HAMPTON, VA. (July 28, 2021) —The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (National NSSLHA) has awarded the NSSLHA Chapter at Hampton University with 2021 Gold Chapter Honors.
“Congratulations to the members of the NSSLHA Chapter at Hampton University! It is wonderful to see our students continue to follow the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders’ mission of preparing students to meet the needs of children and adults with communication impairments in a changing multicultural society,” said Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University President. “Thanks to the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association for recognizing our student commitment to serving the larger community.”
Efforts made by the NSSLHA Chapter at Hampton University helped the 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 ASH Foundation’s NSSLHA Scholarship
- Support CSD-related organizations by donating more than $64,000 and approximately 20,000 hours of chapter members’ time
“I am especially proud that the students were able to host their first annual student conference, donate $300 to the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association Foundation and support the Downtown Hampton Child Development Center. all while being virtual! This year our president Gabrielle Howard, graduating senior, did an excellent job of working with her executive board and inspiring them to get the job done,” said Dr. Jessica Sullivan, NSSLHA Advisor and Assistant Professor in the Hampton University Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.
"I'm so proud of the Hampton University NSSHLA chapter! They demonstrated dedication and commitment this year. They made it their priority to build the HU NSSHLA community and participate in community outreach!" said Mrs. Shana Matthew NSSLHA Co- Advisor and Clinical Education Coordinator in the Hampton University Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.
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 communicative sciences and disorders programs.
About the NSSLHA Chapter at Hampton University
Since 1954 the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Hampton University has been a leader in mentoring, training, and educating African Americans in the profession of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. The mission of Hampton NSSLHA is to promote the profession of Audiology and Speech Pathology and advocate for individuals with communication disorders.
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.