Speech-Language Pathology Students Take Home the Golden Glia
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Speech-Language Pathology Students Take Home the Golden Glia

The championship team won the annual Praxis Bowl at the Texas Speech, Language and Hearing Annual Convention.

Written by Beth Phillips

Praxis Bowl participants test their knowledge about licensure exam topics.

Praxis Bowl participants test their knowledge about licensure exam topics.

A team of speech-language pathology students from the School of Allied Health Sciences recently won the Praxis Bowl at the Texas Speech, Language and Hearing Annual Convention in Houston.

The Praxis Bowl, originally called the Dysphagia Bowl, was started in 1997 by two TTUHSC students. All speech-language pathology programs in Texas are invited to participate in the bowl each year. Teams answer questions similar to those on their licensure exam.

Winners are recognized in the Communicologist, a quarterly newsletter for the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association. The winning team also takes home educational materials and the Golden Glia, a bedazzled traveling trophy in the shape of a brain. The word Glia has to do with neurons.

This year’s championship team consisted of Dalan Gore, Amanda Jarman, Emily Privett, and Susan Sneed. Carolyn Perry, M.S., CCC-SLP, assistant professor, Speech-Language Pathology, served as the faculty sponsor. Renee Bogschutz, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, assistant professor, Speech-Language Pathology, co-organized the event.

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School of Allied Health Sciences
School of Allied Health Sciences

From its first class of 18 students in 1983, the School of Allied Health Sciences has grown steadily over the past 25 years. With campuses in Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa, the school now serves more than 900 students enrolled in 18 degree programs at the doctoral, masters and baccalaureate degree levels.

The school has a groundbreaking history from offering the first Doctor of Audiology program west of the Mississippi, to having the first Master of Science in Molecular Pathology in the country.

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