Members of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) – Marywood Chapter sent virtual Valentine’s Day cards to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Although the cards were “virtual,” the holiday sentiments were the same, sending positive messages to children and their families.
Chapter Advisor, Andrea Novak, established a challenge for the NSSLHA Chapter that involved a monetary donation to St. Jude’s if a minimum of 250 cards were sent.
Another faculty member, Renee Jourdanais, also followed the lead with a donation if the challenge was met. The chapter met the challenge and so monetary donations and a total of 255 cards were sent from chapter members, faculty, and friends of the department.
Members of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) – Marywood Chapter participated in the 2.5 mile Walk to End Alzheimer’s held last month.
Although the walk was a “virtual” event this year, team members walked on their own or in small groups at various locations in the area and in their hometowns.
The walk raised $61,345 through the efforts of 481 participants. The Marywood’s NSSLHA Chapter, composed of 21 members, raised $1,800 for the event. Money raised will provide funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.
Marywood University students from the communication, sciences, and disorders department, along with its student chapter members of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, recently collected gifts to support local organizations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Shown from left: Kristen Meyer, Nicole Coombs, Emily Zarrilli, Lauren Besecker, and Claudia Shandra.