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President Cordano advocates for sign language from birth

President Cordano has written a thoughtful article, Connecting Visually through Sign Language and Dreams for a Post-Covid World, in the Concordia Language Villages WorldView blog.  she writes that humanity thrives on connection, and at the core of that connection is language. She then says that while many deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind people experienced...

July 23, 2021

Brad Hermes named Chief Financial Officer

Brad Hermes has been named the first Deaf senior financial leader in Gallaudet’s 157-year history, in the newly-formed role of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Said President Cordano in her announcement on July 14, “Brad brings to Gallaudet an impressive and proven track record, as well as an enthusiastic commitment to Gallaudet’s mission.” Brad comes...

July 23, 2021

Community members in the media

Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar, ’93, Special Assistant to the Provost for Research and Engagement, is one of three authors of a research letter in the July 15 edition of the Journal of Internal Medicine. They propose that there is a second pathway to COVID-19 infection: self-infection to the lungs via one’s one speech. An NIH researcher...

July 23, 2021

HSLS professor Chizuko Tamaki joins American Academy of Audiology board

Dr. Chizuko Tamaki, Au.D., Ph.D., has been selected to join the 2021 American Academy of Audiology board of directors. She will serve a three-year term, beginning October 1, 2021 and ending September 30, 2024. Dr. Tamaki earned a B,S, in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Plattsburgh State University of New York before earning her Au.D....

July 23, 2021

Dr. Kristin Mulrooney Named SCUP Fellow

Dr. Kristin Mulrooney, G-’00 & PhD ’06, Senior Project Manager in the Office of Planning, has been selected as a member of the 2021-2022 Emerging Leaders cohort of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). This program is an initiative created by the SCUP Membership Committee to provide those new to planning with guidance,...

July 23, 2021

Passing of Finance Office employee Kevin W. Peacock

Kevin W. Peacock, ‘17, passed away on Saturday, July 17. Kevin was a Senior Accountant in the Gallaudet University Finance Office. He graduated from Gallaudet University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, and earned a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota in 2019.  Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)...

July 23, 2021

Gallaudet Appoints Brad Hermes as CFO

Gallaudet is pleased to announce the selection of Brad Hermes as its first Deaf senior financial leader in Gallaudet’s 157 year history, in the newly formed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (CFO) role. Brad brings to Gallaudet an impressive and proven track record, as well as an enthusiastic commitment to Gallaudet’s mission.  Joining us on...

July 14, 2021

Alumni Tidbits: Rachel M. Rose

Rachel M. Rose, ’10 The United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps featured Captain Rachel Marie Rose, ’10, in a series of profiles in honor of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. Rachel is a trial counsel for the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. She served in the Peace Corps in Kenya for three years, then...

July 9, 2021

Alumni Tidbits: John Lee Clark

John Lee Clark, E-’01 John Lee Clark, E-’01, has been named a Bush Fellow. His two-year fellowship begins on August 1, 2021. See https://www.bushfoundation.org/fellows/john-lee-clark. The Bush Foundation offers “grants and opportunities to people who think bigger and differently about problem solving in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share that...

July 9, 2021

Former Dawes House Temporarily Renamed Building 103

During its May 2021 meeting, the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees received and approved a recommendation from a committee led by Dr. Brian H. Greenwald, ’96, Professor of History and Director of the John S. and Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center, which acknowledged the harm caused by honoring Henry Laurens Dawes, a 19th century...

July 2, 2021

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