SC State University Speech Pathology and Audiology Students Present Their Annual Conference

Friday, April 9, 2010

SC State University students are excited to host their first-ever National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLA) Student Conference. This one-day event, taking place on Friday, April 9, 2010 at the Barbara A. Vaughan Recital Hall, is funded in part by a grant from NSSLA. Graduate and undergraduate speech pathology and audiology students, NSSLHA chapter officers, and advisors across NSSLHA Region Five and the neighboring states of Tennessee and Georgia are invited.

Created and hosted by students and for students, this conference is designed to provide students with an awareness of workplace and professional issues relative to the professions of speech pathology and audiology. This conference will also provide an opportunity for college and high school students to obtain information about speech-language pathology and audiology.

The conference will feature speakers from all over the region whose professions represent speech pathology and audiology in a wide variety of work settings. Keven Cohen from News Radio WVOC in Columbia, S.C., will also be a featured presenter. Cohen will present the topic, “The Care and Feeding of the Professional Voice.”

These presentations will focus on the real conditions and requirements of the various types of work settings in which speech-language pathologists and audiologists work on a daily basis. Continuing education, to include pursuit of the doctoral degree in the field of speech pathology or audiology, will also be discussed.

Registration and breakfast for the NSSLHA Student Conference will begin at 7:30 a.m. The student registration fee is being offered at a reduced rate. For more information and registration details, contact Lorraine Adcox, conference coordinator and NSSLHA faculty advisor, at 803-536-8879 or 803-536-8074. You may also contact her via email at