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Elsie Sue Stecker, ’08 & G-’11, has been hired as the first-ever full-time deaf interpreter at the White House. Stecker is teaming with Lindsay Snyder, a hearing interpreter, to provide ASL interpretation for White House press briefings and events.
Stecker, a Certified Deaf Interpreter, has been working with the White House press office for some time. She interpreted the Presidential inauguration in January 2021 and the State of the Union address last month, and has been a constant presence at press briefings throughout President Bidem’s administration. These events are available on the White House YouTube channel.
Several news outlets carried stories about this historic appointment this week, including CBS News. Hi5 will feature Elsie Sue in a future issue.
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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