Alan B. Gould, 1951
Alan Gould has improved many lives through his work on behalf of the speech and hearing impaired. Vermont Academy honors Gould with the Florence Sabin Distinguished Alumni Award.
Gould graduated Middlebury College and earned a Master’s Degree from Southern Connecticut State University. He spent a sixth year in Management Administration at the University of Bridgeport and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech Pathology. After serving in the Army, Gould taught at the Kolburne School, then became Coordinator of Speech-Language and Hearing for the New Canaan Public Schools.
He established one of the first pre-kindergarten speech-language and hearing programs in Connecticut and founded the Connecticut Speech and Hearing Foundation. Gould has a speech pathology practice, and is active in the Connecticut Speech and Hearing Association. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Association, which reads, “Alan exemplifies the dedication and long-term commitment needed for furthering the needs of our association and for promoting the role of speech pathologists in serving the needs of the communicatively handicapped.”
Gould’s commitment is further demonstrated by his work at the Wilton Playshop. He organized their first signed stage performance, has written productions, and produced shows and seminars for the hearing impaired. The Connecticut chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf honored Gould with a distinguished service award.