SCSD Faculty Member Receives the Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contributions in Clinical Achievement from ASHA

Dr. Selena Snowden, faculty member and Director of Audiology Services at the School of Communication Science and Disorders (SCSD), was awarded the Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contributions in Clinical Achievement from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

This recognition is designed to recognize outstanding clinical achievement as an audiologist and/or a speech-language pathologist who has been actively engaged in the direct provision of clinical services for a minimum of five years in one or more different areas (

“Dr. Snowden demonstrates unique passion and dedication in the provision of clinical services in numerous ways,” explained her nominator. “As a school, we routinely receive emails and thank you messages from her patients in the Florida State University (FSU) Speech and Hearing Clinic expressing gratitude and the highest praise for Dr. Snowden’s tendency to go above and beyond typical expectations.”

Snowden has worked at FSU since 2004 and has dedicated much of her time and skills to the FSU Speech and Hearing Clinic, where she treats patients and guides undergraduate students through hands-on training. Alongside teaching students within SCSD, Snowden has also taken the chance to work with different departments at FSU and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with the goal of showing other students who also deal with patients what they do at SCSD.

“For me to know that I am receiving this award when there are so many people who are deserving and are doing wonderful things makes me feel very honored,” says Snowden. “I am representing other people that are doing the same type of work or even better work and I am just the lucky recipient that gets to represent them.”

Snowden mentioned that her involvement with the Special Olympics allowed her to take her work globally and in 2015 she started the initiative at FSU. This program focuses on taking students to Guatemala, where they help patients receive hearing tests and hearing aids. This year, they fit around 170 hearing aids.