Congratulations to Abby Wade who was awarded the District 9 Outstanding Student award from the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This award is given to a student who has demonstrated excellent academic work and a commitment to their discipline.
Abby is in her second year of the Speech-Language Pathology Program and besides being an excellent student and clinician, she demonstrates a strong commitment to professional service and to furthering the relationship between research and clinical practice. Abby has been instrumental in developing a graduate student chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association at SDSU. Under her leadership as President, the chapter has developed a mentoring program across undergraduate and graduate students and graduate students and alumni, sent 20 students to attend the ASHA convention, and organized several service and fundraising events.
Abby and her peers will enjoy a productive spring semester where they will host an inaugural pre-professional training program and our annual Speech-Language Awareness and Information Day (SAID), send students to CSHA, and continue service and fundraising events. Further, Abby does all of this while also serving as coordinator of the Integrative Preschool Project in Dr. Pruitt-Lord’s research lab and presenting research at various conferences. Abby is a rising leader in the profession!
The award will be presented to Abby Wade at the CSHA state meeting in Sacramento, March 2018.