The fall 2012 semester has been a memorable one. Faculty, staff and students experienced the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. Powerless, cold and sometimes feeling isolated, the Molloy community pulled together to assist those in need in the aftermath of the storm. Though many of our own suffered great personal losses, we are grateful for the resilient spirit of the Community as everyone completes the semester with a positive attitude. Despite the devastation that was left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we have many things to be grateful for and many positive things have transpired over the past 6 months. First, Molloy College Speech-Language and Hearing Center thrives. We are open 6 days a week and are serving 50+ families. Our summer 2012 facility expansion resulted in additional treatment rooms, as well as a dedicated classroom/computer lab for the SLP program. Professor Alimonti, the Speech Center Director, recruits a diverse client population across the life-span and she has established numerous community affiliations, offered workshops and organized complimentary speech and language screenings for the community. We look forward to many new programs at the Speech Center in the upcoming semester. Second, the SpeechLanguage Pathology (SLP) program is again offering a Global Learning Program to Ireland in January 2013. This program provides an opportunity for students and faculty to share travel and time together, while exploring cultural and linguistic diversity. Third, the SLP alums, students, faculty and administration joined together in celebration at our 2nd annual Rising Star Scholarship Fundraiser Cocktail Party. With approximately 70 people in attendance, the party was a huge success. As you can see, we have much to be grateful for. We are in the midst of a productive year here in the SLP department. Thanks to the faculty, administrators, and staff who contribute to the success of the Department!
Schmidt, Barbara T. Ph.D., "Let's Talk Speech! Volume 6 Issue 1" (2012). Communication Sciences and Disorders Newsletter. 3.