The National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is an organization within the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. NSSLHA is led by graduate and undergraduate students interested in a career in speech language pathology. Every year NSSLHA sponsors social and service events for it’s members. Past events hosted by the club include: canned-food drive for NorthEast Iowa Food Bank, Sertoma charity events, Relay for Life, Waterloo BlackHawks Hockey night, Special Olympics, and Aspire.
Every November, many students from the department attend the America Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) National Conference. Many UNI graduate students present their research at the conference.
In April, NSSLHA will be sponsoring the Iowa Conference on Communicative Disorders (ICCD). Well-known professionals from around the state will speak at the conference held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cedar Falls, IA. Professionals can obtain Continued Education Units by attending the guest lectures. NSSLHA members collaborate, organize, and plan the conference to make it a learning experience for both professionals and students. The conference is also an opportunity for many graduate students to present their research.
As the number of students enrolled in the department continues to grow, UNI NSSLHA anticipates more members each year. With outstanding student leaders, enthusiastic members, and willing professors, UNI NSSLHA will continue to create opportunities for students to participate in service projects and gain valuable experience.
2014-2015 NSSLHA Executive Officers:
President: Brittney Oxley
Vice President: Jenna Lyons
Secretary: Jessica Cramer
Treasurers: Megan Frerichs, Tessa Johnson, Helena McNamara
Hospitality: Carissa Becker, Makenzie Keeney, Rylee Wagner
Social Chair: Megan Butz and Shelby Wirth
Student Body Representative: Jenna Shirley
Graduate Representative Bailey Knudson
Senior Representative: McKenzie Loeffelholz
Junior Representative: Danielle Hutton