John Bernthal

27 Jul 2021    

‘A class act’ - Bernthal remembered as caring, impactful leader

John Bernthal, professor emeritus and longtime department chair of the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders (SECD) in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, is being remembered by colleagues and loved ones for his contributions to the field and his kindness toward others. Bernthal passed away on July 23, 2021. View ‘A class act’ - Bernthal remembered as caring, impactful leader Article
Ron Nelson

08 Jun 2021    By Kelcey Buck

Ron Nelson retiring after more than two decades at Nebraska

After dedicating more than 30 years of his life to the field of special education, including the last 21 at Nebraska, Ron Nelson is retiring at the end of June. View Ron Nelson retiring after more than two decades at Nebraska Article
A gentleman is fitted with a hearing aid at the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic.

28 May 2021    By Kelcey Buck

Barkley Clinic celebrates 40th year of collaboration with Sertoma Hearing Aid Bank

In the 40 years since the Sertoma Clubs of Nebraska, the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic collaborated to create the Sertoma Hearing Aid Bank, more than 5,000 senior citizens across Nebraska have benefited from the partnership. View Barkley Clinic celebrates 40th year of collaboration with Sertoma Hearing Aid Bank Article
Michelle Hughes

26 May 2021    By Kelcey Buck

Michelle Hughes enjoys opportunities for impact in research, teaching at Nebraska

For more than two decades, Michelle Hughes has dedicated her career to studying cochlear implants, particularly the relationship between physiology and perception, as well as the feasibility of providing cochlear implant services through telepractice. When she became an associate professor at Nebraska in 2018, she was ready to shift gears. View Michelle Hughes enjoys opportunities for impact in research, teaching at Nebraska Article
Jessica Namkung

24 May 2021    By Kelcey Buck

Research, teaching support help Jessica Namkung thrive at Nebraska

Jessica Namkung knew she was interested in working with children, but it wasn’t until she was preparing for graduate school that she found her fit in special education research and practice. View Research, teaching support help Jessica Namkung thrive at Nebraska Article
Steven Barlow department chair graphic

20 May 2021    

Steven Barlow named chair of special education and communication disorders

Steven Barlow has been named chair of the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. View Steven Barlow named chair of special education and communication disorders Article
Mackenzie Savaiano

18 May 2021    By Kelcey Buck

Continued growth motivates Mackenzie Savaiano in development of visual impairments program

When Mackenzie Savaiano arrived at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014, she knew there was a need to grow the training program for teachers of students with visual impairments, but it was the support at Nebraska for expanding that program that both surprised and excited her. View Continued growth motivates Mackenzie Savaiano in development of visual impairments program Article
Kristy Weissling speaks with a client from the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic prior to the start of the 2019 Aphasia Awareness Walk

11 May 2021    By Kelcey Buck

Parents’ support, high school play set Kristy Weissling on path to SLP clinical supervision and research at Nebraska

Being cast as the lead in a high school play may not seem like a typical starting point for a career in speech-language pathology. But, for associate professor of practice Kristy Weissling, that’s exactly how she got her start. View Parents’ support, high school play set Kristy Weissling on path to SLP clinical supervision and research at Nebraska Article
Cassidy Becklun, Mackenzie MacDonald, McKenzie Rosdail Kaus, Manami Shah, Kate Sindt, Kim Vaske-Huff, Emma Wilken

07 May 2021    

May 2021 graduate spotlights: graduate students

Seven students from SECD's graduate programs in audiology, special education and speech-language pathology – Cassidy Becklun, Mackenzie MacDonald, McKenzie Rosdail Kaus, Manami Shah, Kate Sindt, Kim Vaske-Huff and Emma Wilken – share Q-&-As ahead of the commencement ceremony May 7, 2021. View May 2021 graduate spotlights: graduate students Article
Colin Dike, Grace Hanson, Faith Hrnchir and Amy Schramm

05 May 2021    

May 2021 graduate spotlights: special education

Four students – Colin Dike, Grace Hanson, Faith Hrnchir and Amy Schramm – share Q-&-As ahead of the commencement ceremony May 8, 2021. Dike and Hanson are graduating with bachelor's degrees in special education (7-12), while Hrnchir and Schramm are graduates of the dual-degree program in elementary education and special education (K-6). View May 2021 graduate spotlights: special education Article

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