Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Big Thanks to Center Volunteers Nikki & Sarah!

Nikki Weintge 
Sarah Young 

 The Center said farewell this spring to two college volunteers, Nikki Weintge and Sarah Young.

A St. Louis Community College student, Nikki Weintge began volunteering in the Center’s Speech-Language Pathology Department in Summer 2014. She took additional classes to study speech disorders. Over the summer, Nikki traveled to Asia to work as a missionary. Nikki plans to further her speech-language studies at Fontbonne University in the fall.

"I loved the opportunities to learn and how much I could take away each day,” she said of her time at the Center.

As a child, Sarah Young spent six years in speech therapy, and before starting college she found out she had inherited hearing loss from her father, who has Meniere’s Disease. She discovered the Center at St. Louis University’s Service Fair in September 2011. She was a SLU nursing major with plans to join a national service fraternity and became a Center Audiology volunteer to earn service hours. Sarah worked in both the Clinic and the Development Department, but her favorite activity was assisting in the preparation for the Center’s big annual spring fundraiser.

“I loved making baskets, wrapping them, and of course the event itself,” she said.

The Center thanks both Nikki and Sarah for their time and effort and wishes them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides $1.75 million in speech/language and audiology services every year to residents of metropolitan St. Louis. It is a proud member of the United Way and in October was awarded the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) 2014 TORCH award. The award is given to businesses and charities that “demonstrate a commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices,” according to the BBB.

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