National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA)


NSSLHA (National Student Speech Language Hearing Association) is a student-run organization that focuses on communication sciences and disorders. This organization is available for all students who are interested in learning more about communication sciences. It also provides Communicative Disorder Majors and Minors to get the chance to meet one another and learn about being a Speech/Language Pathologist and Audiologist. NSSLHA is the only official student association that is recognized by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Membership is available at the local, state, and national levels. For more information about the state and national levels visit or


Jackson State University Chapters

There are two NSSLHA Chapters on the campus of Jackson State University.

NSSLHA JSU Undergraduate Chapter

  • o   Caters to the needs of those students enrolled in the B.S. and Post-Bac programs in Communicative Disorders at JSU

NSSLHA JSU Graduate Chapter

  • o   Caters to the needs of those students enrolled in the M.S. Program in Communicative Disorders at JSU

Each chapter is active on campus, and does community service, fundraising, and outreach.


Why join one of JSU’s NSSLHA Chapters?

o   To be a part of a local, state, and national organization.

o   To have a chance to meet other students and faculty in the Communicative Disorders department.

o   To get involved with campus activities

o   For opportunities for leadership as committee chairs or officers

o   To learn more about our field and department through tours, guest speakers at seminars and meetings, and a state convention.

o   To enjoy social picnics, pizza parties, games, and volunteer opportunities.

o   To help build your resume.

o   To have FUN and win prizes!

If you would like to contact our undergraduate chapter or join NSSLHA please e-mail the Chapter at or the Chapter Advisor, Ms. Whitney Perkins at or (601) 979-1433. 


If you are an alumni of the JSU CMD program and would like to purchase an alumni shirt, please use the following CMD Alumni Shirt order form to do so. 

2017-2018 Undergraduate Officers

2017-2018 Graduate Officers

Najla Muhammad – President

Ahbria Williams – President

Mickala Hodges – Vice-President

Anniston Owen – Vice-President

MyKela Croft – Secretary

Lillian Hines – Secretary

Whitney Fells – Treasurer

Ashland Johnson – Treasurer

Modesty Woodward – Historian

Michaela Banks – Historian

Najla Muhammad – SGA Representative

Committee Chairperson

Committee Chairperson

 – Service Chair

 – Service Chair

 – Scholarship Chair

    – Scholarship Chair

 – Fundraiser Chair

 – Fundraiser Chair

  – Public Relations Chair

 – Public Relations Chair

Undergraduate and Graduate Chapter Advisor

 Mrs. Whitney Perkins


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Upcoming Events

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Graduate Chapter 

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