Elaine Kim, a third-year doctoral student in audiology, was awarded the Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP) Award through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

This award is established for undergraduate seniors, master’s students, audiology doctoral students, and Ph.D. students enrolled in communication sciences and disorders programs. This prestigious award was granted to only 40 students out of 153 prospective applicants.

The MSLP provides numerous educational activities that focus on enhancing leadership skills. The program allows the students to network with other students from all over the country, as well as with leaders in the field of audiology and speech-language pathology. The MSLP award is granted to outstanding students who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups that are under-represented in the field of communication sciences and disorders.

Elaine Kim stated that “this opportunity will allow me to not only represent ISU in the best light, but also allow me to express my Korean-American heritage and culture.” She added that she “would like to give a big thanks to the department for their support, and especially Dr. Hua Ou for her mentorship.”

Congratulations to Elaine Kim!