Congratulations to the Undergraduate Class of 2020!
2020 Virtual Hooding Ceremony
Fast-forward to 22:35 for the start of the ceremony!
2020 Virtual Hooding Photos
Although we couldn't be together, we celebrate the class of 2020! Congratulations Grads!
Samantha Fridley, a 2020 graduate, was accepted into the prestigious and selective EPIK Program to teach English in Korea. Sam is posted to Gongju and teaches at Mokmyeon Elementary School and Jeongsan Elementary School. She enjoys learning the Korean language, learning about bilingual language acquisition, working with children, and eating Korean food! She is putting her studies in speech and language development to good use. Great work, Sam!
Bari Enders graduated from Texas State in 2013 with a Master’s in Communication Disorders. She was in the autism cognate and received specialized training that is now shaping her work and her research. Bari recently wrote us to say, “I can’t believe how well Texas State has prepared me for my career. What we learned has given me so many opportunities. I just started a new job at the Maryland School for the Deaf. I am so excited about this opportunity.”
In addition to her new job, Bari Enders was just accepted to Johns Hopkins University for their Ed.D. program, with a specialization in Mind, Brain and Teaching. Her research there will focus on the language use of children who are Deaf and who also have autism. Congratulations Bari!
CDIS senior, Madison Segovia submitted a poster to The 23rd annual CHP research forum and was awarded first place for the category of Student Research-Undergraduate. She completed the research with Dr. Mohan. The poster was titled "Perceptions in dementia across students in health professions programs at Texas State University". The main goal of the study was the measure students attitudes and knowledge about individuals with dementia. This information can be used by administrators to better prepare students to serve this population upon graduation.
Additionally, Madison has been selected to participate in Promoting the Next Generation of Researchers (PROGENY) at the 2019 ASHA Convention. PROGENY recognizes and encourages undergraduate researchers. Madison was the first author on the "Perceptions of Dementia Across Graduate Students in Health Professions Programs at Texas State University" poster. This work was completed under the direction of Dr. Mohan.
Emma Womble, a senior in our CDIS program, has been selected to participate in Promoting the Next Generation of Researchers (PROGENY) at the 2019 ASHA Convention. PROGENY recognizes and encourages undergraduate researchers. Emma was the first author on a poster research presentation "Perception of Articulation Skills in Telepractice Speech Therapy" at ASHA. This work was completed under the direction of Dr. Resendiz.
Eric Rodriguez, a senior in our CDIS program, has received a grant in the amount of $996 from the Undergraduate Research Fellowship to continue his research on "Successful factors for hearing screen application on smart devices used during telepractice" to find better hearing screening solutions for teleaudiology internationally. This study is under the supervision of Dr. Resendiz.
Ana Garza, a senior in our CDIS program, has been selected to participate in Promoting the Next Generation of Researchers (PROGENY) at the 2019 ASHA Convention. PROGENY recognizes and encourages undergraduate researchers. Ana was first author for her research in Administering BAPA Via Telepractice For A Child With ASD.
Amrit Singh, a first in our CDIS graduate program, has been awarded the P.E.O International Peace Scholarship. The International Peace Scholarship Fund provides scholarships of up to $12,500 for women from other countries to study at the graduate level in the United States and Canada. She was also a recipient of the UCO Foundation scholarship and the Global and Zafar Farzaneh Scholarship. AJ has also been awarded the American Association of University Woman (AAUW) International Fellowship. She is the second person from Texas State to win this award.The AAUW is the nation's leading voice on providing equity and education for women and girls. AJ is from Malaysia where there is a lack of speech-language pathologists. This award will support her in her studies of neuorgenic, voice and swallowing disorders.
Quan Nguyen, a junior in our CDIS undergraduate program, was awarded the Presidential Upper-Level Scholarship for 2019-2020 by Texas State University. Quan is one out of eight recipients for this competitive scholarship. The Scholarship provides financial assistance and special recognition to students who have been outstanding in their college work.
Quan this year has also earned co-authorship with Dr. Schwarz, Dr. Resendiz, Dr. Gonzales, and Matthew Nguyen. He was able to present his work at ASHA.
Morgan Shuster, a 1st-year CDIS graduate student, was awarded the Empress Zedler Scholarship by the Texas Speech Language Hearing Foundation. The Empress Zedler Scholarship supports a scholarship for a student majoring in communication disorders currently enrolled in the graduate program at Texas State University.