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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

Come See Us At Homecoming!

by   |  10.05.18  |  ACU Chapter of NSSLHA, Announcements, Events, Uncategorized

Homecoming is a week away! Visit with the CSD faculty, staff, and students at the CSD tent near Moody Coliseum during the tailgate party. We’ll have treats for your children, SLP buttons for purchase, etc.

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!!