The National Student Speech Language-Hearing Association has awarded the NSSLHA Chapter at the University of Arkansas with 2020 Gold Chapter Honors.
Contributions made by the U of A chapter at the University of Arkansas to achieve Gold Chapter Honors included:
- Maintaining National NSSLHA Chapter Affiliation
- Posting Monthly Chapter Updates in the NSSLHA Community
- Maintaining 30% National NSSLHA Membership within the chapter
- Participating in Community Outreach Activities
- Participating in Legislative Advocacy
- Fundraising $200 for ASHFoundation’s NSSLHA Scholarship
National NSSLHA Chapter Honors are awarded to affiliated NSSLHA chapters that demonstrate an outstanding effort to support National NSSLHA’s mission to inspire, empower, and support students in communication sciences and disorders programs
This is the second time the University of Arkansas NSSLHA chapter has been awarded Gold Chapter Honors since becoming an RSO on campus.
Along with achieving Gold Honors, the 150 members of the NSSLHA chapter at the University of Arkansas also raised money for their chosen local non-profit of the year TEAMworks. The RSO votes to support a different non-profit organization each year. TEAMworks seeks to improve and enhance the lives of special needs children locally and internationally. Currently, TEAMworks is made up of three divisions: TEAMworks International, Team Talent, and Heroes for Kids. The University of Arkansas NSSLHA chapter raised money through percentage nights and had members of the chapter volunteer at TEAMworks Fayetteville location throughout the year. Additionally, they hosted a toy and shoe drive and collected over 100 toys and shoes for TEAMworks. These items will be taken to Ukraine and Guatemala to enhance the lives of special needs children.
About the NSSLHA Chapter at the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas Chapter of NSSLHA assists in providing professional development for students and professionals associated with communication disorders, providing information about the profession to students and the community, and serves as a vehicle for positive growth toward the awareness of communication disorders. Membership is open to all students enrolled at the University of Arkansas. For additional information, check out the University of Arkansas NSSLHA Facebook or HOGSync page.
About the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association: The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association is the only national student organization for pre-professionals studying communication sciences and disorders recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Established in 1972, National NSSLHA is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, and supports 13,400-plus members and 300-plus chapters at colleges and universities nationwide.