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Thankful Thursday – Vereen Coen

           Vereen Coen, Mrs. Richard, was the president of the Charleston Speech and Hearing Center Board of Directors that hired me in 1964. This was an exceptional community board and Vereen was the dynamo that kept it rolling. When Liz and I came to Charleston to look for housing, she drove us all over the area and Suzanne stayed at her house with her housekeeper. Her mother, Mary Vereen Huguenin, was the founding president of the then Junior League School of Speech and the co-editor of Charleston Receipts, the fabulous cookbook that supported the center for so many years. Over the years our friendship continued to develop and Vereen has remained a supporter. I always look forward to her cheerful telephone calls. She is one of the most positive, out-going people I know. She has made such a tremendous contribution to Charleston and to my life. Today I am thankful for this outstanding community volunteer and friend Vereen Coen.

             Take every Thursday to recognize someone you are thankful for and let him or her know it. You will be glad that you did. Enlist others to join us in creating an attitude of gratitude. Why just Thursdays? We should be thankful every day and that is the goal; however, if it were every day, it would soon fall by the wayside.

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Thankful Thursday – Vereen Coen

           Vereen Coen, Mrs. Richard, was the president of the Charleston Speech and Hearing Center Board of Directors that hired me in 1964. This was an exceptional community board and Vereen was the dynamo that kept it rolling. When Liz and I came to Charleston to look for housing, she drove us all over the area and Suzanne stayed at her house with her housekeeper. Her mother, Mary Vereen Huguenin, was the founding president of the then Junior League School of Speech and the co-editor of Charleston Receipts, the fabulous cookbook that supported the center for so many years. Over the years our friendship continued to develop and Vereen has remained a supporter. I always look forward to her cheerful telephone calls. She is one of the most positive, out-going people I know. She has made such a tremendous contribution to Charleston and to my life. Today I am thankful for this outstanding community volunteer and friend Vereen Coen.

             Take every Thursday to recognize someone you are thankful for and let him or her know it. You will be glad that you did. Enlist others to join us in creating an attitude of gratitude. Why just Thursdays? We should be thankful every day and that is the goal; however, if it were every day, it would soon fall by the wayside.

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Junior League of Charleston Honors Carnell

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the publication of Charleston Receipts, the Junior League of Charleston made a special gift of $2000 to the Charleston Speech and Hearing Center in honor of the contributions of Dr. Mitch Carnell’s 35 year’s as President/CEO of the center and his contributions to the Charleston Community.

Charleston Receipts was published to support the center, which the Junior League founded in 1947. The proceeds from the sale of the cookbook supported the center for 16 years until it became a member agency of the Trident United Way. Carnell, an ASHA Fellow and past president of the South Carolina Speech Language and Hearing Association, headed the center from 1964 until his retirement in 1999.

Carnell presented the check to Christine Dukes, director of speech language pathology, and Michelle Dressler-Lomano, audiologist at the center’s new satellite offices.

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