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Gallaudet University is currently collecting honorary degree nominations to be awarded at its 145th Commencement in May 2014, a special year in Gallaudet’s history as the university celebrates its 150th anniversary. With these awards, the University seeks to recognize deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals for exemplary service to the deaf and hard of hearing community.
Sesquicentennial activities are scheduled for July 9 to 13, 2014, and other events will be held throughout the year to honor the university’s impressive history and the impact students, alumni, staff, and faculty have made – and continue to make – on the world.
Every year, honorary degrees are presented at Commencement to individuals selected by a faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees and approved by the university’s Board of Trustees. At Gallaudet’s 143rd Annual Commencement in May 2012, Ms. Audree Lauraine Norton, Class of 1952, an actress and educator in Northern California, was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. Mr. Markku Jokinen of Finland, a long-time leader in the international deaf community, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. A list of all honorary degree recipients since the university’s founding in 1864 is available at http://www.gallaudet.edu/Academic_Affairs/Honorary_Degrees/Honorary_Degree_Recipients.html.
Each nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria:
Nomination procedures and a nomination form are available at http://www.gallaudet.edu/Academic_Affairs/Honorary_Degrees.html. The deadline for submission of nominations and supporting documentation is Friday, November 30, 2012. For more information, please contact the Office of the Provost at (202) 250-2411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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