Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Rachelle DeVore

Rachelle DeVore is a first year post-bacc student running for NSSHLA Post-Bacc Representative. A native New Yorker, Rachelle relocated from NYC to LA in May of 2005 with the intention of studying at Cal State LA! Prior to her move, Rachelle graduated from NYU where she majored in musical theater and worked as an ABA therapist. Today, Rachelle tutors nine children in English and Language Arts through the "No Child Left Behind" program and will be helping to build homes in the St. Bernard Parish area of New Orleans (one of the communities most devastated by Hurricane Katrina) with "Habit For Humanity", in June, 2007.
Rachelle feels she is the perfect candidate for taking on this new and developing role while learning from and assisting the current board members. If elected, Rachelle will incorporate her diverse interests and experiences into fullfilling the responsibilities of this position. Rachelle offers a unique and creative perspective, a positive attitude, and a dedication to ensuring that her fellow classmates are as enthusiastic about participating and contributing to NSSHLA at Cal State LA as she is.

Carol Nga Ching Wong

I will get the job done! Vote for Carol!! Hi! I am carol. We are probably in the same class together now or have been once before. If you still don't remember me, I'll give you a hint, I am the one who always comes up with weird questions for the professors. Well, I promise that I will continue to ask the questions you don't want to ask once I am elected. I will get my job done! I will represent all post-grad students in the Communication Disorders department to other graduates and professors. I will be the bridge between the department and the whole post-grad student body.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007



Julie is a full-time student studying Speech-Language Pathology; this is her second quarter here at CSULA. Her undergraduate degree was in Visual Arts Media from UCSD, and she claims that was way too long ago to mention the year! She still enjoys the arts but several life-changing experiences have led her to SLP, and she is glad she made the switch. Julie is interested in becoming the post-bacc representative for the CSULA chapter of NSSLHA because she wants to experience all aspects of the field, and not just the academic part. She also knows that she would be able to help spread the word about the meetings and events to her fellow post-bacc students because she shares their class schedule.

First NSSHLA meeting of 2007

Thanks to everyone for attending the first NSSLHA meeting of the year! If you couldn’t make the meeting, or if you loved it so much that you want to re-live the highlights, here is what went on:

New president Toni Francisco introduced the new 2007 NSSLHA officers:

President: Toniann Francisco
Vice President: Jacqueline Gudis
Treasurer: Brenda De La Rosa
Secretary: Jacqueline Gudis
Newsletter Editor: Anne Preddy
Undergraduate Representative: Emily Garcia

Thanks so much to the 2006 officers who did such a fantastic job in making NSSLHA the outstanding organization we all know and love. Your hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed.
· President: Kimberly Ng
· Vice President: Andrea
· Secretary: Cheryl Liang
· Treasurer: Suzanne Sassoon
· Newspaper Editor: Kristin Reisch

A reminder to everyone to consider joining local NSSLHA (five dollars per quarter, or twenty dollars for the year), as well as National NSSLHA (for more information go to )

We have decided to hold elections for the position of the post bac representative, if you are interested in running, please contact an officer.

To date, we have speakers on deck to present on the following topics: tongue thrust, GLAD (Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness), Autism, and the SLP in the rehabilitation hospital setting. Please share your ideas on what speakers and events you would like to see this year.
Get involved in Walk Now Los Angeles to rasie money for autism research. The walk is at the Rose Bowl on April 22. For more information, go to and click on Los Angeles.
Don’t forget to visit out blogspot at for more updates and information.

We look forward to a great year together!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Mid Quarter Announcements

Congrats on making it through the first half of the quarter! Keep working, keep studying, keep on keeping on! You will make it! We know you can do it!

Tuition for returning students for Spring Quarter is due February 19th - so make sure you pay by next Monday!

If you are taking the Praxis on April 28th or June 9th you must register for it under Spring Quarter when registering for classes.

NSSLHA at CSULA is participating in the Cure Autism Now Walk on April 28th. To join our team visit the Walk Now website.

Have a great rest of the quarter!