March 15, 2024 9:30am-3pm

Please join us for SLP Day to learn more about this in-demand career field and explore the opportunities the program at Columbia College can offer you!!



Interested in participating in the SLP Day Career/Vendor Fair?


Event Schedule

9:30am-10:00am Check-in, Meet and Greet 
     Breed Leadership Center

10:00am-11:30am SLP Day Program 
    Breed Leadership Center

     10:00am-10:15am Welcome 

           Columbia College President, Dr. John Dozier

           Columbia College Provost, Dr. Kristine Barnett

           Introduction of Deans, Dr. AnnMarie Knight, Chair, Speech-Language Pathology

     10:15am-11:00am The Impact of an SLP

           Allison Croxton, MSP, CCC-SLP and Leslie Simpson

           Ashley Brigman, MCD, CCC-SLP and Moriah Taylor

     11:00am-11:30am CC SLP students and faculty, program overview, Q&A

11:30am-11:45am Break

11:45am-1:00pm Lunch and Campus Tours

1:00pm-3:00pm Career/Vendor fair 
     Breed Leadership Center

SLP Day Speakers

Meet the 2024 SLP Day speakers!  Allison Croxton is a research SLP at the Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery at the University of South Carolina and Leslie Simpson is an accomplished lawyer and stroke survivor.  Ashley Brigman is an SLP and the owner of Busy Bee Therapy and Moriah Taylor is a successful working mother and the parent of a child who receives SLP services.  Allison and Ashley will speak about their SLP academic and career journeys and the joys of helping people communicate. Leslie and Moriah will share firsthand experiences of the impact SLPs have on the lives of the individuals they serve. You can read more about each of our amazing speakers below.

allison croxton photoAllison Croxton, M.S.P., CCC-SLP 
Allison Croxton is a research associate for the Center for the Study for Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR) at the University of South Carolina. She graduated with a B.A. in English from Wofford College in 1998, and a Master of Speech Pathology (M.S.P.) from the University of South Carolina in 2000. She is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist whose current focus is investigating the relationship between language impairment and response to treatment with patients with chronic aphasia, to better predict aphasia treatment outcomes.

leslie simpson photoLeslie M. Simpson is a stroke survivor and accomplished lawyer in Columbia, SC. She graduated from Claflin University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and received a Juris Doctor in 2014 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Leslie works daily with members of the South Carolina General Assembly, stakeholders, and other official bodies for the passage of legislation that promotes the interests of all the 46 counties in the state of South Carolina by serving as a governmental liaison for all counties. Leslie is responsible for policy development and drafts legislation and amendments to legislation that impacts each county in South Carolina. She also serves as a mentor to law students and pre-law students. 

ashley brigman photoAshley Brigman, M.C.D., CCC-SLP is the owner of Busy Bee Therapy, LLC. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, and is a licensed South Carolina SLP.  She is also a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and is a member of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology. Ashley is a Columbia College alumna and received her master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Carolina. She specializes in child language, autism, and AAC.

moriah taylor photoMoriah Taylor, is a proud mom to the most adorable little boy, Brayden Taylor. Alongside being a Teller Supervisor at First Citizens Bank, she is currently pursuing a master's degree at Ball State University in Applied Behavioral Analysis. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration from Lander University. In her downtime, you can find her soaking up quality moments with loved ones, attending church, and actively participating in community service events with her sorority.





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