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Scholarship Recipient Meets Founder

Departmental News

Posted: Aug 14, 2013 - 12:00am

Jackie with Dr. Porch

Professor Emeritus Dr. Bruce Porch founded a scholarship to support graduate students with special interests in line with his; neurological disorders and/or reading problems (children and adults.)  He is the author of the Porch Index of Communicative Abilities and the Porch Index of Communicative Abilities in Children. He also worked at the VA Hospital for many years.

Each year, the Department awards the Porch Scholarship to at least one outstanding student.  This year’s Porch Scholarship recipient is Jackie Whitham, a second year graduate student in the Master’s program.

Recently, Jackie got a chance to meet Dr. Porch and thank him in person for his support.  They, along with Dr. Phyllis Palmer, met for lunch last week.  It looks like they had a great time - congratulations on your award, Jackie! And thank you Dr. Porch for your continued support of our department and students!