CHHS takes on Corn Fest

When thousands of people flocked to DeKalb for Corn Fest last month, a group of Huskies joined them. More than a dozen College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) students, faculty and staff were part of the CHHS’ inaugural appearance at the at the 43rd annual summer festival.

“I loved interacting with a lot of great people and sharing information about our Autism Caregiver Group and Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at such a fun setting,” said Allison Gladfelter, professor of Speech-Language Pathology. “It was especially fun to see families visit our booth who were already familiar with our services and just wanted to stop by.”

Sherrill Morris, chair of the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders (AHCD), shared the sentiment.

“It was exciting to showcase all of the services the College of Health and Human Sciences offers,” Morris said. “We had a steady stream of people walk by our booth, and it was heartwarming to catch up with the alumni and retirees who stopped by to chat.”

Visitors to the CHHS booth were excited to learn about the college’s three state-of-the-art clinics and the Child Development and Family Center, all of which are open to community members.

Morris said having students, faculty and staff from across the college meant that there was always someone who could answer a specific question.

“Corn Fest provided an opportunity for people to interact outside the classroom which has resulted in additional collaborations,” Morris said.

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