The Right Decision
Lindsey Rucker chose to look at Baylor as possible college because of its size and location. According to Lindsey, choosing Baylor was the right decision because of the Christian environment it provides, the wonderful friends she’s made and the professors in the Communication Science and Disorders department.
“I grew up wanting to be a doctor but I want to be able to have time for my family. Speech-language pathology will allow me to help others … while giving me countless options of flexible jobs,” Lindsey says.
During the summer between her junior and senior year, Lindsey volunteered at a school for children with language and learning differences. It was there she realized she chose the right major. “I enjoyed working with the children so much. Since that experience, I have wanted to learn as much as I possibly can so that I can better help these children when I am working in the field,” Lindsey says.
Applying Classroom Knowledge
Lindsey worked as a reading assistant in the Language and Literacy Clinic. Lindsey says that working in the clinic is an amazing experience. “I really enjoyed seeing how much the supervisors enjoy helping clients and the Baylor students. I also enjoyed being able to apply some of the things I have learned in my classes.”
A memorable moment for Lindsey was seeing how much the clinic’s clients improved. “It is great to know that our profession can truly change lives,” she says.
Lindsey notes that all of the professors have been accessible and helpful. “I think that knowing that my professors truly care about my success has helped me succeed in my classes,” she says.
Lindsey is a member of the National Speech Language and Hearing Associations chapter and Delta Epsilon Iota.