|SLPP Celebration Picnic 2012: The Speech Language Pathology Pre-requisite (SLPP) program hosted a celebration picnic on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the University of Colorado Speech, Language and Hearing Center (SLHC). Program Director Susan Moore, Program Coordinator, Jen Lewon and SLPP Consortia Faculty Kathleen Fahey, Don Finan, Donna Boudreau from UNC and Jean Lundy from MSCD joined to celebrate with close to 40 students and family members the successful completion of the 2011 and 2012 cohort. Students Jamie Callies from Durango, Betty Neal from Eagle, Catherine Fisher from Gunnison joined cohort members from Colorado Springs, Denver, Lakewood and Boulder areas. Read more…
Congratulations to our 2012, Colorado Scottish Rite Scholarship recipients, Madison Atkins and Sheryl Schaller,both graduate scholars in their second year as MA-SLP students in SLHS. We are so grateful to the Scottish Rite Foundation of Colorado that has provided this $5,000 award to selected SLHS graduate students each year since 2005, in the name and memory of Dwight A. Hamilton, a former Sovereign Grand Inspector General and President of the Foundation. Former alumni who have received this scholarship include: Joni Oldroyd (2005), Rachael Glustrom (2005), Amy Mulligan (2006), Laura Wilson (2006), Danielle Cavallaro (2007), Amanda Vargo (2007), Jennifer Leggette (2008), Kimberly Turner (2009), Meghan Fitzgerald (2009), Rebecca McNeil (2010), Hannah Shippey (2010), Jocelyn Essler (2011), Loriann Schwartz (2011).
Melissa Klaer, an SLP graduate student has been recognized as a Hilburn Scholar, a national scholarship in speech-language pathology offered by the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction. This scholarship is known as the Sam and Millie Hilburn Scholarship in the field of Childhood Language Disorders. Former alumni who have received this award include: Rebecca McNeil (2010) and Christina Wilkins (2010)
Congratulations to Sheryl Schaller who was recently awarded the Elizabeth Jancosek Scholarship Award from the Colorado Speech. Language, and Hearing Foundation. We are so excited that one of our own received this recognition, given Betty is a beloved member of our faculty whose main concern now is enjoying her grandchildren and traveling the world given her retirement from SLHS. This award is given in recognition of excellence from the Foundation in Dr. Jancocek’s name.
Congratulations to Kathy Hardin, Clinical Assistant Professor, for becoming a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST). Not only is this great recognition of Kathy’s expertise and skills, but this also offers our students a wonderful opportunity for becoming provisional certified brain injury specialists.PhD candidates, Julia Campbell and Garrett Cardonrecently published in the Journal of the Academy of Audiology. Their article, “Plasticity in the Developing Auditory Cortex: Evidence from Children with Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder” was published with mentor Anu Sharma in the June 2012 edition.
Former PhD student, Ryan Pollard, recently published in Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders.
Congratulations to Garrett Cardon, a student in the AuD/PhD program who has been awarded a Summer Student Fellowship from the Graduate School to support his research.
Three AuD students presented posters at the 2012 AudiologyNow! conference held in Boston:
Megan Burgess: “The Effect of Stimulus Duration on Infant Speech Discrimination”
Amanda Heringer: “A Population Analysis of Infants with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder”
Jennifer Cochell: “Effects of Stimulus Predictability on Cortical Auditory Evoked Responses”
In addition, alum Kristin Uhler, PhD, has been awarded an American Academy of Audiology New Investigator grant. With this grant, she will continue to investigate infant speech perception.
Fall 2012 Graduate Program Applications
January 15, 2012 is the deadline for all domestic SLHS graduate applications. (The deadline for international applications has passed). Please review SLHS application requirements and CU Boulder Graduate Admissions Frequently Asked Questions page.
SLHS Student Featured in Daily Camera
SLHS undergraduate student, Brianne Beemer was recently featured in the Daily Camera. Beemer, a junior from Mountain View High School, is working on two degrees at CU – one for business and one for speech, language and hearing sciences. In addition, she competes with the CU Buffs Track Team having earned All-Big 12 Conference honors four times.
Posted 2/9/12 at 1:04 pm
CLC Program Recognized
The Child Learning Center was highlighted by the Scottish Rite partnership program based upon a letter from the parent of a CLC preschooler. The newsletter can be viewed at http://scottishritefoundation.org/FI_Newsletters.html
Posted 1/24/12 at 1:39 pm
Congratulations to Caroline Freer
Congratulations go out to Caroline Freer, a student in the MA-SLP program, for being one of 29 communication sciences and disorders undergraduate students who were first authors on a poster presentation at the 2011 ASHA Convention. The research for the poster was completed while Caroline was an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin. Caroline was a participant in the PROGENY – PROmoting the Next GENeration of Researchers – program.This ASHA program was designed to encourage young researchers by highlighting their work. The poster Caroline presented was one of 10 to be selected as a top–scoring presentation.
Posted 1/20/12 at 1:03 pm