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President Cordano advocates for sign language from birth

President Cordano has written a thoughtful article, Connecting Visually through Sign Language and Dreams for a Post-Covid World, in the Concordia Language Villages WorldView blog.  she writes that humanity thrives on connection, and at the core of that connection is language. She then says that while many deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind people experienced...

July 23, 2021

Brad Hermes named Chief Financial Officer

Brad Hermes has been named the first Deaf senior financial leader in Gallaudet’s 157-year history, in the newly-formed role of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Said President Cordano in her announcement on July 14, “Brad brings to Gallaudet an impressive and proven track record, as well as an enthusiastic commitment to Gallaudet’s mission.” Brad comes...

July 23, 2021

Community members in the media

Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar, ’93, Special Assistant to the Provost for Research and Engagement, is one of three authors of a research letter in the July 15 edition of the Journal of Internal Medicine. They propose that there is a second pathway to COVID-19 infection: self-infection to the lungs via one’s one speech. An NIH researcher...

July 23, 2021

HSLS professor Chizuko Tamaki joins American Academy of Audiology board

Dr. Chizuko Tamaki, Au.D., Ph.D., has been selected to join the 2021 American Academy of Audiology board of directors. She will serve a three-year term, beginning October 1, 2021 and ending September 30, 2024. Dr. Tamaki earned a B,S, in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Plattsburgh State University of New York before earning her Au.D....

July 23, 2021

Dr. Kristin Mulrooney Named SCUP Fellow

Dr. Kristin Mulrooney, G-’00 & PhD ’06, Senior Project Manager in the Office of Planning, has been selected as a member of the 2021-2022 Emerging Leaders cohort of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). This program is an initiative created by the SCUP Membership Committee to provide those new to planning with guidance,...

July 23, 2021

Passing of Finance Office employee Kevin W. Peacock

Kevin W. Peacock, ‘17, passed away on Saturday, July 17. Kevin was a Senior Accountant in the Gallaudet University Finance Office. He graduated from Gallaudet University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, and earned a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota in 2019.  Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)...

July 23, 2021

Gallaudet Appoints Brad Hermes as CFO

Gallaudet is pleased to announce the selection of Brad Hermes as its first Deaf senior financial leader in Gallaudet’s 157 year history, in the newly formed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (CFO) role. Brad brings to Gallaudet an impressive and proven track record, as well as an enthusiastic commitment to Gallaudet’s mission.  Joining us on...

July 14, 2021

Dr. Lori Day awarded $2.9 million SAMHSA grant

Dr. Lori Day, G-’08 & PhD ’10, a professor  in the Department of Psychology in the School of Human Services and Sciences, has been awarded a five-year, $2.9 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This grant will support the Project Center for Advancing Trauma Informed Care for Deaf and...

July 9, 2021

Dr. Julie Hochgesang named plenary presenter at Linguistic Society of America 2022 annual meeting

Dr. Julie Hochgesang, ’07 & PhD ’14, an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics in the School of Language, Education, and Culture, will deliver a plenary address at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting, to be held January 6-9, 2022 at the Washington Hilton. She is one of three announced plenary presenters, and...

July 9, 2021

Dr. E. Ronald Dreher: An Appreciation

Dr. E. Ronald Dreher was a professor and chair of the Department of Physical Education and Recreation for 32 years, from 1980 to 2012. He passed away on June 22 in Anchorage, Alaska, at age 83.  In the aftermath of his passing, many members of the university community have shared with Hi5 what Dr. Dreher...

July 9, 2021

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