Averi Hamilton, Graduate Student

Unique Education

Averi Hamilton completed her undergraduate career at Baylor University, and her graduate studies at Baylor as well. "With the encouragement I received from my professors, I was confident that I would succeed in graduate school. I enjoy the environment and the positive people that I am surrounded by at Baylor."

She finds that the "education that I receive here at Baylor is one of a kind. A graduate education enhances the knowledge you have already acquired, and earning a Baylor master's degree means you will receive as much hands on experience as possible to prepare you for your professional career."

After graduation, Averi plans to work in a pediatric hospital setting. I want to play a key role in the rehabilitation of others with communication disorders.

Caring Faculty as Role Models

Not only are the Baylor faculty concerned with the student's education, they make a personal effort to help you and make sure you understand all of the material being studied. They, along with the facilities and resources, are at your disposal whenever necessary. The entire faculty is comprised of tremendous leaders in their specializations. They are as role models who consistently guide us along the road to becoming speech pathologists.

The Baylor Community

As a master's candidate, I was welcomed back onto campus with open arms, and it is a wonderful feeling. I enjoy being a part of the traditions here on campus and in the Waco community. Diadeloso and Homecoming are two of my favorite events. Being a part of this department is special within itself. As a communication sciences and disorders student, I know that I am surrounded by individuals who are driven to make a difference in the lives of those who cross their paths.

Experience, Training, and Practical Application

First of all, a Baylor education is worth every penny. The ability to enter graduate school and finish within one academic year is better than any other communication sciences and disorders program. You will also leave the program with more experience and training, due to the emphasis placed on practical applications of classroom lessons.