Jackson, MS; May 14, 2021—The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (National NSSLHA) has awarded the NSSLHA Chapter at JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY with 2021 Silver Chapter Honors.
Efforts made by the NSSLHA Chapter at JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY helped National NSSLHA:
- Increase awareness of communication sciences and disorders (CSD) on more than 135 local college campuses and communities across the country—primarily through virtual platforms
- Increase advocacy efforts by sending more than 9,500 letters to state and federal legislators
- Provide scholarships to students in CSD programs by contributing more than $24,000 to the ASHFoundation’s NSSLHA Scholarship
- Support CSD-related organizations by donating more than $64,000 and approximately 20,000 hours of chapter members’ time
“I am extremely proud of the NSSLHA JSU Undergrad chapter this year. They were committed to service, advocacy, and increasing awareness of communicative disorders within and around their community, despite the pandemic”.
-Dr. Whitney D. Perkins, NSSLHA Advisor
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.
About the NSSLHA Chapter at Jackson State University
The purpose of the local NSSLHA organization is to:
1. To encourage and promote professional interest among college and university students in the study of human communication sciences and disorders.
2. To provide continuity to the dissemination of professional information.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jackson State University
3. To provide a vehicle for student representation in matters of professional and academic concern.
4. To provide community service locally and nationally
About National NSSLHA
The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is the only national student organization for pre-professionals studying communication sciences and disorders (CSD) recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Established in 1972, National NSSLHA is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, and supports 11,700+ members and 340+ chapters at colleges and universities nationwide.