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An anonymous donor recently made a gift of $5 million to Gallaudet, of which $4.9 million is earmarked for student scholarships and $100,000 to the Athletics Department to support the Bison Athletics Enhancement Fund.
Says President Cordano, “A gift of this size comes along only once in a great while. It is a wonderful reminder of how generosity and kindness plays an important role in our success as a community and as an institution of higher learning. I have personally thanked the donor for partnering with us to change the world through her generosity and support of our students.
“This gift could not have come at a better time for Gallaudet’s students. In 2019, 60% of our students were eligible for federal Pell Grants. This year, COVID-19 has exacerbated the financial hardship our students and their families face. In response to this, and to our students’ loss of the on-campus experience, we have reduced our fall semester tuition by 15 percent. This donor’s gift, along with our tuition reduction, makes it possible for us to reduce our students’ burden even more. Thanks to this anonymous donor, we will be able to ensure that all students in need will be able to continue their studies and thrive.”
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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