Giving Day contributions of every size make a major difference! Support one of these projects today or give to another area that helps the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Audiology Student Support
Chair of the Wayne State University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Jinsheng Zhang, Ph.D. has generously donated $3,000 this Giving Day to challenge alumni and friends to make gifts to support tuition relief for Audiology students. With 25 gifts of any size to the Audiology fund, Dr. Zhang's gift will be unlocked. When you support our Audiology students and help them reduce their education costs, you empower the next generation of professional audiologists. The Au.D. program at Wayne State University provides students with the greatest clinical education opportunities available and prepares students to meet Michigan state licensure requirements for entering clinical practice as an audiologist. At WSU's Audiology Clinic, Audiology students work alongside faculty and staff to provide free, high-quality services to patients. The clinic provides services 1,500 to 2,000 patients annually at both WSU's on-campus clinic and off-campus placements.
Speech-Language Pathology: Provide the WSU Speech and Language Clinics with an Interactive Smart Board
For $5,000, the Wayne State University Speech and Language Clinics (which support approximately 160 clients each semester) will be able to install an interactive smart board that gives student clinicians an array of capabilities for assisting their clients. A small group of individuals has generously donated $2,000 this Giving Day to challenge alumni and friends to make a gift in support of WSU's Speech and Language Clinics. The Speech and Language Clinics serve both as a community service agency and as an educational/clinical training laboratory for WSU Speech-Language Pathology students. Clients include children, people who have suffered strokes, and elderly individuals. Services are also offered to several community agencies that include Renaissance Head Start, Christ Child House, Angel's Place, and Mary's Children Family Center. With 25 gifts of any size to the Speech and Language Clinics fund, this $2,000 gift will be unlocked. The challenge fund was made possible through the generosity of Karen O'Leary, Lori Shaffer Clarke, Mari Vaydik, and the Kaufman Children's Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor & Autism Treatment.
Clinical Psychology Program - Psychology Clinic
The Wayne State University Psychology Clinic is an invaluable resource for the metro Detroit community, offering therapy to individuals, couples and families who are struggling with issues such as depression and anxiety, substance use, personality and relationship problems, trauma, grief and loss, among other issues. Because these services are provided by Wayne State University doctoral students (supervised by faculty who are licensed clinical psychologists), the clinic can train the next generation of clinical psychologists, while providing very affordable services. The clinic serves approximately 225 clients annually, who include Wayne State students and staff as well as members of the broader community. At great cost, the clinic quickly reconfigured during the pandemic to be able to offer all its services remotely, through telehealth and, in many cases, free of charge for individuals who were unemployed. As the need for affordable psychological services grows during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Psychology Clinic needs your support now more than ever. TODAY ONLY, your gift is doubled when you choose to support the Psychology Clinic. Dean Stephanie Hartwell is matching donations dollar for dollar up to $2,000.
Hear from the Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training program, Dr. Mark Lumley, about the importance of the program and alumni support here.
Public Health Student Internships, Conferences and Travel
The field of public health is connected to – literally – every facet of human life and our social condition. Public health professionals are working throughout our community to control the raging coronavirus pandemic, promote racial and economic justice, end food and housing insecurity, empower mental health, preserve and protect the environment, and reduce health disparities to enhance everyone’s quality and quantity of life. Undergraduate training in public health also prepares our alumni to be better clinical providers – doctors, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists, counselors, social workers, dentists, and more. Our students use their understanding of the social determinants of health to improve their own lives, their families’ lives, and the health of our communities.
Currently, the Department of Public Health is serving more than 1,100 student majors, 250+ minors, and many more students who take our courses as electives, to meet General Education requirements, or for personal interest. One of the most invaluable parts of an undergraduate Public Health education is the opportunity to learn and gain experience through an internship or conference, which are oftentimes too expensive for our students. Support students and help them to have these once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
TODAY ONLY, your gift is doubled when you choose to support the Department of Public Health. Chair of the Department of Public Health, Patricia Wren, Ph.D. and Associate Professor Miranda-Hartsuff, Ph.D, are matching donations dollar for dollar up to $2,000.
Wayne State faculty and staff can give via payroll deduction here. Consider a WSU legacy gift in your estate plan.