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National Stuttering Association: Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter

Co-chapter leader, Terrence Murgallis and
NSA group member, Marybeth Rissinger
Stuttering Support Group Information
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Misericordia University's National Students of Speech-Language Hearing Assocation (NSSLHA) & Students Spreading Disability Awareness (SSDA) Chapters team up with the National Stuttering Association: Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter to host our first annual 5k Run/Walk. All proceeds will benefit the National Stuttering Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing empowerment and support to persons who stutter!

Run? Walk? We don't care! Join us on March 30th at Misericordia University for some exercise, food, and all things stuttering! Race registration will be from 8:30-9:30 at the Anderson Outdoor Athletic Complex. The 5k will begin promptly at 10am.

Pre-register by e-mailing us at

Please include your t-shirt size within the e-mail. Pre-registration will run until March 15th.

  • Students: $15
  • Adults: $20
  • Race day registration: $25
Registration includes a race t-shirt & food!

Can't make it but interested in donating to the cause or becoming a sponsor? Please e-mail us for our sponsorship form! Donate & your business name will be listed on the back of our race t-shirts!

About the Support Group

  • Meets biweekly
  • This support group is for persons who stutter – teenagers and adults.
  • The group discusses speech, struggles with speech, or anything in general. This is all done in a comfortable environment in the Speech-Language and Hearing Center.
  • Stuttering support groups help people who stutter become confident, practice speaking in a relaxed environment with others who stutter, and discover new ways and strategies to cope with stuttering.


How did it all begin?
Terrence Murgallis, sophomore Speech-Language Pathology student, began coming to the Misericordia University Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic for speech therapy when he was in high school. He says it was the first time he had ever spoken to another person who stuttered. He is one of the organizers behind the expansion of the support group. “It is great to be able to talk about my stuttering in an environment where people understand,” Murgallis says. “It gives me peace of mind to know that I am not the only one facing this type of challenge.”


  • Friendly and informal.
  • Meetings are every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in Passan Hall, 2nd floor, Rm. 212.
  • Adolescences and adults are currently part of the group.

For further information regarding the Misericordia University Stuttering Support Group, email: