33° Eagle Social Activities


Kansas State University Speech and Hearing Center Celebration!

On August 27, 2014, Kansas State University Speech and Hearing Center and the Scottish Rite Organization celebrated its partnership on the campus of Kansas State. K-State hosted a program and reception for the Scottish Rite Members, Kansas State University Faculty and Communication Sciences and Disorders Students.

The program consisted of comments from Dr. Robert Garcia, Program Director and Melanie Hilgers, Clinic Director. Dr. John Buckwalter, Dean of Human Ecology and Dr. Dottie Durband, Director of School of Family Studies and Human Services extended messages of gratitude to the Scottish Rite Members for their dedication to children with communication disorders and their families.

Local parents of a client highlighted their child’s story and the impact that Kansas State Speech and Hearing Center Services have had on his life. They shared their appreciation for the client scholarship that they had received.

Mr. Hugh Gill and Mr. Don Hamilton welcomed Kansas State as a new Rite Care Clinic and presented Dr. Robert Garcia with a plaque and financial contribution. Refreshments were served and tours of the Kansas State Speech and Hearing Center were provided to Scottish Rite Members by graduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
K-State CSD Graduate Students.
Hugh W. Gill, III, 33º, SGIG of Kansas, and Dr. Robert Garcia, Dept. Head at K-State Speech and Hearing Center
Hugh W. Giill, III, 33º SGIG, presenting a check for $20,000.00 from the Kansas Scottish Rite Foundation to the K-State Speech and Hearing Center. Dr. Garica accepting the check as Dr. Buckwalter looks on.
K-State CSD Graduate Faculty.
Manhattan Scottish Rite Members, Rex Boatman, 33º, Rod Kalivoda. 32º KCCH, Mike Rogers, 32º KCCH
Dr. John Buckwalter, K-State Dean, Hugh W. Gill, III, 33º, SGIG of Kansas, Melanie Hilgers, Center Coordinator
Dr. Robert Garcia, Donald F. Hamilton, 33º, Melanie Hilgers and Hugh W. Gill, III, 33º, SGIS with the brass plaque that was presented to them.