Lehman College Speech, Language & Hearing Students Are the Gold Standard Ninth Year in a Row

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Nine years running, the Lehman College chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) has won Gold Chapter Honors recognizing its achievement in member recruitment and engagement, community outreach and service, legislative advocacy, and fundraising during the 2023-24 academic year.

“Our mission is to ensure that our voices and actions resonate well beyond the confines of our campus, impacting the broader community in meaningful ways,” said chapter Co-President Sayed Khan. “We are immensely proud of our members and faculty, whose dedication and hard work make our chapter outstanding and foster a supportive community both within and beyond our campus.”

Among its accomplishments, Lehman’s chapter worked to inform students at 152 college campuses about CSD programs and careers; sent more than 6,900 letters to state and federal legislators advocating for improved resources; raised over $28,000 to support the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s NSSLHA Scholarship; and donated over $65,000 and 30,500 hours of volunteer time to CSD-related organizations.

NSSLHA is a professional organization for students pursuing degrees in communication sciences and disorders (CSD), speech-language pathology, and audiology at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Every year it recognizes outstanding affiliates with honors at the bronze, silver, and gold levels.  

Lehman’s NSSLHA Chapter is one of only 101 nationally recognized chapters to receive Gold Chapter Honors in 2024.

“NSSLHA chapters made a big difference in their communities this year,” said Hailey Kingsbury, National NSSLHA President. “We are so proud of the work each chapter has done to support students, campuses, and their communities. They embody the NSSLHA core values of leadership, diversity, service, collaboration, education, and integrity every day.”