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Student named Volunteer of the Year for Savannah Speech and Hearing Center

Georgia Southern University student Caroline Steed was selected as this year’s Annie F. Oliver Volunteer of the Year award recipient by the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center.

The award is given annually to individuals who have demonstrated excellence and a strong commitment to volunteering for the betterment of the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center community.

“I was extremely honored to receive this award,” said Steed. “Volunteering for this organization has truly been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I feel very fortunate to be given the chance to work with the diverse populations that Savannah Speech and Hearing Center serves.”

Steed, a native of Savannah, graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences from Armstrong State University. Steed returned to obtain a post-baccalaureate certificate in communication sciences and disorders on the Armstrong Campus.

Steed has volunteered with the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center since January 2018 and has clocked more than 188 hours of volunteer experience working in a variety of areas including hearing screenings at local schools, the Stroke Group, Sound Start and fundraising events.

“I have had the chance to learn from some of the most skilled, caring and compassionate people I have ever had the pleasure of coming into contact with,” she said. “Volunteering and giving back to the community I was born and raised in gives you an incomparable sense of worth.”

Steed was honored at a volunteer reception in February. She plans to continue her education after graduation in May and obtain a master’s degree in communication sciences and pursue a career in speech-language pathology.



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