Marywood University’s Aphasia Support Group Wins National Award


SCRANTON, PA (October 27, 2015)—Marywood University’s Aphasia Support Group was recently awarded the 2015 RAISE (Raising Awareness In Stroke Excellence) Award, in the Voter’s Choice category, by the National Stroke Association. This is the second consecutive year that Marywood’s Aphasia Support Group is being recognized with this award.


The Aphasia Support Group held a fundraiser at Yogurt City, Dickson City, Pa., to benefit the National Stroke Association. For this event, graduate and middle school students educated customers and raised awareness about aphasia, strokes, and effective communication with stroke survivors. The event allowed for members and customers to spend time together and share their personal stories of triumph.


Pictured are Communication, Sciences, and Disorders graduate students (Kneeling, left to right):  Valerie Morgan, Walden, N.Y.; Kelsey Gallagher, Scott Twp, Pa.; and Chrissy DeCola, Dingmans Ferry.


(Second row, left to right):  Anne Widenhofer, Scranton, Pa.; Sarah Walker, Scranton, Pa.; Amanda Shire, Bensalem, Pa.; Deidre Romano, Belvidere, Pa.; and Ariel Muhs, Scranton,Pa.


(Third row, left to right): Jeanette Pepe, Howell, N.J.; Kathleen Brogan, Scranton, Pa.; Kim Miebach, Highland Lakes, N.J.; Sephanie Borger, Bangor, Pa.; Laura Drake, Tafton, Pa.; Danielle Plunkett, Ambler, Pa.; and Sydney Kishbaugh, Nescopeck, Pa.


For more information about the Aphasia Support Group or the Communication, Sciences, and Disorders department at Marywood University please visit or call (570) 348-6299.