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2024 Bea-Inspired Speech Language Pathology Award


Bea-Inspired Award for 2023 Voice of the Mountains Conference:

Honoring an inspiring speech-language pathologist who made an impact.

by Carlos M. De La Torre


The EPSHA Executive Board is pleased to announce the inauguration of the "Bea Inspired Award". ESC19 and EPSHA have partnered and have been working closely with the family of Beatriz "Bea" Monteros in an effort to begin an award to honor her legacy.


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Bea’s Story:


Bea Chavez was a woman dedicated to the field of speech-language pathology, she was steadfast in her commitment to providing quality care and therapy to those with a communication disorder. Bea would spend countless hours and personal resources to help her clients meet their communication needs. Not only dedicated to her field, but Bea was also dedicated to her beloved family, her community, and those she mentored. The beauty of Bea continues to shine throughout the hard work of speech-language pathologists who strive to be just as steadfast as she was in making a difference for our El Paso community. May we continue to “Bea Inspired”.


Bea lost her battle to cancer several years ago and the goal with this award is to honor the exceptional woman that she was. Sharing her story with our community is also a major factor for EPSHA and ESC19. Bea's family is graciously financing an annual monetary award to be presented to one El Paso area Speech-Language clinician. The winner will be highlighted and presented with the award at the 2023 Voice of the Mountains Speech Therapy Conference.


Nominations are now open for the award. You can nominate a deserving clinician by June 23rd by completing this form link for nominations:

2023 Bea Inspired Nomination forms.
Important Dates:

-Nominations close: June 23rd

-Nominee applications due: July 13th

-Final decision: July 14th

Upon nomination, nominees will be contacted and asked to submit: a resume, essay, and 3 letters of recommendation. Please contact if you have any questions.


For more information on this award and the 2023 Voice of the Mountains Speech Pathologist Conference, you can visit the website below: