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|Department News and Events|| |
Mariana Perez was selected as Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She plays singles on the women's tennis team at Texas State University and is a junior in the CDIS sequence. Congratulations Mariana on this huge honor!
Five CDIS Students Earn Graduate College Scholarships
Congratulations Asma Elashi, Kathryn Fox, Alexis Gonzales, Meredith Reckles, and Taylor Williams.
CDIS Senior Awarded John Garrison Leadership Award
Lindsey Hendrix graduates in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders. She currently serves as the Executive Assistant in the Associated Student Government and is an active member of Student Foundation. She went through the very first edition of the Stelos Alliance’s Housley Principled Leadership Program back in 2011.
The faculty members have nominated and selected several students to receive awards based upon their undergraduate and graduate level accomplishments. Awards were given in the areas of clinical skills, research participation, and all-around outstanding student perfomances. The winners are:
Congratulations to all of the award winners! The CDIS faculty are proud to have you representing Texas State as future alumni.
Graduate student, Jessica Matley, earned first place in the student research category for her research poster titled, Processing Speed & Discourse Comprehension: Effects of Normal Age-Related Decline. Seniors Kristen Benavides and Ellie Courtney won third place in the student education category for their poster on autism spectrum disorders.
Alexis Gonzales and Jeanette DeLeon, both first-year graduate students, were selected as LinguaHealth’s scholarship recipients to attend the LinguaLive Leadership Conference. The conference will be held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV from July 28th through 30th.
McKenna Powell Selected as College of Health Professions Outstanding Graduate Student.
McKenna Powell, a second year graduate student in the Department of Communication Disorders was awarded the title of CHP Outstanding Graduate Student. She was selected due to her exceptional academic, clinical, and research accomplishments throughout her graduate career. Ms. Powell was also selected by her peers to speak at the CDIS Annual Hooding and Awards Ceremony on May 14th.
CDIS students and family participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's on November 3rd. Team CDIS won 1st place for the largest team for the third year in a row !
Dr. Maria Resendiz was selected as a Foundations of Excellence recipient. She is one of only 10 faculty and staff members throughout Texas State University that will be honored as having made a significant impact in the lives of the students' and the community. The ten winners were chosen based on the nominations submitted by members of Student Foundation, including an essay explaining why the faculty or staff member should be awarded.
Graduate Students from Texas State Attend the ESC Region XIII Student Symposium. Click here to learn more.
Ashleigh Gauntner, a graduate student in the Department of Communication Disorders, was awarded the Student Undergraduate Research Fund (S.U.R.F.) for the maximum amount of $1,000 for the research topic, "Parent Knowledge of Prelinguistic Communication Development." This research will determine parents' awareness of communication skills that develop before children speak their first words. Understanding parents’ knowledge of prelinguistic communication development could assist Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) in identifying children with communication delays at an earlier age." This research will be presented at the Texas State University's Thesis Forum. Dr. Alisha Richmond is her faculty mentor.
| ||Dr. Maria Resendiz and students Karime Garib and Neyva Garcia presented a poster titled Grammatical Errors in Typically Developing Bilingual Children's Narratives at the 2012 Symposium for Research in Child Language Disorders.|
The CDIS foundation is a resource for the Department of Communication Disorders to receive donations to further enhance the academic and clinical experiences of students and faculty.
Contributions may be specified to the following CDIS institutions:
| Donations provide additional funding for maintaining and improving clinical facilities. |