San Marcos, CA, May 21, 2018 —The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (National NSSLHA) has awarded California State University, San Marcos, with 2018 Bronze Chapter Honors.
Efforts made by the NSSLHA Chapter at California State University, San Marcos, helped National NSSLHA:
● Increase awareness of communication sciences and disorders (CSD) among state and federal legislators
● Provide scholarships to students in CSD programs by contributing to a donation of more than $10,000 to the ASHFoundation’s NSSLHA Scholarship
● Raise more than $15,250 to the 2017-2018 NSSLHA Loves campaign
● Support clients, students, and organizations in local communities across the nation
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.
Cindy Contreras from Cohort 7 joined Bob Mckinney in Sacramento for the legislative advocacy day.
Cindy led the discussion in Escondido Assemblywoman Marie Waldron's office, and she did a wonderful job outlining the scope of practice of SLPs and the value CSUSM's program brings to the community and the state. Great job Cindy!
The CSUSM NSSLHA Chapter has recently received Gold Chapter Honors from the National NSSLHA Executive Board!
Earning this honor means that our chapter:
Increases awareness of communication disorders among state and federal legislators.
Supports clients, students, and organizations in our community
Creates vibrant online conversations in the NSSLHA Community
Provides scholarships to students in CSD programs by contributing to a donation of more than $11,500 to the ASHFoundation NSSLHA Scholarship
Brought speech and language communication resources to those who are served by CommunicAID+Nation (the NSSLHA Loves 2016–17 recipient) by helping to raise more than $13,000.
NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
The National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a pre-professional membership association for students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders. National membership is available to full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate students and to full time doctoral students interested in the study of human communication and its related disabilities.
Students pursuing academic study as speech-language pathology assistants, students pursuing a doctorate of philosophy or doctorate of audiology, as well as students enrolled in a CSD program outside of the United States can be members of national NSSLHA.