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Dr. Janis Wolfe Gasch Creates New Scholarship for Audiology Students

Dr. Janis Wolfe Gasch ’75 and Daniel Gasch recently established the Dr. Janis Wolfe Gasch Outreach and Service Award endowment to provide scholarship support for students in the Doctor of Audiology program.

A unique feature of this endowment is that the student must be actively involved in one or more SLHS’ community outreach and education programs such as:

  • St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic
  • Adult Loss of Hearing Association (ALOHA)
  • Southern Arizona Hearing Aid Bank
  • Living Well with Hearing Loss
  • Baja Mexico Orphanage Project
  • Southern Arizona Border Projects for Inclusion

    Dr. Gasch is known for her professional contributions and outstanding service to the field of audiology. In 2003, she received the Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Audiology for her work to provide services to indigent Mexican children at St. Andrews Children’s Clinic in Nogales, Mexico. Dr. Gasch was the Founder and Director of Arizona Hearing Specialists, the first audiology private practice in Tucson. Through her practice, she has provided countless hours of training and mentoring to SLHS graduate students. Dr. Gasch was a past president of the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has an outstanding record in community service. In 2005, the SLHS department recognized her with the Distinguished Alumna Award.   

    “Providing volunteer audiology and hearing aid services at the St. Andrews Children’s Clinic in Nogales was one of the most humbling and gratifying experiences of my career. It is so easy to take for granted everything that we have – both professionally and personally: up-to-date equipment, office space and staff; as well as the homes we live in, the food on our tables, the clothes we wear and the schools our children attend. Having the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the hearing -impaired children and their families seen through the Clinic, made me a better audiologist and a better person. I hope this award will motivate future students to use their knowledge to expand their experiences beyond the classroom.” - Janis Wolfe Gasch, Au.D.,CCC-A Retired, FAAA

    A special thank you to Dr. and Mr. Gasch for their continued support of student success in the department.