Alumni and Friends


Department of Speech-Language-Hearing alumni are employed in a variety of educational and health care settings as Speech Language pathologists and audiologists or in supportive roles as paraprofessionals and SLP assistants or in related fields such as dentistry. Other alumni go on to achieve doctoral level degrees and are speech-language–hearing scientists at educational and research institutions around the world. Still others have gone into medicine and related health professions.

Some of our alumni remain in the Lawrence–Kansas City area and mentor graduate students in external clinical placements but we also have alumni in other states across the country as well as abroad. Our alumni are active in state organizations that advocate for the professions and for individuals with communication disorders such as the Kansas Speech and Hearing Association. 

Our alumni generously support the Department, most recently, alumni established the Betty H. Bunce Annual Multicultural Lecture fund, in honor of retiring faculty member Betty Bunce. The fund will allow us to bring a multicultural expert to KU each year to collaborate with our faculty and enhance student learning around speech-language-hearing services for the diverse clients we serve.

Please help us keep our top-rated program growing and diversifying.


News and events

Congratulations to Russell Johnston, Ph.D., Kristen Muller, Ph.D., and Kevin Pitt, Ph.D. for successfulling defending their dissertations this summer! 

Congratulations to Tiffany P. Hogan, Speech Language Pathology PhD alum, ASHA Fellowship of the Assiciation 2019 Award recipient.

Suzanne Adlof, one of our Speech Language Pathology MA/PhD alums now in South Carolina, received the presidential early career award in science/engineering.

Congratulations to Mindy Bridges, Assistant Professor, on receiving the School of Health Professions (SHP) Research Grant for her proposal: The Development of Language-Intensive Professional Development Modules for Prekindergarten Teachers.

Abby Enneking, 2nd year MA-SLP student, will be 1 of 2 students from Kansas to receive the Sertoma International Award.

Frank Kim, 2nd year MA-SLP student, will be the recipient of the SHP Dean's Diversity Scholarship.

Nancy Brady recently participated in the First Summit Forum of China Higher Education of Speech Language Pathology at East China Normal University in Shanghai China. Dr. Brady is pictured with Dr. Qiaoyun Liu, the department head and associate Dean at East Normal. Dr. Liu was a visiting scholar at KU in 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a consensus for curriculum in Speech Language Pathology in China.

SPLH/IPCD Graduation Ceremony Information Page, May 18, 2019

STUDENTS (Bridget Rennard and Anna Schaue) TO PRESENT AT KANSAS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Dr. Julie Washington is coming as the invited speaker on February 11, 2019: The Annual Betty H. Bunce Multicultural Lecture 

Dr. Holly Storkel leads a research project aimed at developing effective interventions for kids with DLD called KAW Story. The project just earned a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to continue research with 60 Kansas kindergarteners across several school districts.

SPLH Professor, Holly Storkel, has been selected as Associate Dean for Academic Innovation & Student Success

SPLH Chair, Nancy Brady, has been promoted to Professor by Chancellor Douglas A. Girod - Chancellor announces faculty awarded promotion and tenure for 2018

Ana PaulMumy's TEDxKU talk- Placing Value on Human Imperfection

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