National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association: UA Chapter

Members of the U of A chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association is the only student organization for pre-professionals in the field of communication disorders that is recognized by the American Speech Language Hearing Association. There are multiple benefits of being a member of NSSLHA.

Benefits include:

  • Networking
  • NSSLHA updates
  • Access tp ASHA Journals
  • ASHA technical assistance
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Discounted services
  • Program opportunities
  • Scholarships

Students who join the overall NSSLHA within the last two years of their master's or doctoral program are eligible for $225 off initial dues and fees of ASHA membership and certification through the NSSLHA to ASHA Conversion Discount.

UA Chapter of NSSLHA

The University of Arkansas has a highly successful chapter of NSSLHA that is a registered student organization on campus. To keep up to date with the UA chapter, like or follow our group on our social media accounts.


Why We Love NSSLHA

"I have gained so much confidence through this organization, and I am so thankful to be part of it. Join NSSLHA!"

Hannah Babin, UA chapter President 2022-23


"I joined NSSLA to be around those who are pursuing the same career as me, and I have gained so much from it. It has encouraged me in my studies, and it has helped me grow in the speech-language pathology field."

Ruby Trollinger, NSSLHA Member


"I have seen how our chapter has helped me make connections, grow as a student, give back to our community, and so much more. NSSLHA is a great organization to be part of, and I love being able to encourage others to join!"

Lauren Blocker, NSSLHA vice president of continuing education 2022-23


Interested in Joining?

For more information about the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, email

2023-2024 Officers

President: Alyssa Maisto

VP Continuing Education: Lizzie Floeck

VP Fundraising: Gracie Pendergraft

Secretary: Zoe Lawless

Treasurer: Rachel Siemens

Volunteer Coordinator: Haley Shover

Senior Officer: Sophia Giacchino

Junior Officer: Caroline Currin