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This month, “Roving Reporter” asked campus athletes: With the running, biking, and triathlon season upon us, which races or rides are you most looking forward to?
The Cherry Blossom Ten Miler in April! I’m very excited about this race because thousands of people have entered the lottery to get into this popular race. I waited for four years to be part of it. I will also participate in Bike New York, coming up in May.
Erin Fisher, career consultant, Career Center (Photo by Ataa Amoateng-Owusu)
My deaf cycling group, dVELO, is partnering with the Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund to organize a bike ride with President Hurwitz on May 7. I am acting as a route guide and working on bike shop support for the 20-mile ride. I look forward to more deaf participation in bike riding grow from this event.
Ralph Fernandez, webmaster II, Academic Technology (Photo courtesy of Ralph Fernandez)
I’m looking forward to the Warrior Dash extreme run in Mechanicsville, Md., on May 22. Brave “warriors” Amanda Mueller and Erica Alley from GIS will also be participating! My next event will be the D.C. Triathlon on June 19.
Yoshiko Chino, director, Gallaudet Interpreting Service (Photo by Ataa Amoateng-Owusu)
My big goal for this year is to participate in the Nation’s Triathlon (swimming, biking, and running) on September 11. I will also run in the Sun Trust National Half Marathon on March 26 in D.C. I miss out on fun weekend events because of training, but there’s great satisfaction in setting new personal records.
Jennifer Drew, Early Childhood Education teacher, Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (Photo by Susan Flanigan)
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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