LU Alum awarded Distinguished Early Career Professional Certificate

Lamar University alumna Jesica (Bates) Sykes ’05, ’19, has received the Distinguished Early Career Professional Certificate awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the national professional, scientific and american-speech-language-hearing-associationcredentialing association for 223,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. The certificate was created to recognize and identify ECPs in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology who are making an impact in the areas of leadership, volunteering or advocacy at the local state and/or national level.
Sykes, who earned both her bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences and her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Lamar University, was named among 119 recipients of the distinguished award.