April 15, 2005

Contact: Angela Heisel, 272-3651

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EASi Therapy and Diagnostic Services will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to graduate students in the fields of speech language pathology and physical and occupational therapy as part of its 25thanniversary celebration.

"We have been supporting students at UNM throughout our 25 years, and want to encourage those who plan to stay in New Mexico to provide services to children and adults with special needs. It's also a way of saying ‘thank you' because so many of our 150 employees are graduates of UNM," said Dr. Gail Beam, Chief Administrative Officer for EASi.

The students receiving the supplemental cash scholarship are within a year of finishing their program and plan to stay in New Mexico to work after graduation. On Tuesday, April 19, three occupational therapy, four speech language pathology and five physical therapy students from UNM will be presented with scholarships at 12:30 p.m. at the UNM Health Sciences Center Basic Medical Sciences Building , Room 203.

Based in Albuquerque , EASi is the largest private provider of therapeutic and diagnostic services and serves all communities in New Mexico . EASi's staff is comprised primarily of occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech language pathologists who serve special needs children and adults in all New Mexico communities.

EASi's mission is to help children and adults with special needs live, work and play in their New Mexico communities by providing individuals, agencies and schools with quality therapeutic, diagnostic and professional development services.