Southeastern CSD scholar in residence honored

Thursday, September 11, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Scholar in Residence Nina Mackie has been awarded the "Honors of the Association" by the American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA) for 2014. The award recognizes ASHA members for their distinguished contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders and is the highest honor the Association bestows.

"Dr. Mackie's research is widely acknowledged throughout the world and brings international and national recognition to Southeastern's Communication Sciences & Disorders program," said Jacqueline Guendouzi, head of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. "She has been an active advocate for people with aphasia and her work has helped to support best practice methods within the field of Speech Pathology. In addition she is a truly wonderful person."

The ASHA Honors of the Association recognize those individuals whose contributions have been of such excellence that they have enhanced or altered the course of the professions. Members are encouraged to nominate individuals who are well-known throughout the nation and the world for a lifetime of innovative clinical practice, insightful and rigorous research, creative administration, effective legislative activity, outstanding teaching or other distinguished professional contributions.

A resident of Abita Springs, Mackie travels the world researching the best interventions for people with aphasia and their caregivers. While on break from her travels, she also teaches regularly for the CSD in December and January.

ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

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