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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. 


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Dean Hartwell Matches Gifts to the Psychology Clinic
Right now 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.
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Make it count for the Speech and Language Clinic!
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 Wayne State's Speech and Language Clinic. When 25 gifts of any size are made to the clinics fund, this donation will be unlocked. “Wayne State's Speech and Language Clinic provides high-quality, low-cost individual and group speech and language therapy to the Detroit community. The clinic serves hundreds of individuals a year both on campus and off. Please join me in making a gift that helps improve the lives of our neighbors and friends in the Detroit community.”
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Gifts by school, college and unit
From the Ilitch School to CLAS to the W Food Pantry. Who is leading Giving Day with the most number of gifts?
Rank Department Gifts
1 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 252
2 College of Education 140
3 College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts 137
4 Mike Ilitch School of Business 135
5 School of Medicine 106
6 College of Nursing 105
7 School of Social Work 84
8 College of Engineering 67
9 Law School 62
10 School of Information Sciences 55
11 C.S. Mott Center 54
12 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives 38
13 General Scholarship Fund 35
14 Athletics 32
15 WSU Press 30
16 Alumni Programs 29
17 Irvin D. Reid Honors College 26
18 The W Food Pantry 22
19 Student Emergency Fund 21
20 Computing & Information Technology 19
21 HIGH Program 18
22 University Libraries 17
23 Junior Year in Munich 13
24 WDET 8
25 International Programs 8
26 Institute of Gerontology 5
27 Pharmacy Practice 5
28 Economic Development 5
29 Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies 5
30 TechTown Detroit 4
31 Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute 4
32 Detroit Radio Information Service 4
33 Freer House 4
34 Occupational Therapy 4
35 Dean's Discretionary Fund 3
36 Mortuary Science 3
37 EACPHS Diversity Scholarship 2
38 Graduate School 2
39 Physical Therapy 2
40 Pharmaceutical Science 2
41 Center for Urban Studies 1
42 Emeritus Academy 1
43 Class Gift 0
44 Eugene Applebaum Pharmacy and Health Sciences 0
45 Office of Campus Sustainability 0
46 Pharmacy Class of 1979 Scholarship 0
47 Clinical Laboratory Science 0
48 Nurse Anesthesia 0
49 Other 0
50 Pathologists' Assistant 0
51 Physician Assistant 0
52 Radiation Therapy Technology 0
53 Radiologic Technology 0
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Donors by Affinity
Alumni, friends, faculty and staff members, parents and students make Wayne State what it is. Which group will make the biggest impact today? Stay tuned!
What is your affiliation to WSU?
Rank Answer Amount
1 Alumni $143,116.20
2 Faculty/Staff $69,801.00
3 Friend $30,230.00
4 Parent $3,275.00
5 Student $1,740.00
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WSU Employee Donations by Division
Across the university, our employees care about Wayne State's mission, inspiring from within. Which division has the most donors?
What division do you work for?
Rank Answer Donors
1 Liberal Arts & Sciences 64
2 Development & Alumni Affairs 47
3 School of Medicine 23
4 School of Social Work 21
5 Business School 19
6 College of Education 16
7 Computing & Info Technology 14
8 College of Nursing 13
9 Fine & Performing Arts 12
10 Provost & VP Academic Affair 9
11 Student Affairs 9
12 University Libraries 8
13 WSU Press 8
14 Research 6
15 School of Info. Sciences 6
16 Pharmacy & Health Science 6
17 Marketing and Communications 6
18 Athletics 5
19 Law School 4
20 Facilities Plan & Management 3
21 Business Operations 3
22 Honors College 3
23 Human Resources 3
24 VP Economic Development 3
25 Educational Outreach 2
26 College of Engineering 2
27 Internal Audit 2
28 Division of Enrollment Mgmt 2
29 Inst. Res. Assess & Data Res 1
30 WDET 1
31 General Counsel 1
32 Fiscal Operations 1
33 Secretary Board of Governors 1
34 Research Support 1
35 VP Finance & Bus Operations 1
36 President 1
37 Graduate School 1
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Your Gift to the Department of Public Health Goes Further
The 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. Make your donation now to see your dollar go further to support public health!
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Tuition Relief for Audiology Students Challenge
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.
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Alumni Class Year by Decade
With over 274,000 living alumni, WSU is proud of all alumni. Which decade of Warriors will prove to be the most philanthropic today?
In which decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 '70s 115
2 '80s 114
3 '90s 107
4 2000s 75
5 2010s 59
6 '60s 47
7 2020s 16
8 '50s 5
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Regional Network Challenge
Which regional network can bring in the most donors on Giving Day? Gifts from across the nation (and world!) will be mapped and whichever Regional Network takes the lead will have an additional $500 gift made to the Student Emergency Fund in their honor by the WSU Alumni Association.
Which regional network are you part of?
Rank Answer Donors
1 Chicago 20
2 DC 15
3 LA 13
4 Northern California 12
5 NYC 9
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