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Ernest E. Garrett III, G-’06, former superintendent of the Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton, Missouri, was named executive director of DEAF Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides services and support to the deaf and hard of hearing and works to improve interactions with the hearing community.
Garrett was the first deaf superintendent of the Missouri School for the Deaf, serving from 2014 until July 2017. From 2011 to 2014, he served as executive director of the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Garrett earned a master’s degrees in administration and social work from Gallaudet University.
Information and photo courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Roberto E. Wirth, E-’74 & H-’09, passed away on June 5 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wirth was owner and managing director of the Hotel Hassler in Rome, one of the most prestigious family-owned hotels in the world, and owned several other hotels and resorts throughout Italy. He was a strong advocate for deaf people in...
Alumnus Timel Benton has signed a contract with the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Benton, who graduated last month, is the first Gallaudet Bison to sign a professional football contract since Tony Tatum signed on with the Utah Blaze in the now-disbanded Arena Football League (AFL) in May 2013. Benton was...
James Caverly, ’11, who plays Theo Dimas in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, will play Professor Harold Hill in the Olney Theatre Center’s summer production of Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning musical The Music Man, which opens tonight and runs through July 23. The show’s official opening is on Thursday, June 23. Sandra Mae Frank, ’13,...
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