The 2016-17 UWM chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) received “Gold Standing,” the highest possible honor given by the national organization.
UWM’s chapter of NSSLHA contributed to several initiatives over the past year, including advocacy to increase awareness of communication disorders at state and federal legislatures; support for clients, students and organizations in the community; scholarship programs for Communication Sciences and Disorders programs; and increasing social media presence for the field.
Only 26 chapters were rated at this level out of 325 chapters nationwide. “Gold Standing” recognizes the chapter’s outstanding performance in fundraising, community service, advocacy, career awareness and member recruitment.
The student officers from Communications Sciences and Disorders are: Katherine McRoberts (President); Madeline Smith (Vice-president); Gina Bulman (Secretary); Mackenzie Goodreau (Treasurer); Molly Poeske (1st Year Grad Representative.) and Natalie Graceffa (2nd Year Grad Representative)
Co-advisors of the chapter were Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders faculty members, Clinical Assistant Professor Caitlin Croegaert-Koch, MS, CCC-SLP and Clinical Associate Professor Emerita Susan Yorio, MS, CCC-SLP
The College congratulates all of the student leaders for their accomplishments.