James Madison University

Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders

NSSHLA Officers’ Contacts

Chapter Advisor: Linda Freeman (freemalm@jmu.edu)

If you would like to join JMU’s chapter of NSSLHA, email nsslha.dukes.jmu@gmail.com for more information. Our local chapter dues are $20.00 for the year or $15.00 per semester. If you are a National NSSLHA member, local dues are $5.00 for the year with proof of national membership. For a list of meeting dates, please go to https://beinvolved.jmu.edu/organization/nsslha.

NSSLHA - 2017-2018 Executive Board

PHOTO: Pamela Molnar

Pamela Molnar: President

My name is Pamela Molnar. I am a senior CSD major with Exceptional Education and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minors. My family currently lives in Alexandria, VA, but we're originally from Pittsburgh, PA. I have played the clarinet in the JMU Marching Royal Dukes all four years of college! I even got to go to Rome, Italy and play in the New Year's Day parade at the Vatican. I have done a lot of work with children with disabilities, which is how I discovered the field of Speech-Language Pathology. This past summer I had a wonderful experience working as a speech and communication skills specialist at a camp for children with special needs. I am hoping to attend graduate school to become an SLP and work with children with various disabilities, especially those with Autism. I would eventually like to pursue my PhD and do research and become a professor in our field.

PHOTO: Eppie Ehlers

Sarah Scribano: Vice President

My name is Sarah Scribano, and I grew up in Harrisonburg! I am a Senior and looking to go to graduate school for speech-language pathology. I spend my time volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, as a small group leader for Intervarsity, running, and working as a Madison Advising Peer and a personal care attendant. I am looking forward to serving NSSLHA as vice president!

PHOTO: Eppie Ehlers

Eppie Ehlers: Secretary

My name is Eppie Ehlers, and I am a senior from Luray, VA majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders and minoring in Exceptional Education. After graduation, I hope to pursue a master's degree in speech-language pathology to become a public school SLP. In addition to being the secretary of NSSLHA, I am a member of Best Buddies, the American Sign Language club, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. In my free time, I enjoy reading, listening to live music, and spending time with my family. .

PHOTO: Ashley Watson

Ashley Watson: Treasurer

My name is Ashley Watson and I am from Richmond, VA. I am currently a senior pursuing a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Exceptional Education. After graduation, I plan to pursue a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. I believe that I would like to work in the school systems, but I am still deciding on what field I would prefer. I’m also a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, president of the Red Cross Club, and a big sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters. I love working with children and enjoy giving back to the community by volunteering. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with friends! I am looking forward to my senior year and am excited to see what this year has in store for NSSLHA!

PHOTO: Destiny Anderson

Eva Watson: Public Relations

My name is Eva Watson, I am a sophomore CSD major from Bethesda, Maryland. I hope to attend graduate school and become an Audiologist. I love working with kids and hope to be able to help children with hearing loss. I am also a member of Sigma Kappa on campus and was fortunate enough to study abroad in Greece this past summer. I love traveling, especially to warm places and beaches. I am excited to see where this field takes me and what my future holds!

PHOTO: Maddy Biggins

Maddy Biggins: Student-Faculty Liason

My name is Maddy Biggins and I am a sophomore from Stonington, CT.  I am a CSD major with a Gerontology and EXED non-teaching minor.  I hope to go to Graduate school to pursue speech language pathology, and one day work in a hospital or rehabilitation center.  Something that I would love to do at some point in my career is to volunteer with Smile Train and help children with cleft lip and palate.  When I’m not in the library studying I enjoy traveling, exploring, and trying different adventure sports.  I have been skydiving, white water kayaking, sailing, hiking, primitive camping, and I am a certified scuba diver!

PHOTO:Jordan Pyle

Jordan Pyle: Service Chair

My name is Jordan Pyle and I’m a junior from Culpeper, Virginia. I’m majoring in CSD and minoring in both Chronic Illness and Exceptional Education (Non-Teaching). In the future, I hope to attend graduate school to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. I’m a member of Gamma Sigma Sigma, a service sorority, here at JMU. Some of my hobbies include running, hiking, and kayaking. If you have any questions or ideas for service opportunities, please don’t hesitate to let me know!

PHOTO: Rachel Pellegrino

Rachel Pellegrino: Fund Raising Chair

I’m Rachel Pellegrino a sophomore from Bel Air, MD. I am a CSD major and will probably minor in Special Education. I wish to pursue a career as a Speech-Language Pathologist where I can hopefully work with children. I am also a part of UPB and Make a Wish on campus. I look forward to what this year will bring!