Region 1: Pennsylvania State University
We explained "Small Steps in Speech" to our Penn State NSSLHA Chapter, and many of our members were interested in learning more about the organization. We are extremely pleased that our donation of $500 is going to a great cause, and we hope to do other service events where we can contribute in other ways to this cause.
Region 1 Regional Councilor Profile
Learn more about Region 1! Meet Kelly Gorman and read about her vision for NSSLHA.
Region 9: University of Houston
Our CSD awareness event was an open house hosted in the speech-language and hearing clinic and the COMD department of the University of Houston. This event was a great opportunity for students who are either in the major or interested in the field to acquire more information. Members of faculty, officers of NSSLHA, and students within the major were there to help promote our field and answer questions that the students may have had. We passed out brochures from ASHA and gave members useful information not just about the program at the University of Houston, but also the field of speech-language and hearing. There was a board game portion in the end to help students get to know their peers and their professors as well.
Region 9 Regional Councilor Profile
Learn more about Region 9! Meet Danielle Utianski and read about her vision for NSSLHA.
Region 6: Minnesota State University, Mankato
After months of diligent planning, Minnesota State University–Mankato officially hosted a Communication Sciences and Disorders Career Awareness Day on October 22, 2012. Working professionals from the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology presented on a variety of topics. The room was filled with energy as students learned about the roles of speech-language pathologists and audiologists, job outlook statistics, benefits of state and national organizational membership, and future professional issues. Special thanks to the speakers that made this event possible: Renee Shellum, John Coverstone, Marilyn Fairchild, Sarah Angerman, and Sandy Ewel. Students had the opportunity to ask questions, tour the campus clinic and take a packet filled with beneficial information about both fields of study. The NSSLHA chapter at MSU–Mankato cannot be more thrilled with the outcome of the event and would like to thank the professors for their continued support throughout this endeavor.
Region 6 Regional Councilor Profile
Learn more about Region 6! Meet Chelsea Franzluebbers and read about her vision for NSSLHA.
Region 2: Marywood University
The Marywood University Speech and Hearing Club filled the fall of 2012 with activities to benefit people in the local community. The club organized its annual Fall Harvest Party for the community members who receive speech and language therapy in Marywood's on-campus clinic. Here clients and student clinicians gathered in costume with their families to play games, make crafts, and socialize with students, professors, and each other. The Speech and Hearing Club also gathered Christmas presents to donate to the University's Christmas Giving Tree which is organized by Marywood's Campus Ministry. Speech-language pathology students brought their donated gifts to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department Holiday Social, and the gifts were then brought to the Campus Ministry office to be distributed to locals in need during the holiday season.
Submitted by Laura Drake
Region 2 Regional Councilor Profile
Learn more about Region 2! Meet Lauren Zanfardino and read about her vision for NSSLHA.