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David B. Ingram, 1936-2010

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By UCF Staff

David B. Ingram, a recognized innovator in diagnosing and treating voice pathologies and retired colleague from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, passed away on Jan. 2, 2010. He was born on April 15, 1936, in Detroit to Elton Ingram and Florence Kruger Ingram.

Dr. Ingram received his Ph.D. in communication from the University of New York at Buffalo. He then taught at the University of Central Florida for 28 years. Upon his retirement, he was awarded associate professor emeritus status and UCF's Communication Disorders Clinic's Voice Care Center was named after him.

Dr. Ingram founded and directed the Voice Care Center at The Ear, Nose and Throat Surgical Associates in Winter Park, Fla. He worked with patients in that practice for 26 years, and he was recognized nationally for excellence in patient care. This partnership allowed him to share his clinical experience with students in the classroom.

"While his professional accomplishments were significant, his personal life and walk with God deeply impacted everyone he met," shared his family. "He helped many find their voices as well as their way in life. His genuine interest in helping anyone he met reach their potential, solve their problems, and walk closer with God, transformed many people."

He was a "loving and committed husband, father and grandfather." He is survived by his wife, Sherrill; son John; daughter-in-law Melissa; daughter Elizabeth; son-in-law John; and grandchildren Jacob, Matthew, Emily, Haley and Alison.

A scholarship fund will be established in David B. Ingram's memory at the University of Central Florida. Please send donations to the UCF Foundation, 12424 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826-3208. Please note Dr. Ingram's name on the memo line.

A visitation will be held at the Baldwin Fairchild Chapel at 501 East Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. at Northland Church, 530 Dog Track Road in Longwood, Fla.

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