Congrats, Dr. Hunter

EricJHunterMore good news for V-BAL lab–this time with exciting news for Dr. Hunter.

(Just so you know, this post was NOT written by him–so make sure to embarrass him by giving him a HUGE congratulations when you see him next!) 

Dr. H. was nominated by his colleagues and awarded a Fellow by the Executive Council of the Acoustical Society of America at the Fall 2015 ASA meeting in Jacksonville, Florida. He is being recognized “for contributions to laryngeal function for voice production.” The official induction will occur in the Spring 2016 meeting in Salt Lake City, UT.  (Follow the link here for the official release.)

So what is a fellow?  Because ASA doesn’t have a good description, here is ASHA’s description:

Fellowship is one of the highest honors the Association bestows. To be awarded Fellow, the nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.

The key word for this award is “outstanding:” the nominee must truly stand out among one’s peers. The term implies contributions that are significant and would be so regarded within and beyond one’s community or state. While there are thousands of members who fulfill their professional responsibilities competently, only a small percentage have, by virtue of the quality and amount of their contributions, distinguished themselves sufficiently to warrant recognition.

A hearty congratulations to Dr. H. for his scholarship and contribution to the field!