Yvette Young ’14, ’15 is a graduate student in the speech-language pathology (SLP) program at University of the Pacific. She is the recipient of the Virginia Puich Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes students who have illustrated clinical and academic excellence who are entering Pacific’s Graduate Program in speech-language pathology.
Young grew up in Manteca, Calif. and only moved to Stockton a year ago. The support of the faculty and staff aspired her to choose Pacific. Speech-language pathologists inspires to help improve and impact the lives of others. “I was inspired to study Speech-language pathology because of the opportunities speech-language pathologists have to positively impact the lives of others by helping them communicate.” Young shares the same ambitions as her fellow aspiring speech-language pathologists. The Virginia Puich Endowed Scholarship has provided Young the opportunity to focus more on her studies and better prepare herself for the career that will follow the 15 month speech-language pathology program.
A compassionate, hardworking problem-solver, Young shares that receiving the Virginia Puich Endowed Scholarship “is such a great honor” and it means the world to her because it shows her that the faculty and staff believe in her and her full potential. With the full support of her faculty and School she is ready to apply her knowledge.
Young feels very motivated and ready to fulfill her purpose in life after she completes the graduate program. She encourages future speech-language pathology students to immerse themselves in the field. “It is important to fully dedicate yourself to your studies because what we learn in the classrooms and in the clinics will impact our clients and the community.”
By Sodar Soth '15