National Student Speech & Hearing/Language Association Club

The Iona chapter serves as a forum for current issues in speech pathology, hearing and language.


The Speech and Hearing Club is Iona's chapter of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association. Our members are either interested in or majoring in speech-language pathology or audiology. In this club, we pass along information about career possibilities, graduate schools, and developments in the field. This club also gives majors an opportunity to meet outside of the classroom, creating a community of support for each other. This past year, we held our 7th annual "Strides for Speech Walk." Here, we successfully helped to raise funds for supplies for Iona's on campus Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic, where senior students in our major can gain supervised experience. We were also able to give some of the proceeds the organization, The Smile Train. We were also able to attend the Walk 4 Hearing in New York City which the club attends every year. Here, we walk in order to raise awareness for hearing loss and raise money for the foundation. Our club, like most others on campus, had lots of fun sending a team to the Autism Walk and participating in many other community service projects. In the future we look forward to strengthening our connection to both the Iona and New Rochelle communities.

Executive Board

Contact any member of the E-Board if you'd like to be a part of our club or for more information! For more information about the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA), please go to


  • NYC Walk 4 Hearing – Riverside Park, NY  (Sunday, September 27,2015)
  • Strides for Speech Walk (Date TBD; Spring)
  • Light it Up Blue (Date TBD; Spring)
  • Walk Now for Autism (Date TBD; Jones Beach; Fall)

Club Awards 

  • 2013-2014: GAEL Awards
  • 2011-2012: National Silver NSSLHA Recognition Award
  • Spring 2011: Won a $500 Community Service Award from the National Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) for the club's support of the Manhattan Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
  • Spring 2011: Awarded the "Commitment to Mission" GAEL Award for being the club that is most committed to the mission of their club and the mission statement of Iona
  • 2010-2011: National Bronze NSSLHA Recognition Award
  • 2009-2010: National Bronze NSSLHA Recognition Award

Individual Awards

  • 2011-2012: Sophia Gil - Minority Student Leadership Award
  • Ariana Feger - Member Honors from NSSLHA 2011

Public Recognition

  • November 2011 Issue of NSSLHA Now!: "Go Pro! Professionalism Begins Before You Get Your Diploma" by Lauren Zanfardino
  • November 2010 Issue of NSSLHA Now!: "Going Pro" by Corey Fisher (Baker)

NSSLHA Executive Council

Lauren Zanfardino is the Region 2 Regional Councilor for 2012-2014.

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