2008-2009 OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic recently relocated from Montague Hall to a new facility inside the Chester Park building. Any academic or administrative unit that has made a major move knows how disruptive that process can be. But when the facility provides not just education but also client services, it becomes much more complicated to coordinate. Full credit for the success of this move rests with Linda Marnich.
The Clinic remained open in its old space through June 2008 and anticipated reopening in the new space for Fall Semester, leaving two months for packing, moving and unpacking. But, in August, after packing up, the department learned it would not be able to move until December. This gave only a few weeks to unpack everything necessary to resume services on schedule. Despite the unforeseen hiccup, neither educational nor client services were disrupted. Much of the Clinic had to remain unpacked, to provide services, until the final week of Fall Semester. Once the materials were moved, it was imperative that it be unpacked and function immediately, to be ready for Spring Semester.
For her packing, unpacking, packing, unpacking, and keeping her good humor all the while, it’s my pleasure to present this award to Linda.