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.


Alumni Spotlight

Recently, two of our alumni were selected by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as “Hawks to Watch: Young alumni making their mark”

Natalie Pak, Speech-Language Pathologist

Lauren Henion, Speech-Language Pathologist