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Lamar confers record number of doctoral degrees in audiology

Since its inception in 2005, the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences’ Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program has successfully trained a number of highly skilled audiologists to enter this rapidly growing profession.

At commencement on Saturday, May 19, Lamar’s nationally recognized program will graduate its largest class yet, with nine students receiving doctoral degrees, bringing the total number of graduates from the program to 30 audiologists.

“This is a great day for Lamar Audiology and for Lamar University,” said Vickie Dionne, associate professor. “This accomplishment is a testament to the hard work of our students, faculty and administration. I am proud to be able to stand on the stage with these amazing students and be a part of the beginning of their careers in audiology.”

Graduating on May 19 will be Gloria Ackers of Metairie, La.; Lindsay Alexander, San Marcos; Audrey Allen, Orange; Brytni Humphrey Borel, Port Neches; Christie Cahill, Huntsville; Jake Cavanaugh, Leesville, La.; Meghan Dowdle, Westphalia; David Peach, Waco; and Andrea Perez, Corpus Christi.