November 25, 2014  

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Southern Miss Children’s Center Board Member Langford Honored

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Pictured left to right: Margaret Brinegar, former director of The Children's Center; Donna Langford; Jayne Buttross, center staffer; Cynthia Bivins, current center director. (Submitted photo)

Donna Langford, co-chair of the board for The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been recognized for her generosity and giving spirit with Mississippi’s 2013 Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award.

Langford is one of 14 Mississippians to receive the GIVE Award – Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence – presented by the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service. The recipients were honored during a luncheon in Jackson on April 22.

Langford became affiliated with The Children’s Center 32 years ago shortly after her son was born with cleft lip and palate. Her unique circumstances presented an opportunity to help and support the center and the families it serves.

For more than three decades, Langford has been a visible advocate for The Children’s Center as a public speaker, fund-raiser and financial contributor. She has served on the center’s board for eight years.

The Children’s Center, a United Way community partner, is a clinical program within the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi that provides transdisciplinary early intervention services for children birth through five years of age with developmental disabilities.

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