Carny Sotto Named National Advisor of the Year
Published November 2003
Carney Sotto, PhD, assistant professor in the
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of
Allied Health Sciences, has been named "National Advisor of the Year"
by the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA).
Dr. Sotto was nominated by the student members of the
local NSSLHA chapter for her strong support of the educational,
leadership, and volunteer activities of the UC chapter. There are over
300 NSSLHA chapters in the U.S. Dr. Sotto will receive her award in
November at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association in Chicago.
"Dr. Sotto is an exemplary faculty member. Her
meaningful involvement in activities with students outside the
classroom is a critical component in the retention of undergraduates in
communication sciences and disorders," said Elizabeth King, PhD, dean
of the College of Allied Health Sciences.
During the past academic year, the UC chapter of
NSSLHA, under Dr. Sotto's guidance, raised almost $4,000 for
organizations such as Communication Independence for the Neurologically
Impaired, and the Stuttering Foundation of America. The group sent
boxes of personal hygiene products to Nicaragua, advocated for
under-represented students in speech-language-hearing disorders,
volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House, provided gifts and clothing
for an autistic young man at Christmas, tutored kindergarten through
fourth-grade children for "Cincinnati Reads," and sent boxes of
textbooks and diagnostic equipment to South Africa.
Dr. Sotto received her undergraduate degree in Speech
Pathology & Audiology from San Diego State University. She competed
her masters and PhD degrees in Speech-Language Pathology at the UC. Dr.
Sotto joined UC as part-time faculty in 1998, and has been full-time
for the past two years. She has been the faculty advisor for the UC
chapter of NSSLHA since 2000. Her area of expertise is child language
disorders. She most recently developed a new course at UC titled
"Communication Disorders and the Media."