Communication Sciences & Disorders
School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Meet the UM-NSSLHA Officers!

Posted on September 28th, 2020 by adcolli1

Meet the #UMChangeMakers leading the UM Chapter of the National Student Speech Hearing Language Association (NSSLHA) for undergraduate and graduate students studying communication sciences and disorders.

Meet the NSSLHA Officers!

Olivia Joy Wright

Hometown: Medina, Tennessee

I love being a NSSLHA Officer because I get to give back to an organization that does so much for the Ole Miss and Oxford community! I love that I not only am able to volunteer for events I am passionate about but also am able to help organize them and find ways to connect our members to the community.

One thing I love about NSSLHA is the unique service projects we host, from organizing a Sensory Sensitive Santa event each year to collecting donations and sponsoring fundraisers for local organizations. Every event helps a different group of people and involves the community in a different way!

Julia Pitts
Vice President

Hometown: Hernando , MS

Leadership in NSSLHA is important to be because I want to be involved in organizations that will increase my knowledge of our field of study, and I want to help other students who desire this as well. I have also enjoyed the opportunity to form relationships with my advisors, professors and fellow students through being a NSSLHA officer!

One thing I love about NSSLHA is how we has an organization are able to give back to the community through our service projects!

Amaya Davis

Hometown: Texas

Being a leader in NSSLHA is important for me because I get the opportunity to be involved within my major and seek more opportunities within it.

The one thing I love about the work that NSSLHA does is how involved they (we) are within the community and the volunteer opportunities that we get the opportunity to participate and be involved in!

Tyler Weaver

Hometown: Oxford, MS

Being a NSSLHA officer is important to be because I want out NSSLHA chapter to grow and reach out and touch the lives of not only the members in it, but also the members of our community that we offer services to. I want people to know what NSSLHA is, what we stand for, and for it to be recognized by the awesome members we have.

One thing I love about the work NSSLHA does is that we do work that benefits our undergrad and graduate students, but we also do so many things that reach out into the community and lend a helping hand to those who help support us so much!

Rachel Davis
Public Relations

Hometown: Jackson, TN

Being involved in NSSLHA is important to me because it allows me to further my knowledge in the field of CSD as well as make connections and seek advice from current professionals.

I love the community involvement that NSSLHA offers. It’s such an awesome way to reach out and be involved in hands on activities that help impact others!

Madeline Simpson

Hometown: Houston, Texas

My involvement as an officer in NSSLHA is important to me because it provides me with more resources within the CSD community. More particularly, as an officer, I feel as though I have the platform to share NSSLHA’s opportunities with people outside of the CSD community that want to get involved.

I love that NSSLHA is always eager to help smaller organizations, families in need, and communities that are struggling. It is truly so inspiring to represent an organization that is always searching for new ways to help those in need!

Ole Miss NSSLHA Chapter

The Ole Miss NSSLHA Chapter strives for student involvement in the community, the Ole Miss campus, and within our organization. Our chapter has service projects each year. The past years have included projects such as:

  • Food Drive for the UM Food Pantry
  • Hosted a Fall Party for Hill Students
  • Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Comp Baskets for Graduate Students
  • Sensory Santa
  • Autism Awareness Walk


  • Benefits of national membership include:
    • Networking
    • Access to scholarly journals
    • Discount for ASHA convention
    • Scholarships
  • Membership dues are $40 per year.
  • Members attend meetings and earn volunteer hours to earn cords!
  • Membership would be a great addition to graduate school applications!
  • You can join online.
  • For more information visit the NSSLHA website.