Class Notes Submitted in July, 2015

Michelle Harris Lenhart (B.S.Ed. ’12 Speech Path & Aud) “It’s been a busy year! Got married and am working at a skilled nursing facility in Madison, Va.”

Edward H. Henry, Jr. (B.S. ’51 Health & PE, M.Ed. ’54 Educ) died on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Orange Park, Fla., where he has lived for the past 23 years. Mr. Henry, a retired teacher, coached high school football for 25 years and college football for 12 years in Virginia. He led the Annandale High School Atoms football team to the State Championship in 1959 and was inducted into the Virginia High School Hall of fame on October 14, 1997. Read his full obituary in the Daily Progress.

Linda Hollingsworth (M.Ed. ’04 Speech Path & Aud) is still working as a speech-language pathologist for Loudoun County Public Schools. “I still have a middle school as my home base, but have ventured into different age groups and locations this year to cover staffing needs. These have included preK, elementary and high school students, as well as some clients at alternative locations. All very interesting in different ways but my heart still belongs to the sixth, seventh and eighth graders. My first grandchild is coming up to 2 years. His parents are very annoying and refuse to relocate to the US and live on my street. Ironically, he was born with Pierre-Robin sequence and associated cleft palate. His palate was repaired in two stages (velum first), and he has received intensive speech-language therapy. I was able to attend his initial surgical consultations at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital — a national craniofacial center in the UK. Needless to say he is gorgeous, very smart and vocal.”

Linda Hollingsworth's Curry Memory

“Dr. Robey patiently explaining z/T scores in statistics one long hot summer. I passed the class only because of his ability to reduce the numbers and ideas to the level of an imbecile. Yes, I can explain the difference between standardized tests and norm referenced tests and why raw scores must be converted to standard scores. Thank you!”

Kim Imajo (M.Ed. ’00 Speech Path & Aud) is in her fourth year of owning Richmond Hearing Doctors, “along with three other wonderful audiologists. It has been very rewarding opening a private audiology practice from the ground up with my partners and watching it grow significantly these past four years. We look forward to many more years of growth and helping people hear better.”

Megan Greear Kegley (M.Ed. ’12 Speech Path & Aud) transitioned this year from working with the geriatric population to working with adolescents at Little Keswick School. “Using the Social Thinking curriculum by Michelle Garcia Winner, we teach social-emotional skills to our boys in a therapeutic boarding school setting.”

Emily Lynn (M.Ed. ’14 Speech Path & Aud) is working as a bilingual speech-language pathologist for the Charleston County School District in Charleston, S.C. “I have loved getting to know the city of Charleston since moving here a few months ago.”

Amie Manis (Ph.D. ’08 Couns Ed) was selected as a recipient of the 2015 Harold Abel Distinguished Faculty Award at Capella University. She was named among 15 outstanding faculty members across the university and was nominated by her dean based on her consistent demonstration of high-quality performance as a teacher, mentor and contributor to Capella University and the academic community that reflects the University’s mission and vision.

Erin Mattingly (B.S.Ed. ’03 Speech Path & Aud) serves as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health (PH) subject matter expert supporting the Defense Health Agency within the Department of Defense. She also serves in ASHA as a coordinating committee member of special interest group (SIG) 2, Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders.

Jena McDaniel (B.S.Ed. ’10 Speech Path & Aud) will be entering the doctoral program in Speech-Language Pathology at Vanderbilt University in August 2015. She will be focusing on language intervention effectiveness for young children, including children with autism spectrum disorder, hearing loss and other developmental disabilities.

Cyndee Perdue Moore (M.Ed. ’02 C&I)

received a doctor of education degree in higher education leadership and policy from the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University in May 2015. Ms. Moore is the regional vice president of operations for American National University in Indiana and Virginia, and for National College in Tennessee.