Leading the Charge
“If we’re going to be the entrepreneurial, innovative, forward-thinking institution we aspire to be, we’re going to have to do things like this to generate ideas — the kind of ideas that can change the world.”
– Nelson Marchioli ‘72
Spring 2017 Marchioli Collective Impact Innovation Award Winner
The desire to help brought Dr. Jennifer Kent-Walsh to UCF in 2003, and is also what made her the winner of UCF’s first award based on the new Collective Impact Strategic Plan, which is designed to recognize and reward ideas that help advance the university through innovation.
By founding the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) Center at UCF, Kent-Walsh has made the simple dream of communicating a reality for many with significant speech impairments. The clinic, which has an overarching goal of academic and clinical teaching, research and service, is able to help community members gain a “voice,” while training the next generation of speech-language pathologists.
| Questions? Contact Dr. Lisa Guion Jones at Lisa.Jones@ucf.edu