Superstar CSD Majors!

by   |  11.05.18  |  Current Students, The Faculty

Congratulations to CSD majors Caity Acosta and Shay Johnson of the ACU Woman’s Soccer Team. After winning the conference championship over the weekend, Caity was named to the All Tournament Team and Shay was named Tournament MVP! The team plays Baylor in Waco on Saturday at 7:30 so if you live nearby, come root them on!!!

Speech Pathology and Beards?

by   |  11.01.18  |  Alumni Spotlights

It’s not often that we associate a speech-language pathologist (SLP) with finding solutions for “the dry, flaky, itchy skin that plagues any man with beard and mustache hair,” but that’s just what Molly (Paulsen) Parker (’07) has done. As a mother of two young boys, Molly began producing natural and organic foods, lotions, and such in her home. One thing led to another and by 2014 she had founded “BRAID {Batch Remedies AID} which specializes in Natural Remedies for Beauty & Wellness” and  Beard and Tackle Provisions for Men to help with their “unruly beards.” 

What makes this so special? Well, while Molly was creating these products at home, she was also providing speech-language services for at-risk children across North Texas. Her heart for helping this population developed into her mission. As a result, 10% of the profits from BRAID are donated to Hope Supply Company which provides resources for homeless and at-risk children in North Texas. Ten percent of profits from Beard & Tackle are donated to OurCalling, a discipleship ministry for the homeless in Dallas. Well done, Molly!

We are proud of Molly and her dedication to serving others!

Check out her companies at and



CSD Alum Creates Online Resource for Parkinson’s Disease

by   |  11.01.18  |  Alumni Spotlights

Hannah (Orozco) Grassie, 2008 graduate of the ACU Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduate program, has been treating patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) since 2012.  An advocate for the Parkinson’s disease community, Hannah is intentionally working to create a better understanding of PD for patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, as well as speech-language pathologists. Her passion for learning more about and for helping individuals with Parkinson’s led her to create The Parkinson’s Report,  “a space for updates, insights, and professional input on Parkinson’s disease.”  She has also worked closely with the Michael J. Fox Foundation during activities designed to provide education about PD.

We are proud of Hannah and the work she is doing in the field of speech-language pathology!

Check out The Parkinson’s Report by visiting

If You Give a Graduate Student a Test on Halloween… They’ll Show Up in Costume!


by   |  11.01.18  |  Uncategorized

A fun and festive celebration of children’s literature took place during Diagnostic and Therapeutic Theory.  For Halloween, the first year cohort of graduate students paid homage to “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” dressing as cookies and milk.  Adjunct professor Kelsey Roberts dressed as the mouse. Dressing up as a cohort has been a Halloween tradition for the past several years.

CEU Opportunity October 25, 2018

by   |  10.25.18  |  Uncategorized

Tonight from 6:00-8:00 pm, the Big Country Speech-Language-Hearing Association is presenting a special event at the ACU Duncum Center! The title of this ethics seminar is “Building Blocks for Ethical Decision Making” and will be presented by ACU Professors Terry Baggs, Denise Barnett, and Jennifer Binkley. You will receive two hours of ethics CEUs for attending this event. You won’t want to miss it!