Student Spotlight

Emily White (B.A., 2024, M.S. 2026)

“I took Linguistic Theory for Speech and Hearing Clinicians my first semester at ECU as a prerequisite to my Bachelor’s program and was really drawn to linguistics and second language acquisition, so I took more classes every semester after that. I’m incredibly grateful for the professors I have had in the English department — they have been encouraging and have supported me throughout my time at ECU and through my graduate school application process. My additional coursework in linguistics and TESOL has aided in my understanding of language disorders and will allow me to be a better and more informed clinician overall. I was accepted into the Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders program for the fall 2024 semester, and I am excited to apply my knowledge in the clinic and through my coursework and continue in my learning.”

Once Ms. White completes her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, she plans to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a medical setting.