On an unseasonably warm New England fall evening we wound our way out of Boston to the historic Warren Center in Ashland. Warm shades of orange and red leaves highlighted our drive adding to the anticipation of an auspicious evening to celebrate the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 50th Anniversary.
Guests mingled with drinks and hors d’oeuvres in front of an open fire and enjoyed a slideshow of old and new images of students and faculty in the Department. Department Chair, Ennio Mingolla, and interim Bouve College Dean, Jack Reynolds, started the evening off with a champagne toast to past and present students, faculty and friends. After a delicious dinner, we were treated to remarks by honored guests, Helen Anis, retired faculty; Dr. Robert Redden, past chair and Dr. Robert Ferullo, founding Chair of the Department. Undergraduate student, Andrea Vuono, received the Robert Ferullo Scholarship Award for Graduate Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology students Caroline Freeman, Ashley Andrew, Cassondra Richards, Meghan Leavey, Courtney Perrone and Emily Manny were recognized for their academic excellence, professional values and service to the community that the Department has upheld for the past half century.
After coffee and dessert and warm farewells, the guests were presented with a timeline of the 50-year history of the Department and a computer bag embossed with the CSD 50th logo. Here’s to the next 50 years!