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Agnes Virginia Minor Padden, ’47, passed away on October 3 in Frederick, Maryland. She was 94 years old. Agnes, a Washington, D.C. native, was the first female Kendall School graduate to receive a Gallaudet degree. Upon graduation from Gallaudet, she taught physical education. After raising two children, she joined the Department of English. Agnes was long involved in community affairs. She and her husband, Donald A. Padden, ’45, were married for over 72 years. She is survived by Don, their children Robert Padden, ’72, and Carol; and three granddaughters. President Cordano was honored to speak at Agnes’s funeral on Tuesday. There will be a memorial service on campus at a later date. Godspeed, Agnes.
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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