Endowment Established for Speech-Language Pathology

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The University of West Georgia announces the establishment of the Susan and Alex Roush Speech Language Endowment Fund, created by Alex and Susan Roush in 2012. The $25,000 endowment will benefit UWG students majoring in speech-language pathology and aid in supporting UWG’s Speech and Hearing Clinic.

Alex, founder and president of Alex Roush Architects, Inc., and Susan, a former educator, are also the parents of two children who were born with hearing loss and speech related impairments. Alex and Susan said it is their hope that the gift will enable more individuals and families in the West Georgia area to receive services and support, while also providing invaluable hands-on learning experiences for students.

The couple aims to help support UWG’s Area of Communication Sciences and Disorders and expand local resources for families through the department’s Speech and Hearing Clinic.

The Speech and Hearing Clinic offers full service for communication disorders to the Carrollton and the surrounding West Georgia area, in addition to providing exceptionally high quality services to clients. Currently, the clinic serves over 100 clients a year and is the only facility in the community to offer services to clients in need of aural or aphasia services, communications disorders related to brain or hearing injuries.

The funds will be used for services including, but not limited to: aphasia support, financial assistance to disadvantaged families, parent training workshops, collaboration between clinic and community resources and summer and after school programs.

For scholarship details or more information on the Area of Communication Sciences and Disorders, contact UWG’s College of Education at 678-839-6554.