COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina Speech Language Hearing Association (SCSHA) held their annual Convention at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on February 24-27. The conference attendance was the highest it has been in recent years. The Conference had 41 exhibitors, more than 1200 attendees, a SCSHA Social Kiosk, a Caring Square, a Student Praxis Bowl and much more!
Dr. Tawana Nash, SCSHA’s immediate Past President, introduced the new President for 2016-2017, Dr. Jacqueline Jones-Brown, EdD, CCC-SLP, at the Annual Awards luncheon on February 26.
Dr. Jones-Brown stated, “I am so honored to be elected President of an Association whose executive board and members work together to fulfill the mission of cultivating a world where effective communication skills and quality treatment is available for all. I look forward to watching our Association as it continues to G.R.O.W., Galvanize our gifts and talents to fortify and strengthen the whole. Remained focused on our membership, our mission, vision and strategic plan. Optimistically transform obstacles into opportunities for success. WE ARE SCSHA!”
SCSHA is honored to announce the newly elected slate of officers:
President – Dr. Jacqueline Jones-Brown
President Elect Elect – Elizabeth Fogle
Past President – Dr. Tawana Nash
VP of Higher Education – Danielle Varnedoe
VP of Membership & Outreach – Dr. Nia Johnson
VP of Audiology – Dr. Demarcus Bush
VP of Finance & Leadership – Candice Green
Also as a part of this year’s Convention was the Caring Square which SCSHA and NSSHLA members donated backpacks and school supplies for Katrina’s Kids. Katrina’s Kids, founded by Senator Katrina Shealy, is a non-profit organization that donates supplies to children in Foster Care and Group Home settings. SCSHA Convention attendees made a donation of over 200 backpacks and several bins of school supplies that will be distributed statewide.
Senator Shealy and Representative Rita Allison were also honored as the SCSHA Legislators of the Year for 2016.
SCSHA is a professionally managed Association with more than 900 members. Our Board works hard to cultivate a world where effective communication skills and quality treatment is available for all.