Honors & Awards

Marilyn Quintana MolineMentorship Awards

Marilyn Quintana Moline was a skillful, kind, and encouraging mentor to many of us in Arizona!  She excelled at working with new clinicians and graduate students, especially in the area of neurological impairments. She received her MA at the University of Denver in 1968 and came to work at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix in 1969, serving as its Director of Speech Pathology services until her retirement in 1991. She became a Fellow of ASHA in 1988 and served in ArSHA several years, most notably as its President from 1984-1988.

Marilyn passed away on Thanksgiving Day, 1999. Her husband, John Moline, addressed us at the next ArSHA convention.  He said she died from progressive multiple sclerosis, which was in addition to the spinal cord injury she sustained when she was 14 years old that left her a “wheelchair user.”  In her final years, she endured all that was happening to her without complaining. 

John said, “She was the bravest person I ever met.” Rather than use his money for personal gain, he set up an endowment for a graduate fellowship at ASU in Marilyn’s name and an endowment for the addition of a monetary gift to be added to the Mentorship Award that ArSHA planned in her memory.  He said he wanted to help persons already in the profession who were as dedicated as she was. In his closing remarks at our convention, he said, “When these endowments became a reality, I felt the greatest sense of satisfaction and the most happiness that anything could have given me at this point in my life.  I’m sure Marilyn would be pleased with this Mentorship Award in her honor.”

Past Recipients

2001 Patsy Talamante
2002 James Case
2003 Daniel R. Boone
2004 Susan Parady
2005-2006 No Award
2007 Irma Canas
2008 Jan Andersen
2009-2013 No Award
2014 Sherril Howard
2016 Elizabeth Gapp