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Frontier Communications supports children's programming at MU's Speech-Language and Hearing Center
09-11-12

Frontier Communications presented the check to MU on Sept. 10.
Frontier Communications recently presented Misericordia University with a check for $32,000 from funds made available in 2012 by the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program that earmarks funding for educational improvement programs.

The funding is utilized by the Misericordia University Speech-Language and Hearing Center to provide innovative educational programs for students in kindergarten through third grade. Some of the EITC funding is also used by the low-cost clinical center to purchase cutting edge equipment to assess and treat students in kindergarten through third grade.

“The funds will be used in support of our speech-language and hearing center where we will combine our capable faculty and graduate students with the latest technology to help youngsters with speech-and-language disorders to do well in school and in life,” said Misericordia University President Michael A. MacDowell. “We are pleased that Frontier Communications has chosen to support Misericordia and the children we serve in this way.”

The Misericordia University Department of Speech-Language Pathology has been providing clinical opportunities to regional clients since 2003 in the Speech-Language and Hearing Center in John J. Passan Hall. To date, more than 2,500 children and adults have been treated at the clinic by students and faculty members. Faculty and students in the program have treated and improved the functional capacity of youngsters diagnosed with stuttering, autism, PDD, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, speech and language delays, apraxia, hearing impairment, voice disorders, swallowing disorders, and other conditions. Because of financial hardship or lack of clinical resources, some clients visit the center from as far away as 2½ hours away to access the specialized, low-cost services.

Frontier Communications Corp. is an S&P 500 company and is included in the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, entertainment services like TumTiki.com, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier’s approximately 15,300 employees are based entirely in the United States. For more information about Frontier Communications, please log on to www.frontier.com.

For more information about the services the Misericordia University Speech-Language and Hearing Center offers for children, adolescents and adults, please call (570) 674-TALK or log on to www.misericordia.edu/slp. For more information about Misericordia University, please log on to www.misericordia.edu or call (570) 674-6400. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 32 academic majors on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.

Caption:

Frontier Communications recently presented a check to the Misericordia University Department of Speech-Language Pathology in support of its programs that support school children. Participating in the ceremonial check presentation, from left, are Michael A. MacDowell, president, Misericordia University; Paul Quick, vice president and general manager of Pennsylvania operations, Frontier Communications; Michael R. Morton, general manager of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Frontier Communications, and Judith Ellis, manager of corporate, government and foundation relations, Misericordia University.