Marywood University News

Faculty Athletic Representative Selected to FAR Fellow
Renee Jourdanais, M.S., CCC/SLP, FAR Fellow
Renee Jourdanais, M.S., CCC/SLP, FAR Fellow
October 13, 2017

Renee Jourdanais, M.S., CCC/SLP, clinical faculty and director in the communication sciences and disorders department at the University, has been selected as a 2017 NCAA Division III Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) Fellow.

The FAR Fellows Institute was launched in 2010 and aims to increase the effectiveness of Division III FARs at the campus, conference, and national levels. Institute attendees will participate in a three-day professional development program at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis on October 13-15, 2017. The components of the program provide a thorough examination of best practices and issues surrounding the role and responsibility of the FAR, help FAR Fellows develop the leadership skills necessary to carry out their responsibilities on campus and in their conference, and strengthen the network of FARs needed to serve on conference, divisional, and association-wide committees.

Ms. Jourdanais earned her bachelor of science degree in communication sciences and disorders from Marywood University, and she earned her master of science degree in speech-language pathology from Nazareth College. In addition to teaching in the CSD department, she also serves as the director for the on-campus clinic and supervises student clinicians for diagnostic and therapeutic services.

A member of Marywood University’s Athletic Hall of Fame, Ms. Jourdanais competed on the Pacers’ softball team from 1993-96, where she led the team to a Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) championship in 1996. She was a two-time First Team All-PAC selection.