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ETBU’s Ana Paula Mumy Receives Prestigious Community Service Award

February 26, 2024

East Texas Baptist University recognizes Dr. Ana Paula Mumy, Director and Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, who has been honored with the Burtis-Vogel-Elkins Community Service Award. This esteemed recognition is bestowed by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (TSHF) in acknowledgment of Dr. Mumy's exceptional leadership and service contributions through Spero Stuttering, a nonprofit organization.

The Burtis-Vogel-Elkins Community Service Award recognizes individuals whose dedication and service activities have significantly advanced the field of speech-language pathology. Dr. Mumy's exemplary commitment to the field of speech-language pathology has earned her this prestigious accolade.

This award is so meaningful to me because it not only allows me to continue this important work that directly advances the field of speech-language pathology, but it also brings awareness to the needs in the stuttering community and elevates the voices of people who stutter,” Mumy said. 

Dr. Mumy and the Spero Stuttering organization have consistently demonstrated a commitment to improving the lives of individuals who stutter through innovative programs, advocacy efforts, and community engagement. The impact of Dr. Mumy’s leadership is not only felt within the university but also extends to the broader community, emphasizing the vital role that community service plays in the field of speech-language pathology.

The Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (TSHF) formally recognized Dr. Mumy at the TSH Foundation Breakfast during the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA) Convention in February. Dr. Mumy attended the convention alongside ETBU Student Success Specialist Vanessa Johnston and Director of Graduate Admissions Diana Jasso De La Garza to promote ETBU’s Speech-Language Pathology programs.

“Dr. Mumy is a great example of a campus leader who models Christian servant leadership in life and work,” Provost and Vice President for Academics Dr. Thomas Sanders said. “These behaviors, actions and attitudes are often overlooked by culture. We celebrate this award.”