Elizabeth Barrios Brings the Mambo to Speech Pathology

Elizabeth Barrios started out wanting to build things. As a student in her last year of high school in Cuba, she was preparing to become an architect or engineer, until one day she visited a school for children with behavioral disorders. Her experience there altered the course of her career, a particular teacher/ student interaction[…] »

Stephanie Kopplin Finds Inspiration in Speech Pathology Career

With an extensive extracurricular history in vocal performance and musical theater, and an early affinity toward the medical field, it seems only fitting that Stephanie Kopplin (M.A. ’13) ended up pursuing a career in Speech-Language Pathology. “I was very intrigued by the science of Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP’s) helping singers and professionals retain their vocal health,”[…] »

Farewell to a Friend: Kris Barton

Three-time College of Communication & Information graduate Kris Barton (B.A. ’00, M.A. ’02, Ph.D. ’07) passed away unexpectedly on May 4, 2016 at age 39. The alum and Chair of the Department of Communication at Dalton State College was known for his book, A State of Arrested Development. He also published books on reality television, trivia and fandom culture. Barton was[…] »

Communication Disorders Alumna Creates Doreen Brown Oyadomari Scholarship

Doreen Oyadomari transferred to Florida State University in 1965 as a junior pursuing English. She had received a scholarship to live in the since-demolished Palm Court house at of the Southern Scholarship Foundation. Unbeknownst to Doreen, her roommates at Palm Court would influence decisions that led to her career as Chief of Audiology & Speech Pathology Service at[…] »

Farewell to a Friend: Katherine Morse

Katherine “Kay” Morse, FSU alumna and one of the first graduates of our Master’s Speech Pathology program, passed away peacefully at age 90 on October 21, 2015. While at Florida State, she served as President of Zeta Phi Eta, directed a play at Jefferson High School in Tampa and experienced what she told her family were some[…] »

Delta Zeta Raises $12,620 at Homeruns for Hearing

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On October 16, Delta Zeta hosted their first annual Homeruns for Hearing. All proceeds benefitted the FSU Speech and Hearing Clinic as well as the Starkey Hearing Foundation, a non-profit that provides hearing aids to underprivileged individuals in third world countries. The Fall philanthropy event featured a homerun derby, a BBQ, various lawn games and a silent[…] »