BOONE—Delta Zeta Sorority’s Lambda Phi chapter recently sponsored its 9th annual Turtle Trot 5K, The event drew more than 300 runners and raised $4,738.40 to support the Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic at Appalachian State University.
Participants included sorority and community members, and students from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Donald C. Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS). Lambda Phi chapter president Kaiti Chandler and philanthropy chairman Patterson Weaver presented a check for the clinic to BCHS Founding Dean Fred Whitt and Associate Dean and Clinic Director Gary McCullough.
The funding will support services offered by the clinic for individuals with communication disorders related to autism, traumatic brain injury, hearing impairment, and speech and language-based learning disabilities.
The Appalachian Delta Zeta chapter has contributed more than $49,700 to the clinic since establishing its philanthropic partnership.
About Lambda Phi
Lambda Phi chapter of Delta Zeta was charted Dec. 2, 1973. It is one of the oldest sororities at Appalachian. Delta Zeta has over 160 chapters in the United States and Canada with approximately 14,000 active members. The organization supports the speech and hearing impaired through local and national philanthropic partnerships. National partnerships include Gallaudet University, Painted Turtle Camp, Starkey Hearing Foundation and the House Ear Institute.
More information about Delta Zeta Sorority and its national philanthropy is available at http://www.deltazeta.org.
About the Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic
The Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic has served Watauga county and surrounding communities by providing services for children, adolescents, and adults with communication disorders since 1968. It is a part of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders within BCHS and an important a community-based training facility for students pursuing graduate degrees in speech-language pathology. The highly trained clinic staff includes state licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists who are certified by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
For more information about the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders or the Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic, visit http://cdclinic.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.