Tincy Miller Receives Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award
Jun. 27, 2013
Geraldine “Tincy” Miller (left) is presented with the Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award by Callier Center Executive Director Thomas Campbell (center). Pamela Busbee, president of the Callier Foundation, and Dr. Ken Altshuler help in the presentation at the 2013 Callier Cares Luncheon.
Geraldine “Tincy” Miller was recently presented with the second annual Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award, which honors those who make outstanding contributions to improving the lives of people with communication disorders.
Miller, who has served on the Texas State Board of Education for more than 25 years, is now the District 12 representative.
“Tincy’s life work has been dedicated to improving the lives of children with learning differences and communication disorders,” said Dr. Thomas Campbell, the Ludwig A. Michael, MD, Callier Center Executive Director and Sara T. Martineau Professor. “I cannot think of a more fitting way to honor her tireless efforts than presenting her with the 2013 Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award, which was named for one of Dallas’ most philanthropic and compassionate couples.”
The Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award began in 2012 as part of an annual fundraising luncheon for the Callier Care Fund. The fund provides support to patients who would otherwise be unable to afford clinical care. It also promotes promising young students and new faculty members' research projects. Ruth and Ken Altshuler received the inaugural 2012 Callier Care Award for their significant contributions to help patients and families at the Callier Center.
“Ruth and Ken are such role models in helping make our community a better place to live and work and succeed,” Miller said. “I have always been passionate about helping children who fall through the cracks of our educational system to become successful. The Callier Care Fund helps our children and their families in this endeavor.”
Ruth Altshuler’s record of philanthropy includes receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Junior League International, a lifetime membership on the Salvation Army National Advisory Board, and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.
Dr. Kenneth Altshuler is the Stanton Sharp Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. His academic and research interests have included studying early childhood deafness, genetics and psychoanalysis.
“We have been very fortunate to have Ken Altshuler participate as a member of the Callier Board,” said Dr. Bert Moore, dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and Aage and Margareta Møller Distinguished Professor at UT Dallas. “Ken’s long history in deafness research, institutional leadership and community service enables him to bring a unique perspective of how to advance the Callier Center. His and Ruth’s generous support of the Callier Center has had an enormous impact on our ability to improve patient care, train promising clinicians, and staff our facility with the finest researchers.”
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