements, research study, teaching, supervision, and administration.
Ashby graduated from ACU and earned his masters and doctoral degrees from Louisiana State University. After teaching at University of North Texas for four years, he returned to Abilene in 1972 to become director of the Communication Disorders Program at ACU, where he remains today. Ashby is also co-director of the Voice Institute of West Texas at ACU; an audiologist in private practice with the Abilene Speech and Hearing Center; and vice-chair of the Texas Board of Examiners in Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology.
Through his practice, Ashby has touched many lives in the Abilene area. His educational experience training others to work with the handicapped in many parts of the world, and his efforts on the state and national level improving consumer protection and enhancing the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology have been recorded in many letters of recommendation for this award.
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