Alumna: Speech-Language Pathology
Inspiration often comes from the most unlikely places. Morgan Schmincke was on her way to pursuing a degree in hospitality when she began having second thoughts. She then shadowed a speech pathologist, which led her to Towson University.
“I loved the interaction speech pathologists had with patients and the idea of improving the quality of life for patients,” says Schmincke, who had a deposit check in hand for Towson University before she even received her acceptance letter. After finishing a challenging undergraduate program at TU, she is now completing her final year in the speech-language pathology master’s program. Schmincke is a big believer that Towson University students can have it all. “Whatever a student needs, the support system is there. The more you put in, the more rewarding the results.”
Schmincke has gained valuable clinical experience at the Speech and Language Center in Towson University’s Institute for Well-Being. “The faculty expertise along with the coursework and Towson University’s state-of-the-art clinical facilities far surpass what most graduate programs in this field have to offer,” says Schmincke.
Additionally, the range of off-campus clinical placements available to students reflect the broad professional networks of faculty members. Schmincke put her skills into practice at externship experiences with Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Anne Arundel Medical Center this academic year.
Her work experiences have also set her up for success. “I’ve worked in a public elementary school in Anne Arundel County with students who had speech and language needs,” says Schmincke. At the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, she worked with patients across the lifespan with intensive medical issues that often impacted speech and language functions.