University Outreach Receives Award for Support of the AU Audiology Outreach Program in Guatemala

In recognition of its support of the Auburn University Audiology Outreach Program in Guatemala, the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach has received an award from the Guatemalan Committee for the Blind and Deaf. Begun eight years ago with a $17,000 seed grant from University Outreach the program has continued during the following 8 years with support from donors, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Communication Disorders. Each May CMDS faculty, doctoral students, and alumni travel to provide hearing services to children in Guatemala who are not otherwise able to benefit from their educational opportunities because they are unable to hear their teachers. With continuing encouragement and support from University Outreach, this program has not only provided direct services to hearing impaired children, it has continued to build the relationships, and resources in Guatemala needed to insure project quality, sustainability and ownership by its Guatemalan partners.

Pictured (left to right): Dr. Kelli Watts, Assistant Clinical Professor in the AU Speech and Hearing Clinic, Dr. Royrickers Cook, Vice President for University Outreach, and Sandra Clark-Lewis, Emerita Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders

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Last Updated: October 24, 2018