Southeastern students earn speech-language-hearing awards

Thursday, October 8, 2015
by: Rene Abadie

Caprice Lee Megan McMillin
Caprice Lee Megan McMillin

     HAMMOND – Two graduate students in Southeastern Louisiana University’s communication sciences and disorders program have earned awards based on their achievements.
     Caprice Lee of Monroe was selected to be a participant in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP), while Megan McMillin of Shorewood, Ill., received a $1,500 graduate scholarship from SPALS, the Speech Pathologists and Audiologists in Louisiana Schools. Both are graduates of Southeastern’s bachelor’s program in communication sciences and disorders.
     Lee is one of only 40 students nationwide to be selected to participate in leadership training at the 2015 Convention in Denver in November.  As an MSLP participant, she will take part in leadership-focused educational programs and activities at the convention designed to help build and enhance leadership skills and gain an understanding of how the association works.
     To be named to the program, Lee had to submit a letter of recommendation and prepare an essay describing the qualities of an individual who demonstrates leadership, the skills she wanted to develop, and how participation in the program would enhance leadership skills.
     McMillin is a former player for the Southeastern Lions volleyball team, who was named a winner of the President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences when she graduated last year. She also was named to the Southland Conference’s All-Academic Team and received the conference’s F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarship. She intends to work in a school setting after she earns her master’s degree.

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