Valley of Enfield Scottish Rite Bodies make donation to ECU clinic
GREENVILLE (06/08/2010)—The Valley of Enfield Scottish Rite Bodies recently donated $2,500 to East Carolina University’s Speech and Hearing Clinic.
Scottish Rite Masons Jim Alford of Tarboro, Dr. Hartwell Fuller of Pinetops, Carl Hunsicker of Murfreesboro and Gene Todd of Scotland Neck toured the clinic and made the donation on May 20.
North Carolina’s Scottish Rite has a longstanding partnership with ECU’s Speech and Hearing Clinic. In the past 38 years, the fraternal organization has given almost $1 million to ECU’s Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders and Dyslexia clinical program.
“They are not only supporting the children in our program, but they contribute to the education of our students,” said Dr. Gregg Givens, chairman of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at ECU.
The Scottish Rite program specializes in diagnostic evaluations for children and adolescents who are suspected of having or have been diagnosed with a language-based learning disability including problems with pre-reading skills, reading, writing, understanding speech or expressing themselves. It is one of the premiere facilities in the southeastern United States, Givens said.
North Carolina’s Scottish Rite Masons support speech, language and hearing clinics at Appalachian State University, the Scottish Rite Center in Charlotte and at ECU.
Anyone can refer to ECU’s clinic. For more information, go to http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/csd/clinic.cfm. For an appointment, call 744-6104.
Contact: Crystal Baity