Thursday, May 7, 2015


Dear LEAD Family and Prospective Students,

My name is Niondau Williams and as a mentee in the Lamar Cardinals Career Program (LEAD), the possibilities abound! I was given an exciting and unique privilege to participate in workshops and seminars that were offered to the graduate SLP and Audiology students. This year has been packed with informative group sessions along with an invaluable look into the field of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. I am also very grateful for the number of rewarding opportunities made available to me as a mentee which included; a resume writing class, High School Career Day, observation at Wheatley Elementary School, observation of an accent modification study, and receiving both a Vision and Hearing Screening Certification. None of this would have been possible for me without the encouragement and inviting atmosphere fostered by my mentor and other members of the program.

As a wife and mother returning to college, maintaining a well-balanced life has been critical. I found a very insightful article on regarding, “How to Juggle School and Family.” I initially was reluctant to enroll in college but I am now glad that I did! Please refer to the website below if you would like some successful pointers that have helped me! I hope that this resource can be passed on to inspire someone in a similar situation.

Niondau Williams,
LEAD Mentee

Team Work Makes the Dream Work

Your Speech and Hearing Family