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DePaul NSSLHA Chapter

​The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is the only national student organization for pre-professionals studying communication sciences and disorders (CSD) recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Established in 1972, NSSLHA supports 11,700+ members and 340+ chapters at colleges and universities nationwide.

Meet the Leadership Team: 

Klaudia Macko 
SLP Graduate Student Cohort 1

My favorite part of NSSLHA is being able to create a space for passionate upcoming speech-language pathologists to share their experiences and connect on their similar interests. I love that DePaul's NSSLHA Chapter allows students to learn from professional SLPs and provides an opportunity to raise awareness of issues within and related to the field of speech-language pathology. In this short year, we have organized volunteer events, social events, fundraising events, and educational events which have led our chapter to be awarded Gold Honors by National NSSLHA!

Andrea Kielbowicz 
Undergraduate Student
I’m passionate about NSSLHA because we get to live out our Vincentian Mission in a really special way! It has given me the chance to connect with other students and work together to serve our community. The association has also provided opportunities to learn from mentors within the SLP community, which I’m so grateful for.

Muna Awadallah 
SLP Graduate Student Cohort 1 
I am excited to be a part of an organization that spreads awareness about speech and hearing topics to my peers, and other DePaul students on campus. We get to explore and learn about all of the different opportunities this field has to offer, while simultaneously being a part of the graduate program. I am honored to take on this role and become a part of the speech pathology community here at DePaul.

Dr. Suzanne Williams 
DePaul NSSLHA Faculty Sponsor | Clinical Assistant Professor
Suzanne Williams, Ph.D, CCC-SLP received her Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Science degree at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and her Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University.  She has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the private and public-school systems, in both urban and suburban settings for over 20 years. Read more here​.

Meet Other Student Participants on the DeHub Page 

2022-23 Events Calendar: TBA

Achievements and Recognitions 2021-22:

On the evening of June 2nd, our DePaul NSSHLA Chapter organization was selected as the recipient of an Excellence in Leadership 2022 Awards.

The Office of Student Involvement at DePaul selects top-performing student organizations for outstanding work and service. We are so proud of our chapter student members and our President, Hannah Senanayake. Well done! We are looking forward to displaying the beautiful plaque in our facility space.

On ​June 15th, National NSSLHA announced the 2022 Gold Chapter Honors Recipients on their Instagram account and our very own DePaul NSSLHA Chapter was selected! We are so proud of our student leaders and members for their excellent work for the 2021-22 Academic Year. 

Membership Information: 
The DePaul NSSLHA Chapter accepts new members at the beginning of each school year in the Autumn Quarter. New 2022-23 members have until Sep. 12, 2022 to confirm membership dues with $25.

Contact Hannah Senanayake at or Klaudia Macko at for more information.  

Events Approval Form:
The Faculty Sponsor and Speech Language Pathology Program Director must sign-off on all NSSLHA and Student Leadership Events. Please download the PDF form below to complete and sign for all events.