Doyle and Shaw Inducted into Iowa High School Speech Association Hall of Fame

Posted on Monday, October 21st, 2019

The Iowa High School Speech Association inducted Dr. Dennis Doyle and Ms. Marilyn Shaw as their 66th and 67th  members into the Hall of Fame on October 11, 2019 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. The IHSSA Hall of Fame was conceived in 1976. It is presented to a distinguished individual of statewide reputation and outstanding accomplishments.  This is the highest honor the Iowa High School Speech Association may confer on an individual.  The contribution and service given by the inductee stem from dedication and commitment to the IHSSA beyond normally expected and superlative identification. Both Doyle (BA) and Shaw (BA, MA) are alumni of the University of Northern Iowa's Department of Communication Studies programs.

Doyle is a long-time IHSSA judge and coach from the Pella area. He began his coaching career at Fairfield High School and now is a professor of communication studies at Central College in Pella. In his years of service, he has been the Large Group and IE coach and a very sought out judge for the IHSSA. Dr. Doyle has been a judge at all levels for the IHSSA from District, State, to the All-State level in both the IE and LG areas of the IHSSA.  Doyle sometimes judged all six levels in one year, and is the only person to do this in the history of the IHSSA. Doyle has been asked to speak and present at the IHSSA Coaches Convention, the IHSSA Judges/Coaches workshop and the SE District meetings on many occasions and at other statewide conferences. He continues to be an outstanding judge and a resource for the SE District in the IHSSA and the entire state.

Shaw is the long-time IHSSA coach, judge and festival manager for the IHSSA for the IE All-State Festival held at University of Northern Iowa. She is an instructor and advising coordinator in the Department of Communication Studies at UNI. As a coach, Shaw was the Large Group and Individual Events coach for several schools for many years. Shaw has been the festival manager for the IE All-State Festival at UNI for many years and continues in that role. Shaw has been asked to speak and present at the IHSSA Coaches Convention, IHSSA Summer Judges and Coaches workshop, conference events and many other speech events in the State of Iowa. She has judged at District, State and All-State in both the IE and LG areas for the IHSSA and continues to do so. She has been instrumental in providing college credit workshops for the IHSSA coaches convention and working with many former UNI students through her work at the IHSSA.