On Saturday, April 26th, 2014, the second annual Run/Walk to Help Children Talk was hosted by students of the national
Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association at Fort Hays State University and faculty and staff of the Geneva Herndon
Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. This event was hosted in conjunction with the Scottish Rite Masons from the Valley of
Salina, Orient of Kansas. Proceeds from the event will support student scholarships and clinic materials.
There were 60 participants who ran and walked the 5K course around the Fort Hays State University campus.
Prizes were awarded for the top three females and male runners as well as the top five walkers. These individuals are
as follows: Female Runners 1) Nicole O’Dwyer, 2) Ashley O’Dwyer, and 3) Molly McCartney; Male Runners 1) Michael Brandel,
2) William Poland, and 3) Blake Roth; and walkers 1) Julia Kent, 2) Stephen Mizell, 3) Ron Kent, 4) Jacque Jacobs, and
5) Andrea Wichers.
Approximately 20 students majoring in speech-language pathology volunteered their time and talents for the event.
Following the Run/Walk, a lunch for Scottish Rite visitors was held. Those present for the event were Don and Beverly Hamilton,
Jim and Carol Winn, Nadine Gable, all from Salina, Doug Gomel, Beverly, Brad Boyer, Hays, and Henry and Carolyn Burmeister, Holyrood.
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Scottish Rite Members and their wives who attended the Run/Walk to Help Children Talk. Bev Hanilton, Nadine Gable,
Carolyn Burmeister, Henery Burmeister, Carol Winn, Brad Boyer, Donald Hamilton, James Winn and Douglas Gomel.
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Marla S. Stabb, (center) Coordinator of the Herndon Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. Marla will be retireing at the end of
the school year. She will be missed by the staff of the Scottish Rite Office here in Salina. To the Left of Marla is Dr. Jayne
Brandel, Chair of the Communications Disorders Depart. at FHSU, with whom we look forward to working.
Winners of the Run/Walk to Help Children Talk 2014
Students and Staff of Ft Hays State University that worked hard to put on the Run/Walk.
Congratulations to all who helped organize our successful event this year.