Paula Currie, of Ponchatoula, an associate professor of communication sciences and disorders at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, recently was honored as a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at its annual convention in Denver in November.
To be awarded a fellow, people must make outstanding contributions to communication sciences and disorders, a news release said.
Currie was recognized for her contributions in three areas:
clinical education and academic training in speech-language pathology, audiology, speech-language-hearing sciences and related areas
service to and leadership positions in state speech-language-hearing associations and/or other related local, regional, national or international professional organizations
administrative services in the area of speech-language pathology, audiology and speech-language-hearing sciences, the release said.
Currie has been with Southeastern since 1991 and has served as the department head and program director for communication sciences and disorders and as the assistant dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.