WMU News

Hal Bate earns award from SHHH

Sept. 29, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Harold "Hal" Bate, a professor of speech pathology and audiology at Western Michigan University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2003 Professional Advisory Support Award by Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, or SHHH.

The award was presented during a ceremony this past summer at the 18th International SHHH Convention in Atlanta.

Bate has advised the local SHHH chapter since 1986 and was nominated for the honor by Howard Potrude of the Kalamazoo chapter. Bate has spoken at state and national SHHH sessions.
In nominating Bate, the local chapter cited his active interest in SHHH since its early days. In April 1991, the local chapter sponsored the first SHHH State Conference in Michigan, where Bate was one of three key speakers. In 2002, he received the Outstanding Audiologist Award at the Michigan SHHH State Expo. In addition, many chapter members have been clients in Bate's Aural Rehab Program at WMU.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

WMU News
Office of University Relations
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5433 USA
269 387-8400