A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Board Liaison: Heather Harker
Dr. Marlee Matlin, H’87 served as a trustee from 2008 to 2011, after which she was appointed an honorary trustee, a lifetime appointment.
She received her honorary doctorate of humane letters from Gallaudet University in 1987. She has served a highly visible role in the deaf community in the decades since receiving the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1986 for her role in Paramount Pictures’ “Children of a Lesser God.”
In addition to winning an Oscar, she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama. Since then, she has starred in more than a dozen movies and TV series. In 2015 she made her Broadway debut in the revival of the Tony Award winning musical, “Spring Awakening.”
In 2009 she published her New York Times best-selling autobiography, “I’ll Scream Later.” She has authored three novels for children including “Deaf Child Crossing” and “Nobody’s Perfect.”
In 2015 she developed "Marlee Signs," an app for teaching American Sign Language.
She makes her home in the Los Angeles area.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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