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Endowed gift creates school to elevate Communication Sciences & Disorders programs

Before the unveiling of a new sign for the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic, Chancellor Victor J. Boschini and Board Chairman Clarence Scharbauer III chat with the Davies family: daughter Morgan '12, Mrs. Marilyn Davies and son Taylor.

The Davies family of Houston has made possible the establishment of the Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders within the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences. The family's transformative $5 million gift is elevating an already exceptional program to school status.

Morgan Davies graduated in 2012 with a degree in Habilitation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and is now earning a doctorate in audiology at the University of Texas at Dallas. Morgan's mother, Marilyn Davies, became passionate about the Habilitation of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing program as well. Last year, she was invited to join the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences Board of Visitors.

Marilyn and Morgan Davies made possible the Davies Graduate Workspace in the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic with a previous gift. Their latest contribution brings many additional opportunities. Communication sciences and disorders majors will benefit from new experiences with hearing impaired populations. Faculty will gain new funding for research, which in turn will provide opportunities for students to have scholarly experiences. Individuals with communication disorders will be better served because of additional support for the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic. As Chancellor Victor J. Boschini noted during the dedication of the Davies Graduate Workspace, "Because the Davies School was established by an endowed gift, the study of communication sciences and disorders will live on at TCU in perpetuity."

TCU's Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders has a remarkable platform to build upon:

  • Students in the Habilitation of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing program have a 100 percent pass rate on state certification exams and a 100 percent employment rate after graduation.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks TCU among the top 15 masters-only Speech-Language Pathology programs in the country.
  • TCU's is the first and only Deaf Education collegiate program in the state that provides graduates with a dual certification teaching degree.
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders at TCU houses the first federally funded bilingual training program for Speech-Language Pathologists, one of only a handful of such programs in the nation.
  • The University provides more than 10,000 hours of clinical service annually to children and adults with communication disorders.


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