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50th Anniversary: Communication Sciences & Disorders Celebrating Growth, Research, Life-Changing Work

50th Anniversary: Communication Sciences & Disorders Celebrating Growth, Research, Life-Changing Work

 

At its founding, the University of South Florida's 

 

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders held classes in a former hotel, where students performed their clinical observations by peering through peepholes.

 

Today, CSD occupies nearly 50,000 square feet, in a building that bears its name, and encompasses three specialized clinics and a sign language interpretation service.

It is this growth, and a slew of other accomplishments, that CSD will celebrate this year, during its 50th anniversary.

 

"We have an amazing story to tell. We've grown into one of the largest audiology and speech-language pathology programs in the state, and we're the only program of our kind in the country," said Professor and Chair Jennifer Jones Lister, PhD.

 

"We are filling a niche here in our community, and our graduates are doing life-changing work in their careers. We have come a very long way in 50 years."


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