You’re Invited to an OPEN HOUSE!!

by   |  10.18.17  |  Uncategorized

You’re invited to an OPEN HOUSE!!
Who: ACU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
What: Homecoming Open House
Where: ACU Center for Speech, Language, and Learning at the Duncum Center (EN16th and Judge Ely)
When: Saturday, Oct. 21 from 8:30am – 10:00am
Why: Because WE LOVE OUR ALUMNI! We want you to see our new facilities and tell us what’s going on in your life right now!

Giveaways for everyone!!

ALSO, go online and join our Facebook page: ACU Speech Pathology Alumni!!

CSD Alum Starts Blog to Help Other SLPs

0 Commentsby   |  10.05.17  |  Uncategorized



Kelli McKnight (’90) has worked in numerous settings since graduating from the ACU Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program. She has grown both professionally and personally during this time and as a result has decided to share her insights with other speech-language pathologists. Kelli recently began a blog entitled, Kelli McKnight~Field Notes From An SLP. We want to invite you to visit her blog at and read all of the great things Kelli has to share! We know one new SLP who will be referring to her blog frequently…, her daughter, Caitlin McKnight Atkinson (2017)!



Expansion of Clinical Services!

by   |  08.18.17  |  Uncategorized

Things are really starting to roll again at the ACU Center for Speech, Language & Learning as the new school year comes closer!  As you are all aware, the on campus clinic moved into the Duncum Center last January.  We still have to pinch ourselves to believe we get to welcome our clients into this beautiful space!  In an effort to be good stewards of our new location and to maximize our service provision potential, our goal this year is to increase our on campus clinic from being open 2 days each week to 5 days each week.  As you can imagine this means juggling student schedules just a bit and finding supervisors to cover more time slots.  So far, so good!  We are thrilled to offer more appointment times each week to accommodate our wide range of client needs!

In addition to our on campus clinic, the ACU Communication Sciences & Disorders program continues to have its hand in other community programs needing speech pathology services as well, such as:  King David’s Kids, Disability Resources, Inc., Kenley School, Aldersgate Academy and Abilene Christian Schools.  This year we are also excited to begin collaboration with Children of Light Daycare just down the street from our campus.  These satellite clinical sites are supervised by ACU faculty and provide a rich variety of clinical experiences for our graduate clinicians.  And, we’re always on the lookout for new places in Abilene where our students can serve others while honing their skills!

ACU Definitely Present at TSHA!!

by   |  02.24.17  |  Uncategorized

A large contingency of ACU faculty and students hit the TSHA Convention in Austin running! We all enjoyed the many sessions and seeing old friends and alumni of the program!

Jessica DeVries received the Jon Ashby Scholarship at the TSHF breakfast. Jessica is a second year graduate student from Hinkley, CA who came to us from Biola University.

Dr. Terry Baggs, Dr. Denise Barnett, and Mrs. Khalilah Williams visit with prospective students at the Spirit Day Meet and Greet Event.

Graduate students ready to let their voices be heard!

PRAXIS BOWL team members were second year graduate students Mallory Wilkins from Abilene, Michelle Haiker from El Cajon, CA, Celeste Travelstead from Abilene,  & Ricky Flores from Penitas, TX.

Thanks team for represented ACU well! Proud of you!!

One last pic of our great group (minus a few)!

See you next year in Houston!

Open House Fun — Great to see everyone!

by   |  02.21.17  |  Uncategorized

We were so happy to see many former students, graduates, colleagues from the community and friends at our open house!  It was a great reunion – we had nearly 100 visitors, many of whom had as much fun seeing each other as they did seeing the new Center!

Faculty and administrators were happy to be able to meet and greet the Duncum family, donors of this building, who came to see the new setup.  We’re very appreciative of this wonderful, generous family!

Below are some pics from the Open House, and also some general pictures of the inside of the building.  If you weren’t able to make it, come by the next time you’re headed to the ACU Campus!

CSD Faculty and Dr. Donnie Snider (CEHS Dean) with the Duncum Family

Faculty members and visitors visiting in the waiting/reception area

It was a full house! A joy to see many Wildcat SLPS!

ACU Bilingual SLPs had a mini-reunion!

Brothers Jeff and Mark Duncum toured the facility and explored the new setup

Graduate assistant Sarah working in the student workroom and materials library

Spacious classroom – many graduate classes will be held here in the future!

Secure space for student clinicians to document treatment sessions and write reports!

Close up of the entry/waiting room area