Alex Kaganzev & Sid Voorakkara
Stockton University graduate Alex Kaganzev ’92 established the Seeta Voorakkara Communications Disorders Memorial Scholarship in honor of Seeta, his former speech-language pathologist. To this day, Alex remains grateful for Seeta’s life-changing guidance as his speech teacher, having provided him free classes. Mr. Kaganzev & Mr. Voorakkara, Seeta’s son, contribute funding to make this scholarship possible. Seeta was a dedicated nurse in her native country India, seeing firsthand the suffering of the poor and disenfranchised. Upon immigrating to the U.S., she earned a degree in Speech Therapy, then worked 30 years for the state of New Jersey as a Speech Therapist. She knew that Communication Disorders impacted virtually all aspects of a person’s life. She saw Speech Therapy as a means of giving the voiceless a voice. It was a way of helping people to communicate, to express their needs and desires, and to regain self- confidence. Seeta was dedicated to her mission of helping others take back their own life. She occasionally provided speech therapy to individuals at no cost.