Student Speech-Language Association Awarded Gold Chapter Honors

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July 14, 2022 | Downers Grove, IL

NSSLHA chapter members from the Downers Grove Campus participate in the annual Apraxia Walk.

Speech-Language Pathology students on the Downers Grove Campus of Midwestern University recently received top accolades from the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA). The organization awarded the Downers Grove Campus NSSLHA chapter with 2022 Gold Chapter Honors, which is the top honor a chapter can receive.

National honors are awarded to chapters that demonstrate an outstanding effort to support the National NSSLHA’s mission to inspire, empower and support students in communication sciences and disorders programs. A few of the events the NSSLHA chapter participated in to achieve gold status included an Aphasia Awareness Night, the Apraxia Walk, Better Speech and Hearing Month, professional networking opportunities, and more.  

“We are especially proud of our gold status because it demonstrates our commitment to both our program and the field as a whole. The gold standard is achieved by maintaining a set of standards and level of participation that includes community outreach events, legislative advocacy, fundraising for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, and membership at a local and national level. The gold standard status is a representation of the hard work and passion our chapter has put in this year,” said Bari Bloom, NSSLHA Chapter President and a student in the Speech Language-Pathology Program.

Students enrolled in Midwestern University’s Speech-Language Pathology program earn a Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology degree and are prepared to work in a variety of healthcare and educational settings.