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Help us honor Tony Seikel!

Give today and honor Tony Seikel: professor, clinician, former department chair, former associate dean of SRCS, and forever friend.

Tony Seikel is retiring after 17 years at ISU in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders. How do we honor a man who is kind, creative, productive, supportive, amusing, and inspiring? We established an endowed scholarship in his name. You have the opportunity to donate to the Tony Seikel Scholarship Endowment. This scholarship will ensure that Tony's legacy is remembered for generations to come.

Every gift made in support of the Tony Seikel Scholarship Endowment will be used to establish a scholarship that will be awarded annually to a graduate student studying Speech Language Pathology with a focus on clinical research.

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    Tony, You have been just the best colleague and mentor. We will miss you very much. You have made this a better department through the roles you have played, and the future faculty, staff, clients, and especially the students will continue to benefit from your influence. Personally, I will miss that laugh! Robert and I together wish all the best to you and to Paula as you move into the "redirection" phase of your lives. Enjoy!

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    I was lucky enough to have Dr Seikel as both an undergrad and a grad student. Such an amazing mentor!

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    We loved Dr. Seikel! Best wishes for your retirement! Angela (Duggan) Brinkhaus - class of 1999

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    Congratulations and happy retirement, Dr. Seikel! My fondest memories of learning at ISU occurred in your classrooms!! Your knowledge and enthusiasm for whatever topic you were teaching, as well as your interest in us, your students, was inspirational and greatly appreciated! Thank you for all that you did for us and for the speech pathology program. Best wishes for many wonderful years ahead! Celeste (Howard) Lee SLP Class of 2008 Boise, Idaho

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    To say Dr. Seikel will be missed is an understatement! I remember when he interviewed for the position...I told another colleague, "I think he must genuinely be the nicest person I have ever met." He proved that to be true! THANKS so much for your mentorship, entrepreneurship, leadership, partnership, friendship! AND....congratulations on your retirement! Live it up!

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    Let's honor an honorable professor, mentor, colleague, and friend - an honorable man!

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    I can't express how much Dr. Seikel has meant to me as a professor, mentor, and colleague. He has helped so many and been such an inspiration to thousands of SLPs, and I consider myself so very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work so closely with him. Congratulations, Tony, and thank you!!

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    Dr. Seikel is an incredible mentor and professor. The university and department will miss him dearly. He was always a bright light in every student's life. Happy retirement!!

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    Tony and Paula: Congratulations on a well deserved retirement. I so enjoyed having you as a colleague in CSD at ISU and look forward to having you as colleagues in NKA. The very best to you both as you enter this next phase of adventure called life. Barb Bain

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    What a wonderful mentor and opportunity for future students!

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    Tony's mentorship of junior faculty was so important to me. What a wonderful legacy he created at Idaho State University. This is a great way to keep his energy going!!

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    Thank you for making a lasting impression on our students, our department, and our university! Happy retirement!

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    Thank you for everything Dr. Seikel. I feel so incredibly fortunate to have had you as a professor, and to learn from such a brilliant and enthusiastic educator. I will always remember you as a kind, engaged, cat-loving professor with the greatest laugh I have ever heard. Happy retirement, enjoy it!

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    Dr. Seikel made learning about neurology my most favorite subject in grad school. Such a caring, intelligent, funny and happy professor! Thank you for all you have given me and our profession! Enjoy retirement. Laura

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What is so special about Tony Seikel?

If you were lucky enough to know Tony as a professor, colleague, or community member, then you already know what an amazing person he is. You may not be aware of all the ways he has impacted us. Here are some of Tony’s accomplishments at ISU:

  • Helped to establish a new School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences as Founding Associate Dean;
  • Created and implemented online pre-professional and online master’s in speech-language pathology programs;
  • Established the Consensus Model in our department, which has led to our positive supportive climate;
  • Had an integral role in creating the vision and developing the reality of the Treasure Valley Anatomy Lab;
  • Led the effort to propose an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Rehabilitation, which is now under review;
  • Published dozens of papers and chapters across a wide range of topics;
  • Wrote the most widely used textbook on anatomy and physiology for speech-language pathology and audiology;
  • In partnership with Paula, developed courses in Mindfulness in the Division of Health Sciences for students, faculty, and community practitioners;
  • Inspired generations of undergraduate and graduate students to careers of creative research and evidence-based practice;
Tony not only contributed to Idaho State University and his profession, but he also generously supported his colleagues with wisdom, humor, and cat stories. Along with Paula, his “Sweetie”, he has spread an aura of peace and compassion for all living things and modeled compassion in all his interactions.

Why a scholarship fund?

Tony is passionate about teaching and learning, and he is committed to assisting students. The costs of our degree programs have increased at a rate far outpacing inflation, and our students often graduate with a substantial burden of debt. A scholarship will support students, advance the professions, and ensure that Tony’s many legacies to our department are remembered for future generations. Please show your support for Tony and Paula as they move to this next stage of their lives, and join us in making a contribution to the Tony Seikel Scholarship Endowment.

What is an endowment?

An endowment fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding. Endowment assets are invested. Each year, a portion of the value of the fund is paid out to support the fund’s purpose, and any earnings in excess of this distribution are used to build the fund’s market value. In this way, an endowment fund can grow and provide support for its designated purpose in perpetuity. When you establish an endowment fund, you create a permanent legacy of support for Idaho State University.

ISU is a recognized as a 501(c)(3) by the IRS. Gifts made to Idaho State University are deductible at the highest limits allowed for federal income or estate tax purposes.