NSU Speech-Language Pathology Students Win 2018-2019 Chapter of the Year Award at National Conference

Nova Southeastern University’s chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) was presented with the coveted Chapter of the Year award at the 2019 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention held November 21-23, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. NSSLHA is the only national student organization for pre-professionals studying communication sciences and disorders recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). NSSLHA supports more than 12,040 members and over 320 chapters at colleges and universities nationwide.

The “Florida Sharks”, as the NSU NSSLHA chapter is called, stood out because of their exceptional dedication to the association’s core values leadership, collaboration, education, diversity, service, and integrity. Despite the chapter’s countless initiatives which included submitting letters to legislators focusing on federal funding for children with disabilities, sharing information and sparking conversation about communication disorders on World Cerebral Palsy Day and World Thrombosis Day, and collecting more than $3,000 worth of donations for many organizations, the group remains humble stating, “This isn’t about the Chapter Honors award, it’s about students committed to the professions and the future of CSD [Communication Sciences and Disorders].” Congratulations, Sharks! You make us proud!