PSU doctoral scholar, Jessica Gormley, is a 2016-2017 recipient of the Sertoma Communicative Disorders Scholarship! Jessica noted, “I have been fortunate to work as an interdisciplinary team member providing clinical services across a variety of settings and broad range of populations. These experiences have instilled the value of providing speech-language services to individuals with complex communication needs within a broad socio-cultural context rather than addressing deficits in isolation.”
Jessica spoke about her experiences in Haiti working with a community to support their efforts at the Spring Colloquium.
The mission of Sertoma is, “to improve the quality of life today for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss through education and support.” Among their efforts and programs to support hearing health, they extend scholarships to students who are hard of hearing or deaf, and to graduate students who have been accepted into a graduate level program in audiology or speech-language pathology.
This is the second consecutive year a PSU doctoral scholar has received this award, as Christine Holyfield was recognized in 2015-2016.