Speech and Hearing Clinic Waiting Room Named for Mary Ann Trombetta Vogelsang


Dr. Mary Ann Trombetta Vogelsand and her husband, Robert, unveil a portrait of Dr. Mary Ann Trombetta Vogelsang.

Dr. Mary Ann Trombetta Vogelang and her husband, Robert, unveil a portrait of Dr. Vogelsang to be hung in the new Dr. Mary Ann Trombettta Vogelsang Speech and Hearing Clinic Waiting Room.


April 21, 2008 – The Speech & Hearing Clinic Waiting Room in the Department of Communication Disorders at Southeast Missouri State University was named for Dr. Mary Ann Trombetta Vogelsang during a dedication and naming ceremony April 18. 

Vogelsang is a professor emeritus of communication disorders.  She served on the faculty at Southeast from 1962 to 1995. She presided as the first chairperson when the Department of Communication Disorders was established in 1989 until her retirement from the University in 1995.

Vogelsang received her bachelor of arts from West Liberty University in West Virginia. She completed her master of arts degree and a doctoral degree in speech and hearing science at The Ohio State University.

Vogelsang was an active Athletic Booster during her tenure at the University, serving on the then Women’s Athletic Committee and, later, the University Athletic Committee.  An award in her honor is presented annually to a female athlete who achieves excellence in academic performance.

Vogelsang was very active in her profession on the state and national level.  She was a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and served as a site visitor for the Council on Academic Accreditation.  She was elected president of the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1979 and received the prestigious Honors of the Association award in 1984.  Vogelsang also served on the State Board of the Easter Seals Society. Vogelsang currently resides with her husband, Robert, in Cape Girardeau.

For more information on the dedication, please contact Joyce Renaud, Department of Communication Disorders, at (573) 651-2499 or e-mail jrenaud@semo.edu.