As the end of the Spring 2020 semester rapidly approaches, our students have been busy with a wide variety of final presentations, projects, and productions, which have kept the College’s virtual campus abuzz. Across each academic department, the end of the semester highlights the very best in student achievement at MMC.
Congratulations, Class of 2020! We are so incredibly proud of the work, dedication, and passion you have put into your studies while at MMC, and we can’t WAIT to see what is in store for you next. Please enjoy a message from our faculty, staff, and administration who wanted to wish you well as you start your next adventure. Despite the circumstances, we are all celebrating with YOU in spirit. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology alumna Nathalia Fonseca ’10, now Clinical Supervisor and Adjunct Instructor at MMC, discusses her career as a speech pathologist in an interview with Women on Topp.
Sue Behrens, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), and her student research team will present their research virtually at the 9th Annual Westchester Undergraduate Conference.
Each spring, Marymount Manhattan College’s Honors Day Colloquium showcases top research from across the disciplines and hosts induction ceremonies for campus and academic-based Honor Societies, as well as the Barry Commoner Lecture on the Environment
In acknowledgement of the hard work, dedication, and expertise of our talented faculty, Marymount Manhattan College bestows Excellence in Teaching awards to our part-time and full-time faculty members. This year’s recipient is Dr. Susan Behrens, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MMC.
Speech-Language Pathologists Christina Castronovo ’13 and Kelly Ann Peña ’13 presented important lessons for working with college students on the autism spectrum, as well as those with visual disabilities, at the Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence October Pedagogy luncheon.
Susan Behrens, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), along with two CSD students Ailyn Gomez ’19 and Jessica Krimgold ’19 (who just graduated in May), will be published in the peer-reviewed journal Research and Teaching in Developmental Education.
Jessica Krimgold ’19 and Ailyn Gomez ’19, both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SLP-A)
majors and Language Science minors, were selected as finalists in the student research category at the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA) Annual Convention, held May 2–4 in Albany.
The graduating Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
major will address her classmates, faculty, and family at the 2019 Commencement ceremony in the Valedictorian speech on Friday, May 17 at Lincoln Center.
On March 11, MMC’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) presented a powerful panel discussion featuring clients from the College’s on-campus clinic, the Ruth Smadbeck Communication and Learning Center, as a way to give students a glimpse into life as a professional speech-language pathologist serving clients struggling with speech and communication disorders.
Four students (Rita Castillo, Renee Royles, Abigail Hambidge, and Kali Wright) from the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Department were accompanied by the CSD Director for Clinical Education and Clinical Services, Denise Cruz, MA, CCC-SLP, to Washington D.C. to take part in the American Speech-Language Hearing Association ASHA’s Student Hill Day on Capitol Hill.