Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Our own Allison Board is a National College Equestrian

Our own Allison Board is an avid horse rider, she owns a horse, Zips RV Radical aka "Gator"! Gator lives with trainer, Clayton Jerrell,  in Paducah. Gator and Allison are competitive team travelling all over the country. Check out Allison's cover shot below!!!


Allison has been riding forever! Allison joined the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology this summer and in addition to being a successful student she is also a national superstar in the arena. Allison was recently featured in the AQHA Journal with trainer Bennie Sargent.  The American Quarter Horse Association Journal  is read by horse lovers across the country.

In addition, this November Allison will be competing in the Collegiate Challenge at the  AQHA World Show in Oklahoma City. This is where the best of the best college riders will showcase their horsemanship!

The faculty, staff and students of MSU wish Allison best of luck with her competition!!!
For more information about Allison and her riding endeavors check out the links below:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rocken Our Genes!!

Caden and County Major of Montgomery County Tennessee Jim Durrett
Graduate Student in Speech-Language Pathology completed a Graduate Seminar on Down syndrome with a super fun service learning project on October 11th. As part of their study the ladies learned about leadership, advocacy and professional service.  They put this knowledge to work at the 3rd Annual Community Advocating for Every Special Citizen (CARES)Walk and Expo. The event is hosted by the Clarksville Association for Down syndrome and City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation.

I can't brag on these students enough and although we did not take home first place for the t-shirt contest the Speech Ladies  added to the fun. The seminar students created a photo booth that went with the event theme "Rocken my Genes! Our booth was one of over 50 that served the community at the 1-mile fun walk and expo attended by over 500 individuals.

Community members used all kinds of fun props and poses to show off their Genes!
The Speech Ladies took over 100 pictures of community rock stars!

Clarksville Tennessee Mayor McMillian

Friday, October 24, 2014

Seniors- Don't Forget!!

The deadline for May 2015 undergraduate graduation applications is fast approaching.  
Degree applications are available on myGate the following dates:
May 2015 application – Now through November 3, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MSU Homecoming 2014

Murray State University celebrated the 2014 Homecoming “Racers Across America” this past weekend. As for NSSLHA, it was another successful Tent City/Homecoming filled with fun, friendships and Racer pride. Despite the wet and cool weather conditions, NSSLHA members were out in full force as they mingled with Communication Disorders faculty, graduate students and even some alumni. Tent City is a tradition at MSU that we are so fortunate and proud to participate in. It was a joy to see the smiling faces of everyone that stopped by our tent! To top it all off, the Racers completed the afternoon by earning a win over SEMO in double overtime! Go Racers!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CDI Senior Shows Outstanding Professional Service Skills

Bullying has become a hot topic in across the country. Senior CDI major Krista Scott teamed up with Ms. Anna Dicus’s  to help  4th graders at Harrelson Elementary to take a stand against bullying. 

Krista helped the students better understand intellectual disabilities are the impact of bullying on these individuals. She used a toothpaste analogy for hurtful words, once they are out you can't put them back without leaving a mess! 
We are so proud of your initiative and efforts-  thanks your CDI faculty and staff

Alumni Reception

Guess Who I ran into....

  Renea Sageser Class of 2003

Renea and I were at an executive board meeting for the Kentucky Speech and Hearing Association in Lexington Kentucky. How fun to catch up.  Since graduating from Murray State University Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology Renea has had a very successful career.

Renea is CEO of Associates in Pediatric Therapy (APT), a therapeutic clinic practice providing services for children with special needs in Metro Louisville, Lexington and Southern IN. APT was founded in October, 2007,  by Renea Sageser, who was then a stay-at-home mom. She officially opened her practice in January, 2008, in Shelbyville, KY.  Today she has over 70 employees  and continues to grow. Among her employees are other MSU grads!

Way to go Renea and we are so proud of your success! 
Check out the link to her practice:

Thrilling Grilling

Students and Faculty from the Center of Communication Disorders
know how to have a good time. We all let loose at the COEHS picnic..
Look who can wobble! 

We enjoyed seeing friendly faces of our current NSSLHA members and  and meeting new CDI students.  
Who is that handsome man????

Thanks Dr. Davis, you got us giggling with that photo bomb!

Cover Girl

Again we have a cover girl among us!

Check out this cover page of  Tennessee Home & Farm!
Our own second year graduate student Denise Wright is featured with her family. The story tells all about Denis's pumpkin farm! Denise we knew you were a superstar now everyone else does to!

Here is the link so you can read the entire piece about one of our favorite MSU graduate students in speech-language pathology!