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Delta Zeta chapter raises more than $4,700 for Communication Disorders Clinic at Appalachian

BOONE—Delta Zeta Sorority’s Lambda Phi chapter recently sponsored its 9th annual Turtle Trot 5K, The even drew more than 300 runners and raised $4,738.40 to support the Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic at Appalachian State University.

View larger imageKaiti Chandler, front left, Lambda Phi Chapter president; Patterson Weaver, Lambda Phi Chapter philanthropy chair; and Dr. Gary McCullough, BCHS associate dean and clinic director, hold a check representing funds raised for the clinic through the sorority’s annual fundraiser. Also pictured are Dr. Jennifer Dalton, back left, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders; Sherry Street-Tobin, communication sciences and disorder clinical educator; and Dr. Fred Whitt, BCHS founding dean. (photo submitted)

Participants included sorority and community members, and students from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Donald C. Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS). Lambda Phi chapter president Kaiti Chandler and philanthropy chairman Patterson Weaver presented a check for the clinic to BCHS Founding Dean Fred Whitt and Associate Dean and Clinic Director Gary McCullough.

The funding will support services offered by the clinic for individuals with communication disorders related to autism, traumatic brain injury, hearing impairment, and speech and language-based learning disabilities.

The Appalachian Delta Zeta chapter has contributed more than $49,700 to the clinic since establishing its philanthropic partnership.

About Lambda Phi

Lambda Phi chapter of Delta Zeta was charted Dec. 2, 1973. It is one of the oldest sororities at Appalachian. Delta Zeta has over 160 chapters in the United States and Canada with approximately 14,000 active members. The organization supports the speech and hearing impaired through local and national philanthropic partnerships. National partnerships include Gallaudet University, Painted Turtle Camp, Starkey Hearing Foundation and the House Ear Institute.

More information about Delta Zeta Sorority and its national philanthropy is available at

About the Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic

The Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic has served Watauga county and surrounding communities by providing services for children, adolescents, and adults with communication disorders since 1968. It is a part of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders within BCHS and an important a community-based training facility for students pursuing graduate degrees in speech-language pathology. The highly trained clinic staff includes state licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists who are certified by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

For more information about the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders or the Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic, visit