In 2002, the PCC SLPA program had its first four graduates, Leslie Bailey -- the first awardee of the Kathleen M. Peters Memorial Scholarship; Nicole Jube; Nancy Carr and Rachelle Fall -- the 2nd awardee of the Kathleen M. Peters Memorial Scholarship. In 2003, we were delighted to see six more graduates: Patricia Dean, Rosa Gutierrez, Alice Mora, Rebecca Pope, Mirian Rojas and Kathleen Venne. Congratulations, graduates!
Our First Graduates!
Rachelle Fall, December 2002
A native southern Californian, Rachelle was born in 1981. Growing up as a person who stutters, Rachelle was interested in communication and communication disorders and the field of Speech-Language Pathology from an early age. While enrolled in the SLPA Program, Rachelle distinguished herself on the Dean’s Honor List, as a tutor for the SLPA program and as a Speech-Language Instructional Assistant in the Disabled Student Program (DSPS). Rachelle was our 2nd recipient of the Kathleen M. Peters Memorial Scholarship award for $750.00, transferring to California State University Northridge to continue her studies and working as a SLPA.
Leslie Bailey, May, 2002
Born in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 14, 1978 and raised in Utah, Leslie was one of the very first students to enroll in the SLPA program. Married to her husband, Mark, Leslie was on the Deans List for her excellent grades and the first recipient of the Kathleen M. Peters Memorial Scholarship Award for her excellence academically and clinically. Leslie also gave of her considerable talents in the Disabled Student Programs and Services while working as the Lead Instructional Assistant to Rosemary Scott, the Speech Pathologist. She helped to serve over 40 students on campus with identified speech, language and hearing disorders in small groups and through assistive technology support in the High Tech Center, D-208. Leslie is attending CSUN studying to be a Speech Pathologist and working as a SLPA in a private practice.
Nicole Jube, May 2002
A native Californian, Nicole was born at Huntington Hospital on December 28, 1980. A watercolor artist and accomplished pianist, Nicole realized that she wanted to be a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant after volunteering at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. Nicole was also a valued student assistant in the Disabled Student Programs and Services, especially in the High Tech Center assisting students with Recording for the Blind and other computer programs. Nicole is attending CSUN studying to be a Speech Pathologist.