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 love NSSLHA because of the wonderful peers, professors, and professionals in the field of speech-language pathology that I've had the privilege of working with and learning from. NSSLHA allows students to explore different specialties of their future profession with guest speakers, engage in community outreach and advocacy events, and form meaningful connections along the way. It is truly the best organization and I am so thankful to be part of it!"

 Alyssa Maisto, UA Chapter President 2023-24


"I joined NSSLHA to get more connected into my program. It is so rewarding to have a group of students that share the same goals and aspirations as you. It makes the end goal of being SLPs even more exciting!"

Gracie Pendergraft, UA Chapter VP of Fundraising 2023-24


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