Grad student named to national council of student speech-language association

Garrett Nathan, an Omaha graduate student majoring in speech-language pathology at Fort Hays State University, has been named a councilor for Region 6 of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.

As a regional councilor, he will serve on the National Executive Council of NSSLHA.

Region 6 is composed of student speech-language pathology, audiology, and communication science and disorder majors spanning across 24 universities. As a regional councilor, he will serve as the liaison between a seven-state region within the Midwest to listen, advocate and consult multiple NSSLHA chapters on a regular basis. As a member of the Executive Council, he will work together to make decisions that impact many students across the nation. His two-year term begins on July 1.

Dr. Fred Britten, professor of communication sciences and disorders, said Fort Hays State was fortunate to have a representative serving in this national role.

Founded in 1972, the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association is the national organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication. NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by the American Speech Language Hearing Association. NSSLHA has approximately 13,000 members with chapters at more than 300 colleges and universities. NSSLHA membership is available to any part-time, full-time, graduate or undergraduate student interested in the study of communication disorders. Students pursuing academic study as speech-language pathology assistants, students pursuing a doctorate of philosophy or doctorate of audiology, as well as students enrolled in a CSD program outside of the United States can be members of NSSLHA.

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