Kathi Hoffer Riedman, a two time graduate of San Diego State University and former employee, recently established an endowed scholarship fund in the School of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences, where she was previously on staff.
The Hoffer-Riedman Scholarship, established in honor of Hoffer Riedman and also former SDSU faculty member Richard M. Riedman, who passed away last year, will support Speech-Language Pathology master’s students, and those in the joint doctoral program in Audiology.
While at SDSU, Kathi Hoffer Riedman was a speech-language pathologist who supported SDSU students in the university’s community-facing Speech-Language Clinic. She also helped establish SDSU’s Bilingual Certificate Program within the school, and taught at SDSU from 1982 to 1994.
Hoffer Riedman met her husband at SDSU. He helped to establish the university’s Audiology Department and taught within the department. The couple was married for 39 years, until Dr. Riedman’s passing last year.
“My husband and I met at Dr. Sue Earnest’s retirement dinner, then worked together in the Speech Pathology and Audiology program for the next 20 years. When Dick retired we moved to Oregon where I continued teaching and doing clinical work,” said Riedman, who currently resides in Oregon.
“Supporting higher education was a priority for both of us, and SDSU held a special place in our hearts,” she said. “Of course, Dr. Sue claimed full responsibility for our relationship and the existence of our two daughters.”
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