Current News and Events in the Department of Communication Disorders

Summer Workshops
The summer workshops at FHSU are quickly approaching.  Be sure to check out the details within the continuing education section of the website.

Faculty Changes
Marcy Beougher resigned from her position as a Clinical Instructor at the end of the Spring 2009 semester as she and her husband were expecting their 4th child. Blaire Caroline Beougher was born May 25, 2009. Now Marcy spends her time keeping busy with volunteer work for church, Booster Club, children’s sporting events, etc.


Lisa Knoche Kite, Au. D., CCC-A accepted a position as Clinical Audiologist in the Herndon Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic in Fall 2009. She provides clinical supervision to graduate students enrolled in Audiology Clinic and provides audiological services to patients of all ages. Lisa received her doctorate in audiology from the University of Oklahoma in 2008. Prior to her current position at the Herndon Clinic, Lisa practiced audiology at the Hearts for Hearing Foundation Cochlear Implant Center, the Oklahoma City Veterans Administration Medical Center, and St. Anthony’s Hospital. Lisa is originally from northeast Oklahoma. Lisa is married to Steve Knoche Kite, an Assistant Professor of History at FHSU. They live in Hays with their dog, Dooley, an avid bunny chaser.


Jayne Brandel, Ph.D. accepted a position in the Department of Communication Disorders at FHSU  in the Fall 2009.  She grew up in Pittsburg, Kansas. She earned her Master’s degree from the University of Kansas in 1999. At that time, she and her husband, Michael, moved to northwest Ohio where she worked in the schools as a Speech-Language Pathologist for two years. Shortly after the birth of their first child, Tabitha, they returned to Lawrence, Kansas. She worked for Dr. Diane Loeb as the research coordinator of a clinical trial for two years prior to returning to school to pursue her doctorate degree. Jayne completed the doctoral program in May, 2009 and then moved with her husband and six children to Hays. Her areas of interest include language development and the provision of speech and language intervention within the schools.


Faculty News
During the 2009 FHSU Holiday Party/Awards Ceremony, Dr. Charles Wilhelm was recognized for 40 years of service to FHSU.

wilhelm 40 years

Two other faculty members of the department were also recognized during the 2009FHSU Holiday Party/Awards Ceremony. Marla Staab, Clinic Coordinator, was presented a Faculty Service Award and Dr. Amy Finch, Chair, was presented a Faculty Scholarship Award.

Alumni Updates
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