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Read about Amanda in this interview through Stockton College, her alma mater

Bird’s-Eye View Amanda Charney ’01 M.A. CCC-SLP

Posted on February 1, 2016 by faurots — No Comments ↓

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1. What was your major/field of study during your time at Stockton, and when did you graduate?

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. I graduated in 2001.

2. What is your current profession and what do you enjoy most about your job?

Founder/Executive Director of non-profit organization, Small Steps in Speech, a non-profit organization that provides grants and funding to children throughout the USA with communication disorders. Speech-Language Pathologist at Collingswood Board of Education.

3. What are some of your favorite Stockton memories – such as a favorite class, professor, spot on campus, or social event?

I have so many wonderful memories and it is so hard to just pin point a few. I still remember my P-Dorm and needing to check into a computer lab outside of our dorm because no one had their own personal computers/laptops in 1997! Of course I remember the famous Dick Berry, who taught my phonetics class with a strong Boston accent. He was one of my favorite professors. Professor Berry led the way for us students to attend the ASHA Convention my senior year in D.C. I also loved Atom Man Universe with Yitzhak Sharon- a complete genius! I could not end without giving a shout out to my lifelong friends that I still consider to be my rock to this day that I met during my time at Stockton.

4. How has attending Stockton influenced your life?

This is the easiest question! Stockton influenced my life in that it made me the professional that I am today as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Without Stockton and my preceptor telling me to consider Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, who knows where I would be today! I had no idea all that speech therapy entailed as I started off as a Marine Biology major.

5. What advice would you offer to current Stockton students and recent graduates?

To enjoy every moment… you won’t get this time back in life, so live it up, but focus hard! Get involved!!!! Get involved in clubs, local charities, and within your field of study. Volunteer, whatever your interest, but get involved with all that Stockton offers!

6. On a personal note, what is your favorite thing to do on your days off?

My favorite thing is to be outside on my days off! I love hiking, canoeing, racing (triathalons, running, swimming) and really anything, as long as I am outside in the fresh air. I am a part of a pretty remarkable organization called, “Team RWB” (Red White & Blue), where their mission is to enrich the lives of American’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity, so a lot of my racing I do with my teammates!

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