Student Association of Speech and Hearing (SASH)
SASH, an organization led by undergraduates, exists to unite students who intend on entering the workforce as SLPs and AUDs. The club strives to make Speech & Hearing Science majors active learners and to ignite a genuine passion for the specialized field. Our members participate in a variety of relevant activities throughout Western New York. We attend educational seminars, contribute to activities in nursing homes and hospitals, and volunteer at charity walks. SASH members attend on-campus meetings meant to enhance social and learning experiences, whether it be to prepare for the graduate school application process or to celebrate our field during Better Hearing & Speech Month. We hope to help eager students feel supported in the company of like-minded peers. The SASH officers would love to hear from you. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or their personal email accounts listed below. Questions, suggestions, and requests to join SASH are always welcome!
SASH Officers for the 2020-2021 Academic Year:
President- Sara Spilkevitz email@example.com
Vice President- Sarah Cruz Secruz@buffalo.edu
Treasurer- Leah Santalis firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary- Mackenzie Allen Mallen7@buffalo.edu
Event coordinator- Sarah Vicari Savicari@buffalo.edu
Student Liaison- Alyssa DeCaro email@example.com
Faculty Liaison: Erin O'Brien Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA)
2019-2020 Executive Board
President: Emily Kam
Vice-President: Haley Connolly
Secretary: Alex Verost
Treasurer: Alicia Vilnyanskiy
Outreach Chair: Jenna Hendler
Social Chair: Tara Mango
Advisor: Nancy Stecker
2020-2021 Executive Board
President: Alicia Vilnyanskiy
Vice-President: Alex Verost
Secretary: Thea Holder
Treasurer: Rachel Green
Outreach Chair: Kailyn Hurren
Social Chair: Hailey Pytel
SAA is a non-profit professional student organization dedicated to education, research, and networking in audiology. The Buffalo SAA chapter aims to serve as an active voice for Au.D. and Ph.D. students at the local, regional, and national level.
Comprised of about thirty members, our local chapter is determined to be active in community service efforts, government relations, and hearing health awareness campaigns. In addition, the Buffalo SAA Chapter continues to serve as a strong social outlet for Au.D. and Ph.D. students.
UB Audiology Alumni: https://www.facebook.com/groups/367448810108946/
Graduate Student Association (GSA) Communication Disorders and Sciences (CDS) Speech Departmental Club
GSA-CDS-Speech/ National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
All graduate students in the CDS speech-language pathology program are automatically members of GSA-CDS-Speech and are encouraged to join our NSSLHA chapter. Our goal is to promote academic, scholarly, clinical, and professional interests of its members. Academic events, volunteer opportunities, and social events are offered throughout the semester. Active members can expect to connect professionally with people in the CDS community, including students and faculty/staff. Events include: The Moving Day Walk for Parkinson’s Disease, Friendsgiving Potluck, Annual Teddy Bear Clinic, Annual UB CDS Conference, and the Graduation Party.
Graduate students can receive benefits offered by GSA. Graduate benefits include: conference funding towards ASHA, discount movie/sports tickets, and more! Check out gsa.buffalo.edu for more graduate benefits.
NSSLHA members receive ASHA member benefits including opportunities for NSSLHA scholarships, career support and access to ASHA journals.
If you have any questions about GSA-CDS-Speech/NSSLHA or would like to be more involved and become an officer, you can contact the officers of GSA-CDS-Speech at their personal email accounts listed below.
2020-2021 UB NSSLHA officers
V2020-2021 GSA Officers
President: Jessica Browning
Vise President: TBD
Secretary: Hunter Steffenhagen
Treasurer: Sara Herr
Fundraising Chair: Katie Page
Service Chair: Sarah Barbolini & Makayla Watson-Wales
Social Chair: Shannon Wilk
Faculty Liason: Erin O'Brien Wilson (email@example.com)