Maurice E. Goodwin ’14 chose Shenandoah for the opportunity to study at the Conservatory. “I found the faculty to be kind, intelligent and understanding,” said Goodwin. “I owe my current career to the mentorship I received from them during my time at Shenandoah University.”
Goodwin’s fondest memories during his time at the university are the friendships he created. He stills sees friends from Shenandoah annually and looks forward to continuing this in the future.
Goodwin is a senior speech language pathologist for the Texas Voice Center at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Within his role, he is specifically a singing voice specialist. “I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of various voice and upper airway disorders as a result of structural, functional, or neurologic etiology,” said Goodwin. He works alongside laryngologists, specialized ear, nose and throat doctors and other speech pathologists.
The most rewarding part of Goodwin’s career is working with singers/professional voice users in therapy and then being in the audience cheering them on when they return to the stage.
Goodwin’s Shenandoah education prepared him for a career as speech language pathologist because of the vocal training he received from the Conservatory. His time at Shenandoah also helped him establish a strong sense of self and leadership skills that translated into a career in health care.
Goodwin’s advice to students is: “You do not get any other opportunity in your life to study something that you love this intensely. Take advantage of your time at Shenandoah. Soak up all the knowledge, take advantage of all the leadership opportunities, try new things! It is such a great time to explore and dig in.”