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National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
NSSLHA is the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology hosts a chapter at Marquette University. It is part of the Professional organization (ASHA: American Speech Language Hearing Association) to which many Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists belong. The focus of NSSLHA is to promote the profession of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, education, charitable fund raising, and service to the academic unit.
Marquette's NSSLHA members partake in various activities on and off Marquette’s campus. The chapter has donated pumpkins in the fall and flower pots in the spring as gifts to use in the Marquette University Speech and Hearing Clinic for their clients. Members of the chapter also participate in multiple volunteer opportunities with a local non-profit organization, the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin, or DSAW. DSAW hosts holiday parties, charitable runs, and social events, and our NSSLHA members always have a strong volunteer presence at these events! This past semester, members participated in both the Halloween and Christmas parties and had a blast! In addition, we held a "Penny Wars" fundraiser to see which class could raise the most money for DSAW. NSSLHA at Marquette strives to promote a sense of community within our Speech Pathology and Audiology Major. We accomplish this through our "Speech Buddy" program, where underclassmen are paired with upperclassmen. They are able to receive guidance and tips about classes, graduate school, and make a friend in the process!
We would like to thank the Marquette University Community and Speech Language Pathology and Audiology students for the ongoing support with fundraising. Our restaurant fundraisers at Build-A-Breakfast/ Build-A-Burger, a restaurant in Milwaukee, is always a hit, along with our bake sales on campus. With our members' help, we have raised a great amount of funds this previous year that will be donated to the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin, the ASHFoundation NSSLHA Scholarship, and the NSSLHA Loves recipient this year, the John Tracy Clinic.