CSD News

Christmas Giving Tree Project

CSD students gather gifts for the Christmas Giving Tree Project Marywood University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and its Speech-Language & Audiology Clinics, along with its student chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association collected gifts in December to support Campus Ministry's Christmas Giving Tree project. Gifts were collected throughout the months of November/December and donated to Friends of the Poor.

Anne Johnson present her research at ASHA

Anne-ASHA Congratulations to Anne Johnson, graduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, who presented her research poster at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Orlando, FL in November 2019. Hemispheric Processing of Iconic and Arbitrary Words - Anne Johnson and Dr. Vijay Ramachandra

Kate McNab presents her honor's thesis research at ASHA

Kate-ASHA Congratulations to Kate McNab, graduate student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, who presented her research at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Orlando, FL in November 2019. The Importance of Undergraduate Student Knowledge About ASD: A Pilot Study - Kate McNab and Drs. Mona Griffer and Vijay Ramachandra

Students Volunteer for "Here for a Reason"

Here for a Reason Students from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Marywood University recently volunteered their time to support Here For A Reason. The organization's website indicates it is "dedicated to bringing dignity and hope to people in our region by finding effective and creative solutions to the foundational problems in our communities." Student volunteers packaged 10,000 meals to support families in need in the local community.

Alzheimer's Walk 2019

Alzheimer's Walk 2019 Members of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Marywood Chapter volunteered at the 2 mile Walk to End Alzheimer's held at PNC Field on Saturday, September 28th. The walk raised $97,742 through the efforts of 631 participants. Money raised will provide funds for Alzheimer's care, support, and research.

CSD Professors of Practice Promoted

CSD Professors of Practice Promoted Four faculty members in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) were notified this past year that they successfully met all criteria required to earn promotion in rank. Ms. Andrea Novak, Chairperson and Graduate Program Director, was promoted to Associate Professor of Practice. Ms. Renee Jourdanais, Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic Director, was promoted to Assistant Professor of Practice. Mrs. Mary Margaret Mazzaccaro, CSD Internship Coordinator, as promoted to Assistant Professor of Practice. Dr. Sheri Skrutski, Clinical Audiologist, was promoted to Assistant Professor of Practice.

Professor of Practice, Marla Kovatch MA CCC-SLP Honored by the National Aphasia Association

“Aphasia threads.” Marla Kovatch, M.A., CCC-SLP, professor of practice in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department at Marywood University, was recently chosen to be featured in an article with the National Aphasia Association’s, “Aphasia threads.”

100% National Exam Pass Rate, 100% Employment Rate

100%pass rate, 100% employment Marywood University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is proud to announce that its 2019 graduating class from the Master of Science program in Speech-Language Pathology has achieved 100% pass rate on the National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology, which is required for certification as a speech-language pathologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensure in all states. All graduates passed the examination on first attempts. The CSD Department currently has a 3 year average of 100% for passing of the National Examination of its graduates within 1 year of graduation. In addition, 100% of graduates of this class have currently gained employment in the field of speech-language pathology.

Masters Program in SLP Celebrates 20 years!

20th Anniversary The Master's Program in Speech-Language Pathology housed in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Marywood University recently hosted a 20th Anniversary Celebration. Current and former faculty and clinical supervisors, administrators, alumni, and friends of the program gathered on June 1st to celebrate the founding of the Master's Program in Speech-Language Pathology. The program's Founding Graduate Program Director, Dr. Mona Griffer, provided the history of and a tribute to the program. Other speakers in attendance were Sr. Mary Persico, Marywood University's 12th President; Dr. Mary Anne Fedrick, Dean (retired) of the former Reap College of Education and Human Development; and Ms. Andrea Novak, CSD Chairperson and current Graduate Program Director.

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