The Alumni Board of the School of Communication Science & Disorders was formed in January, 2010. The main mission of the Board is to connect alumni to their School and to increase interest, participation and interaction with current faculty and students. A secondary mission is to provide an avenue for fundraising, connections with the community, and increased clinical placement options for current students. The Alumni Board is composed of the following individuals:
Josie Gustafson is a Florida State University graduate who recently completed her Clinical Fellowship year. Prior to attending FSU, Josie worked as a buyer for major retailer and then enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom. Josie currently works with both pediatric and adult patients in a variety of clinical settings.
Catie McRae received her master’s degree 1981. She has worked as an SLP in the schools in Michigan, Key West and Leon County. She worked in Gadsden County as the Coordinating Specialist for PreK and Speech and Language programs before becoming the ESE Director. She is currently the Director of FDLRS Miccosukee (Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System) serving Jefferson, Gadsden, Leon, Taylor and Wakulla counties.
Janice McClung graduated from Florida State University in 1980. She currently works in the public school and university settings. She enjoys mentoring graduate students in the School of Communication Science & Disorders and has done so for the past 26 years.
Michelle Naiman graduated in 1976 and has worked 19 years in the public schools of Thomasville, GA, Orlando, FL, and Tallahassee, as well as a year and a half in an American School in Tehran, Iran, before the Islamic Revolution. She also has spent five years serving the needs of the elderly in skilled nursing facilities throughout North Florida.
Sheree Porter graduated from Florida State and has been an SLP for 17 years. She currently serves as Program Manager of Rehabilitation at Tallahassee Memorial Rehabilitation Center and Neuro Rehabilitation. Sheree enjoys teaching the graduate clinicians in the Community Practicum course for the School, supporting students in the community and participating in research in affiliation with the FSU College of Medicine, among other entities. Sheree also coordinates the Stroke Wellness group and the TBI Advocacy group at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
John A. Tetnowski
John Tetnowski completed his Ph.D. in Audiology and Speech Pathology from The Florida State University in 1993. He is currently the Blanco Endowed Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he also directs the master’s degree program in Communicative Disorders and the Ph.D. program in Applied Language and Speech Sciences. He also currently serves on the College of Communication & Information Leadership Board.
Carole Jo Hardiman
Carole Jo Hardiman received both undergraduate and graduate degrees at Florida State. After employment in the public schools and at the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center in Tallahassee, she began working at FSU as a master clinician in the Department of Communication Disorders’ newly established Regional Rehabilitation Center. She retired in 2004 after 35 years as a faculty member. She is also an ASHA Fellow. Hardiman lives in Tallahassee and continues to provide consultative services relative to communication disorders to various State governmental agencies.