UT Dallas honors Callier Center trustee

Stuart Bumpas has made many contributions to the UT Dallas cochlear implant program. | File photo

The University of Texas Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders recently honored Stuart Bumpas, a distinguished trustee of the center’s foundation, with the 2016 Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award at the Callier Care Luncheon.

“Today, under the leadership of Tom Campbell and his predecessors, Callier is confronting deafness and dispelling the loneliness that it can cause,” Bumpas said. “Callier has developed one of the largest and most consequential cochlear implant programs in the world. I am deeply honored to receive this award, an honor enhanced by the fact that it’s in the name of my two friends, Ruth and Ken Altshuler.”

The award recognizes the significant contributions Bumpas has made to the center’s efforts over the years, including serving on the board and successful fundraising efforts that have enabled contributions to the cochlear implant program, the Advanced Hearing Research Center in Dallas, the Callier Richardson Facility, the Callier Autism Center in Dallas and an expansion of the Callier Center on the UT Dallas campus.

The luncheon also highlighted some of the people the Callier Center has been able to help over the years, including 3-year-old Howard Palmer, who recently received cochlear implants, and the luncheon’s featured speaker Baily Turfitt, a freshman at the University of North Texas who received speech therapy from Callier.

The luncheon raised $200,000 for the center.

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