Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders recognized at annual convention
- WKU College of Health and Human Services
- Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the WKU College of Health and Human Services recently attended the 2023 annual convention of the Kentucky Speech-Language Hearing Association in Lexington, Kentucky.
Faculty, students, and alumni recognized at the event include the following:
Emerging Leaders at the KSHA convention is an invitation-only event for top student leaders in Kentucky’s universities. This special session empowered students with knowledge and skills to lead high-performing teams, and the following students represented WKU:
Ashby Weatherholt, second year, campus graduate student in SLP
Reba Hall, first year, distance learning graduate student in SLP
Tiana Hinkle, Junior (undergraduate), Communication Disorders
Pictured Left to Right: Reba Hall, Tiana Hinkle, and Ashby Weatherholt
WKU students that received scholarships include the following:
Steckol Scholarship: Tiana Hinkley, Junior (undergraduate)
Stanley Scholarship: Jordan Frodge, (recent WKU alum, B.S., Communication Disorders, Class of 2019)
KSHA inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion scholarship award: Kinya Embry (recent WKU alum, B.S. Communication Disorders, Class of 2016; M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, Class of 2018)
WKU Faculty recognized include:
Lauren Bland, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor
Awarded 2023 Honors of KSHA. This award recognizes “distinguished” educational, professional, and/or administrative activity to the profession of speech-language pathology or audiology in Kentucky.
Jenny Burton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor
Awarded best professional poster: Reciprocal Social Interaction, Communication, and Repetitive Behaviors and Interests in Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Average IQ
Caroline Hudson, M.S., CCC-SLP, Clinic Director
Awarded the KSHA-ASHF Clinical Achievement Award at the annual KSHA Convention. This award is presented to a speech-language pathologist or audiologist for demonstrated contributions to advancing knowledge in clinical practice in Kentucky. Significant recent accomplishments must have been completed within the past six years. Caroline is the Director of Speech Language Pathology and Curriculum Development at the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU. She also directs clinical services for the WKU Communication Disorders Clinic.
For more information about the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, visit https://www.wku.edu/communicationdisorders/index.php