November 26, 2014  

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Hattiesburg Rotary Club Presents Check to Southern Miss Children’s Center

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Rotary Club of Hattiesburg President Dr. Scott Hummel, left, presents a check to Sarah Case-Price, director of The Children's Center for Communication and Development, as Rotary member Chris Price, right, looks on. (Submitted photo)

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi has received a donation of $11,065 from the Rotary Club of Hattiesburg, which represents proceeds from the organization’s annual “Night in Italy” benefit dinner.

This marks the 10th years that Rotary of Hattiesburg has supported and partnered with The Children’s Center, bringing the donation total to $122,110.

“Rotary International’s motto is ‘Service Above Self,’ so we are honored by our long-time partnership with the Children’s Center which provides invaluable services to children with communication and developmental needs,” said Club President Dr. Scott Hummel. “Night in Italy is our biggest fundraiser of the year and makes it possible for us to support the Children’s Center. I am proud of Rotarians who give so much of their time and money to help meet the needs of our community.”

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at Southern Miss provides an interdisciplinary team approach to the assessment and treatment of communicatively – and developmentally – delayed children ages birth through five years. Services are either home-based or center-based, depending on a child’s needs. Services are also geared to train and support families, university students and professionals.

To learn more about The Children’s Center, call 601.266.5222 or visit http://www.usm.edu/childrenscenter/