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Georgia Southern student speech language hearing chapter awarded national honor

The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapter on Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus in Savannah was recently awarded Bronze Chapter Honors for their efforts in helping the national organization during the 2017-18 school year.

“I am so proud of our students in NSSLHA,” said April Garrity, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and NSSLHA chapter advisor on the Armstrong Campus. “They made a commitment to attain chapter honors at the beginning of the academic year, and they did it. This is the first time we have earned Chapter Honors since I began serving as the faculty advisor 10 years ago.”

To receive honors, the Armstrong Campus chapter helped increase awareness of communication sciences and disorders (CSD) among state and federal legislators, donated to the NSSLHA Scholarship fund and contributed to the $15,250 raised for the 2017-2018 NSSLHA Loves campaign, which allocates money to charities.

National NSSLHA Chapter Honors are awarded to affiliated NSSLHA chapters that demonstrate an outstanding effort to support National NSSLHA’s mission to inspire, empower and support students in communication sciences and disorders programs.

The NSSLHA Chapter on Armstrong Campus was started to enhance education and pre-professional experiences for students majoring in CSD. The CSD program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, which ensures the program meets specified standards in the areas of administrative structure and governance, faculty and instructional staff, curriculum, students, assessment and program resources. Students graduating from an accredited program are eligible for state licensure and national certification.

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