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SNAP Student Group
- What is the primary mission of your group
"NSSLHA's mission is to encourage those who are majoring in Communicative Sciences
and Disorders to become involved in service, the professional world and to create
relationships among peers, faculty and the community."
- What events/accomplishments did your group complete in the last academic year?
"Our big events in the fall were the Walk for Hearing in Philadelphia, where we had
about 30 members go to volunteer and participate in the walk. We also hosted an event
called, "Art with a Heart," where we have a silent auction for artwork, raffle baskets,
and food and the proceeds went to Bayside Community Network to aid in their need for
communication devices. We also had several fundraisers and guest speakers."
- What events or goals do you have for this academic year?
"One of our big events for the spring semester is the Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing
Association (PSHA) convention in March. This year it is in Pittsburgh. We will be
sponsoring members to attend the conference where they will gain knowledge and information
regarding our field. Secondly, we will be teaming up with the American Sign Language
Club to host a Deaf Awareness Week. One of our other big events is World Voice Day.
We will be asking for volunteers to donate their voices to be used as the voice on
an alternative communication device for those who use them. We will then have a big
celebration with food and performances. We will also have several fundraisers and
- What is one thing you would like to share regarding your student group that is important
for everyone to understand/know?
"NSSLHA is a fantastic way for those within the major to build on their knowledge,
experience, relationships (professionally and personally), and service."
- Who is your faculty advisor?
"Dr. Patricia Swasey-Washington (she is the best!)"