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Quesal to Retire from WIU May 31

April 4, 2013

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MACOMB, IL – Donna Quesal, an instructor in Western Illinois University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, will retire May 31 after 22 years of service.

A reception for her friends and colleagues will be held from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Friday, May 3 in the second floor lobby of Memorial Hall.

Quesal joined the faculty at Western in 1991 as a clinical supervisor and has served as an instructor, interim clinic coordinator and assistant professor since that time. She supervises clinical students with adult clients who have developmental disabilities in the Macomb area, and she works with a variety of disorder types in the WIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. She served as a certified Early Intervention provider, and one of her areas of interest has been providing alternative and augmentative communication to those individuals who have difficulty with verbal communication.

Quesal serves on the WIU Institutional Review Board and several departmental and community committees. She earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association and holds her Illinois state license to practice speech-language pathology.

After earning her bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1969, Quesal earned her master's degree in speech pathology from the University of Iowa in 1982. Before coming to WIU, she worked as a first grade teacher in Cedar Rapids, IA, as a speech language pathologist in the Mississippi Bend AEA in Davenport, IA, at the North Dakota School for the Blind in Grand Forks, ND, and at the Head Start programs around Plattsburgh, NY.

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