News, Media and Stories | Speech-language Pathology

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Optimizing Care Across the Gender Spectrum, a one-day workshop on Saturday, April 6, provides tools for speech-language pathologists and educators.  
Dr. Kerry Mandulak
Dr. Kerry Mandulak, faculty member in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been selected as a participant in the 2019 CAPCSD Leadership Academy.
Steve Dustrude applied his education at Pacific to become a school speech therapist, helping young people to master their difficulties with language. Along the way, he became a union activist and leader.
Alex Marchbanks working with an older community member
Alex Marchbanks is a recipient of the Aurora “Rae” Peters ’65 Endowed Scholarship for undergraduate students who complete the CSD minor and are admitted to the SLP program. Peters, a speech therapist, and her husband, Clark ’65, MSEd ’70, met as students at Pacific. In 2011, they established an endowed scholarship to honor her support of the SLP program.
Audiology and Communication Sciences & Disorders programs receive $80,000 gift from the Eugene Hearing & Speech Center, to be split evenly between the two programs.
An endowed faculty grant allowed Pacific University Associate Professor Rik Lemoncello to launch the project of his dreams: a bakery that helps people with traumatic brain injuries return to work and fun. Sarah Bellum's Bakery & Workshop opened in Summer 2017, offering hands-on experience for students in Pacific's speech-language pathology program.
“The No. 1 thing that is lost in aphasia is words,” said Annabelle Watts SLP ’17. “I really hope participants who come here realize there is this gigantic world of communication and that here are all these other ways to facilitate that and have fun and re-engage with life and with their partner.”
A summer literacy camp put on by faculty and students in the College of Education's School of Communication Sciences & Disorders and School of Learning & Teaching provided rich — and fun — literacy activities for local children.
The School of Communication Sciences & Disorders launches an online series of post-baccalaureate courses to help students prepare to apply for the master of science in speech-language pathology program. Space is available in the Fall 2015 courses. Email csd@pacificu.edu for application information.