Marywood University Chapter members of the American Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association recently volunteered at the two-mile Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which was held at the PNC Field, Moosic, Pa.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Walk raised $97,742 through the efforts of more than 600 participants. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and fund for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional organization that determines the standards and ethics by which speech-language pathologists and audiologists practice their profession. ASHA also has a division called the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) that is responsible for determining accreditation standards for graduate programs in speech-language pathology and/or audiology.

For additional information about the Speech-Language-Hearing Association Chapter at Marywood University, please visit, or call (570) 348-6299, ext. 2608.

Pictured (left to right) First row: Emily Bubel, Hyde Park, N.Y.; Nicole Koestler, Hazlet, N.J.; Jacqueline Barics, Commack, N.Y.; Madison Horwath, Maple Shade, N.J.; Olivia Viscomi, Scranton, Pa.; Maggie Carter, Archbald, Pa.; Nichole Freiermuth, Beach Lake, Pa.; and Elizabeth Piorkowski, Jessup, Pa.

Second row (left to rght): Katelyn Gjini, Ramsey, N.J.; Rebeca Figueiras, Wachung, N.J.; Emily Salvatierra, Rye Brook, N.Y.; Andrew Montgomery, Lewistown, Pa.; Lauren Mekilo, Taylor, Pa.; and Marla Kovatch, professor of practice at Marywood University, Archbald, Pa.