VERMILLION, S.D. -- A member of the University of South Dakota faculty has been recognized nationally for excellence in communication disorders. Liz DeVelder, an instructor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders in the College of Arts and Sciences at USD, is a 2011 National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Chapter Advisor Honors recipient.
The NSSLHA Chapter Advisor Honors are awarded each year by the Executive Council to the chapter advisor who has provided sustained and exceptional leadership through their efforts with the local NSSLHA chapter. Students from NSSLHA chapters around the United States are eligible to nominate their advisor for this recognition.
DeVelder received a B.S. in Communication Science and Disorders and M.A. in Communication Science and Disorders - Speech and Language Pathology, from the University of South Dakota. She also has an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Wayne State College.
In addition to being recognized at the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) convention NSSLHA banquet in San Diego this weekend, DeVelder will receive a plaque and a $500 stipend. A photograph of Liz is available for download at www.usd.edu/press/news/images/releases/Elizabeth_DeVelder.jpg.