Ryan Bonheyo, Stephanie Johnston, and Colin Whited

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BonheyoRyan Bonheyo is senior at Gallaudet majoring in Business Administration, with a minor in Communication Studies. He is a native of Frederick, Md., where he graduated from the Maryland School for the Deaf before enrolling at Towson University on a football scholarship. In the fall of 2010, Ryan transferred to Gallaudet and became an immediate staple on the men's football team. This past season Ryan, a two-time captain, helped lead the Bison football squad to its first Eastern Collegiate Football Conference championship, which made the team the first men's team sport at Gallaudet to make an NCAA tournament appearance. Off the gridiron, Ryan has worked as a paraprofessional with the university's intramurals program, Tutorial and Instructional Programs, and Gallaudet Interpreting Service. He has also served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and is a member of the Kappa Gamma Fraternity. During his free time Ryan enjoys hanging out with friends, rooting for the Baltimore Ravens and LeBron James, and discovering the best of what Washington, D.C. has to offer.

JohnstonStephanie Johnston is a senior majoring in Government with a minor in Sociology who hails from Marlborough, Mass. Before attending Gallaudet, she graduated from the Learning Center for the Deaf in 2010. Stephanie has highlighted her undergraduate experience with several internship opportunities, including positions in the office of Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty, and the European Union for the Deaf in Belgium. She has been involved with a number of organizations on campus, ranging from the Rainbow Society to the Phi Kappa Zeta Sorority. Stephanie has also been especially involved with the Student Body Government, serving as its President in 2012-13. Her hobbies include reading, watching police television dramas, and exploring Washington, D.C. on her cruiser bicycle.

Colin Whited

Colin Whited is a senior at Gallaudet double-majoring in History and Government, with a minor in Business Administration. He was born and raised in suburban Indianapolis, Ind., where he graduated from the Indiana School for the Deaf. During his time as an undergraduate on Kendall Green, Colin has been involved in a number of extracurricular activities, including stints with the Gallaudet men's basketball team, The Buff and Blue student publication, the Gallaudet University Academic Bowl, and the Student Body Government, where he served as its President in 2010-11. He is also a member of the Kappa Gamma Fraternity and is on the Gallaudet University College Bowl team. In his spare time, Colin, who calls himself a political junkie, enjoys spending time with close friends, playing pick-up basketball, cheering on sports teams from the Hoosier state, and showing people why the world needs more foodies.

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