June 2018

Dr. Nancy Polow, Owner/Director of Suburban Speech Center, Short Hills, NJ, was awarded the NJ State Governor’s Jefferson Award in the Executive Leadership award category.

Photo Jefferson Award Nancy PolowThe Jefferson Awards were established in 1972 as the official recognition program of the United States Senate. It is considered America’s highest honor for public service and volunteerism. In New Jersey the awards are also the official recognition program of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Volunteerism.

Dr. Nancy Polow is recognized both locally and nationally as a leader in the field of speech-language pathology. She is known for her extensive volunteer work in the New Jersey Speech-Language Hearing Association (NJSHA). She was recognized by the New Jersey Speech-Language Hearing Association (NJSHA) colleagues when they awarded her “The Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award”, “President’s Award for Excellence”, and the “Honors of the Association”. Her most recent award, the Distinguished Professional Service award, was received in 2014 from NJSHA. Nancy was featured on CBS “This Morning” as well as the National Geographic Network (The Science Times). Besides holding positions as president, vice president, and convention chairperson, her work with Governor Thomas Kean was instrumental to the passage of the licensure bill in 1984.

Dr. Polow also was invited to volunteer and participate at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University. Her achievements were recognized by the Scientific Learning Corporation when she was presented with the Leadership Award and the First Annual Pat Wilson award.

Dr. Polow established Suburban Speech Center, Short Hills, NJ, 40 years ago and has served as Director since that time. She has received national and statewide recognition for her achievements.