Regional Councilor Caleb McNiece
Contact Caleb at NSSLHA.Region3@gmail.com.
Estimated Graduation Date: May 2014
University: The University of Memphis
Area of interest: Pediatrics, hearing aids
Connect with other students in Region 3: Region 3 Facebook page
I joined NSSLHA because: I wanted to take an active role in the organizations that support my future career. NSSLHA offers many advantages for students such as the conversion discount and the professional journal access that enable me to easily obtain the latest information pertaining to the field. It allows me to gain experience and familiarize myself with professional development, all important things that will carry over to my professional career. Another advantage to NSSLHA is that it enables networking between individuals who will become my peers as I enter into my professional career. I also think it is important to be involved in NSSLHA because it is an organization that seeks to serve students and advocate for them.
I applied for a position on the NSSLHA Executive Council because: I wanted to take ownership and serve an active leadership in NSSLHA. Service on the Executive Council will help me develop as a future leader. A position on the Executive Council will also give me an opportunity to give back to my fellow students and help give them a positive NSSLHA experience.
My vision for Region 3 is: to increase participation in local chapters. I would also like to see chapters working together on joint projects. I hope to increase community involvement by local chapters. If we can make an impact in the community as students, we can help spread awareness and advocate for individuals affected by communication disorders. I will also work to facilitate good communication between the local chapters and NSSLHA.
I will be successful if I accomplish: Increased involvement in NSSLHA. For some students, NSSLHA is more of an item to check off a list of things to be a part of than a active organization. These students may not realize all the incredible opportunities that NSSLHA presents, both on the local and the national level. I would also like to work towards increasing the involvement of audiology students. I have felt at times in my academic career that audiology student are overlooked somewhat. I know that an effort has been made to increase resources and stress the importance of audiology and speech-language pathology working hand in hand. I think that this has been an important effort and desire to help continue it.
Regional Delegate Gary Adams
Contact Gary Adams at email@example.com.