Samantha Goldberg is the recipient of the 2010 Adult Communication Disorders Scholarship. The scholarship selection committee noted her outstanding academic performance, commitment, and work ethic, along with the enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity she brings to her work with adults who have acquired neurologic communication disorders.
The Adult Communication Disorders Scholarship was made possible through the generosity of Ms. Amy Chaney Heffern (’86) and Mr. John Heffern (’83) for a student interested in any aspect of adult communication disorders. Ms. Heffern received her BA in 1984 and MS in Speech-Language Pathology in 1986; Mr. Heffern earned a BA in Economics in 1983 and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1988. Ms. Heffern has a private practice serving adult clients in the Princeton, NJ, area, primarily contracting with University Medical Center at Princeton. She is also in the process of founding the Central New Jersey Laryngectomy Support Group in conjunction with the local American Cancer Society, to provide support, education, and community outreach to individuals with laryngectomies and their families. Mr. Heffern is a managing partner and senior portfolio manager at Chartwell Investment Partners in Philadelphia, PA.