CSD Students in the News
May 7, 2022 – 2022 Graduates
The commencement for 2022 CSD graduates took place on May 7, 2022 at 3pm at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome. The faculty speakers this year were Dr. Judy King and Dr. Sarah Dachtyl and student speakers were Maggie Kienetz and Caylee Palmisano (FT/FTL program, left) and Ja-Laina Brown-Gardner and Anna Figgins (ST program, right).
April 30, 2021 – Hooding Ceremony for 2021 Graduates
The hooding ceremony for 2021 CSD graduates took place on April 30, 2021 at 9 am and 11 am at the Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff. The faculty speakers this year were Dr. Mary Harmon and Dr. Sarah Dachtyl and student speakers were Lauren Cantrell and Natalie Gomez (FT/FTL program, left) and Stephanie Mattingley and Jeremy Carr (ST program, right).
2021 Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders Awards
July 23, 2019 – Summer in Flagstaff
Third year Summers Track students shine on!
July 13, 2019 2nd Annual CSD Picnic – Foxglenn Park
June 20, 2019
Steven Pratt and Hannah Leib are our rodeo stars!
May 11, 2019 – Hooding Ceremony and NAU CommencementSummers Track graduates The hooding ceremony for 2019 CSD graduates took place on May 11, 2019 at 10 am at the Twin Arrows Casino. The faculty speakers this year were Dr. Mary Harmon and Dr. Sarah Dachtyl and student speakers were Emma Drehobl and Anne Smolenski (FT track) and Natali Rossi and Gene Kim (ST track).
2019 Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders Awards
Congratulations to Sabrina Bankemper, the 2019 CSD Outstanding Undergraduate Student.
April 26, 2019 – NAU Undergraduate Symposium
April, 2019 — CHHS Distinguished Graduate Student
Congratulations to graduate student, Emma Drehobl, for being named the 2019 Distinguished Graduate Student for the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at NAU!
March 26, 2019 — Graduate Student Government Poster Symposium
November 15-17, 2018 — Student Presentations at ASHA in Boston, MA
Summers Track graduate students April Finley (phone) and Faith Taylor presented their poster “AAC in Intensive Care: Nursing Students’ Use with Temporarily Non-verbal Patients” to the College of Nursing at NAU.
Congratulations to Summers Track graduate student Hannah Leib, Miss Rodeo Washington for 2019!
Hannah Leib is pictured here with Summers Track classmate Faith Taylor (left).
May 11, 2018 – Hooding Ceremony and NAU Commencement
2018 Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders Awards
April 27-28, 2018 – Annual ArSHA Convention in Tuscon, AZ
2017 Graduate Miranda Clements made the NAU news! Click here for the full story.
2017 Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders Awards
4/28/17 – Jack Anger receives the ArSHA James Case award
Jack Anger receives the NAU James Case Clinical Award, from ArSHA’s Honors Committee Chair, Dr. Katherine Mahosky. Jack received a cash award, a year membership to ArSHA, and free convention registration to the next year’s convention. Congratulations, Jack!
4/28/17 – The CSD Praxis Bowl Team wins!
The winning Praxis Bowl Team took home a trophy and a few plaques. They all received gifts, including gift cards by Lightstreet, and their Praxis exams paid by EBS.
April 28, 2017 — Student Presentations at the ArSHA in Tuscon, AZ
3/28/17 – CSD students at the NAU Graduate Symposium
Congratulations to these CSD graduate students who earned 3rd place in the NAU Graduate Symposium for the following research project: “Perspectives on Stuttering Self-Disclosure by Adult Persons Who Stutter”. They received a certificate and a cash award! You’ve made us all proud. Their research faculty mentor is Dr. Judith King. Congratulations to all! From Left to Right: Dana Niiro, Chloe Acquavella, Molly Shearer, and Nikki White.
12/06/2016 – Staci McCauley receives $5000 grant
Congratulations to Summer track graduate student Staci McCauley for being the recipient of a $5000 grant from the Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers drawing. She will receive free tickets to the upcoming Fiesta Bowl (that’s the part her husband is excited about!) and, along with other winners, will be recognized on the football field before the game. Staci will be using the money she won for her Title 1 school district to purchase much needed therapy materials. In addition, every SLP and SLPA in her district will receive free CEUs for one year from speechpathology.com! Congratulations to you and the Roosevelt School District speech-language pathology therapy team!
November 17-19, 2016 — Student Presentations at ASHA in Philadelphia, PA
Ease of Access to SLP Services
Full-time CSD grad students stand next to their research poster: “Ease of Access to Speech-Language Therapy Services: Insights from University Transgender Students”. Their research advisor was Dr. Judith King. L-R: Miranda Clements, Rachael Carlisle, Hannah Galloway, Jessica Feczko, and Ariana Randall – with Miranda Clements, Jessica Feczko and Ariana Randall.
Summer track CSD graduate students, Hallie Clason and Danielle Wray stand in front of their research poster: “Effective Supervision: Perspectives of Supervisees in the Trenches”. They collaborated with Dr. Judith King, Dr. Elise Lindstedt, and Dr. Sandy Stewart.
Transient EOEs in Noise-Exposed Human Ears
Full-Time grad students Hannah Tubbs and Tracy Mbuoben pose in front of their research poster titled: “Transient-Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions in Normal-Hearing Noise Exposed Human Ears”. Dr. Ishan Bhatt was their research advisor. Also collaborating on this poster, but not pictured were: Ariana Randall, Cassie Hiebert, and Nikki White.
Perspectives of Stuttering Self-Disclosure
Full-time graduate students Molly Shearer, Chole Acquavella, Dana Niiro, and Nikki White stand next to their research poster: “Perspectives of Stuttering Self-Disclosure by Adult Persons Who Stutter”. Dr. Judith King was their research advisor. – with Molly Shearer, Nikki White, Dana Niiro, and Chole Acquavella.
Use of Graduate Clinician Reflection-On-Action Tool to Increase ‘Real Time’ Modifications
Cassie Hieber and Brandon McColley with their research poster: “Use of Graduate Clinician Reflection-On-Action Tool to Increase ‘Real Time’ Modifications”. Professor Cindy Farrell was their research advisor.
11/01/2016 – Matt Richardson receives $5000 award
Congratulations to second year NAU CSD graduate student. Matthew Richardson, on receiving a $5,000 ASHFoundation Graduate Student Scholarship. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation general scholarships are awarded annually to 15 qualifying graduate students based on academic and personal merit. The 2016 recipients of this prestigious award were announced at the ASHA Convention in Philadelphia, earlier this month. Congratulations, Matt — We are all very proud of your accomplishments!
8/29/2016 – Bilingual Evaluation Team
NAU CSD has a new clinic rotation: A bilingual evaluation assessment experience. Pictured here is our clinic’s first bilingual assessment team, after completing their final evaluation of the semester. The team traveled this past semester to local schools to collaborate with school SLPs and provide a much needed service to the community. Evaluations at the on-campus clinic were also completed. The supervisor for this clinic is Dr. Fe Murray. Pictured from L-R are graduate students Ariana Randall, Tracy Mbuoben, and Matt Richardson.
4/29/2016 – Gretchen Bergstrand receives ArSHA James Case Award
Congratulations to graduate student Gretchen Bergstrand, the recipient of the ArSHA 2016 James Case student Clinician Award for NAU. She is pictured here with Karen LaBrozzi, member of ArSHA’s Honors and Awards Committee.
Annual Communication & Sciences Awards
Outstanding Graduate Student
Outstanding Summers Track Graduate Clinician
Clifford White Award for Outstanding Graduate Student
|2000||Mary Ellen Glennon|
|1998||Dina Lee Brodfuehrer|
|1997||Michelle Lynn Eber|
|1996||Mailynn Santos Burgess|
|1995||Heidi May Stein|
|1994||Tonia Michelle Henry|
|1993||Kristan Elizabeth Devore|
|1992||Sarah June Underwood|
Outstanding Graduate Clinician
Outstanding Summers Track Graduate Students
|2009||Lo Ling Lozoya|
Clifford White Award for Outstanding Summers Track Graduate Student
ArSHA Praxis Bowl Championship Team