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National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

2023-2024 NSSLHA Exec Board -Advisors

From left to right: Rud Watson (Advisor), Jordyn Glanton, Hannah Queener, Mary Deck, Susie Pickett, Gabrielle Zavala, Kaitlyn Kiesler, Trina Becker (Advisor)


NSSLHA is a pre-professional organization for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in CDS. NSSLHA is an EIU registered student organization (RSO) that supports current students by providing social activities, volunteer opportunities, and information regarding the next steps in their professional-academic career. Events include:

  • Campus wide events: Academic Foundations Day, Panther and the annual health fair.
  • Educational programs such as guest speakers, study abroad information, grad school preparation, and future professional preparation for SLPs and AuDs.
  • Social events such as the Welcome Back Picnic, Halloweenie Roast, the Illinois Marathon, the Winter Client-Clinician Party, and the Spring Awards Banquet.
  • The 2023-2024 NSSLHA officers are as follows:
    • President: Mary Deck (
    • Vice President: Susie Pickett
    • Secretary:  Kaitlyn Kiesler (
    • Treasurer: Jordyn Glanton
    • Program Coordinator: Hannah Queener
    • Autism Center Rep: Gabrielle Zavala
    • Freshman & Sophomore Class Reps:  Aubrey Kaufman & Jaylyn Kimbro (not pictured)

 Halloweenie Roast 2017

Fall 2017 NSSLHA Halloweenie Roast 

The EIU Autism Center

The CDS department houses a center that provides clinical and consultation services for persons with autism and their families, provide outreach and in-service to education agencies, and enhance the clinical training of EIU graduates. For more information, visit the EIU Autism Center webpage: 

  Light it up Blue 2017

Light it up Blue 2017

NSSLHA Contributions

  • Autism Speaks
  • NSSLHA Most Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship

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Contact Information

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences

600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2712
(217) 581-7105t

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