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  • CSUEB's College Link Program, supporting services for college students with autism, is included in a recent Autism Bay Area Magazine issue. You can read the article starting on page 18 here.
  • Campus-based pilot program providing autism intervention services for CSUEB students is launched. Read more here.
  • The Aphasia Treatment Program's Aphasia Tones choir receives a standing ovation at the plenary session of the 2012 Annual Convention of the California Speech Language Hearing Association in San Jose in March.
  • The CSD department and Speech Language and Hearing Clinic become one of the first institutional affiliates of the National Aphasia Association.
  • Cal State East Bay is ranked No. 1 for Asian American degree recipients in Communication Disorders Sciences by "Diverse: Issues in Higher Education". Read more about diversity at Cal State East Bay here.
  • Aphasia choir instructs, inspires students and singers. Read the whole story here.


  • Drs. Nidhi Mahendra and Shubha Kashinath are awarded a 3-year grant (2012-2015) from The California Wellness Foundation to recruit, retain, and mentor underrepresented minority students in speech language pathology. Read more here.
  • Dr. Nidhi Mahendra receives the Certificate of Recognition for Significant Contribution to Multicultural Affairs, by the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
  • Dr. Janet Patterson, former faculty member and current lecturer, receives the coveted honor of Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. See ASHA Leader article here.
  • Faculty member Dr. Nidhi Mahendra researches how technology can provide cognitive rehabilitation for those with Alzheimer's and memory loss . Read more here.
  • "Using the Internet Safely, part 2" is posted at the Aphasia Corner Bog. Read the follow-up post to Part 1 here.
  • The Aphasia Corner Blog posts "Using the Internet Safely, part 1" by Ellen Bernstein-Ellis, Sandy Glista, Glenn Goldblum, Janet Patterson and Robin Pollens. Read the post here.


  • Eight students are awarded research fellowships from the CSUEB Center for Student Research for 2013-2014: Hannah Dixon, Katharina Lawrence, Kate Murphy, Elyse Nishiki-Finley, April Nguyen, Aubrey Pearman, Brandee Prinze and Melissa Riley.
  • Students Natalie Sanford and Julianne Spicer are awarded Research Fellowships for the 2012-2013 academic year by the new CSUEB Center for Student Research, doing independent projects on aphasia and dementia.
  • CSD graduate students Laura Ludlow, Tamar Solomon, and Emily Dionne present at the 2012 Annual Convention of the American Speech Language Hearing Association in Atlanta in November.
  • Amanda Scullion receives the 2012 California Speech-Language-Hearing Association District 3 Outstanding Student award.
  • CSD students Amanda Scullion, Lily Sullivan, and Bridget Wellerstein receive awards from CSUEB's ASI and CSHA. Find them here.


  • Alumni Matthew Guggemos ('07) is featured in the online ASHA Leader's series, "In the Limelight". Read more here.
  • Sue Graziano Adams ('90) is featured in Cal State East Bay Magazine's "The Food Issue". Read about her gourmet frozen food business for those with swallowing disorders here.
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