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Student Spotlight: Bridget Rennard, John and Janet Farmer Scholarship Recipient

July 16, 2021 Interview by Kelsey Pritchett Bridget Rennard MHS Student in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Recipient of the John and Janet Farmer Endowment Scholarship Hometown: Chesterfield, Missouri  Why did you choose Mizzou? I chose Mizzou because of the different clinical and research opportunities available through the Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences department. I also chose Mizzou because the financial aid offered through my graduate research assistantship made graduate school more feasible. What made you interested in speech-language pathology over other degrees? I knew that I was interested in the health professions, and I was originally interested in physical or occupational therapy. However, after shadowing an outpatient speech therapist, I was intrigued by how someone could lose some of their language abilities after having a stroke or traumatic brain injury. I started taking introductory courses for speech-language pathology at my undergraduate university, and I wanted to keep learning more....

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