The William T. Simpkins, Jr. Service Award was established as a mechanism for recognizing an individual in the organization who has distinguished himself/herself through service to NBASLH. The recipient of this award exemplifies the mission and goals of the organization through notable contributions.
Such worthy accomplishments may be modeled after the outstanding achievements of Mr. William T. Simpkins, for whom the award is named. William “Bill” Simpkins was a founder and charter member of NBASLH. He was appointed Associate Director of NBASLH in 1989, a position in which he served with untiring devotion until his death in 1995. Mr. Simpkins demonstrated his commitment to the organization through: continuous service and dedication serving as a member of the Board of Directors; chair of the Program Subcommittee on Fluency and Voice Disorders; and invited lecturer at the annual review course for the National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Mr. Simpkins not only represented NBASLH as one of its most distinguished officers, he also demonstrated, through his life’s work, the meaning of the NBASLH logo, “Reach out with the echo of understanding and speak out for all to hear.” Through his 42 years of dedicated service, scholarship and clinical eminence, Bill clearly exemplified the true meaning of service.
This award is an honor of distinction for the recipient (i.e., individual, team, agency, corporation or academic institution). The recipient of this award of distinction will be recognized during NBASLH's Annual Convention.