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GUAA announces its 2022 award recipients

The Gallaudet University Alumni Association (GUAA) held a virtual Charter Day program on Saturday, April 9. They marked Gallaudet’s 158th birthday, then announced the winners of the GUAA awards for 2022, as follows: Outstanding Young Alumnus Award: Victorica Monroe, ’15 & G-’20 Advocacy for Social Justice Award (originally named the Gertrude S. Galloway, ’51, PhD...

April 13, 2022

Fifteen Gallaudet Faculty Women of Color attend national conference

Fifteen Gallaudet University faculty women of color attended the tenth annual Faculty Women of Color (FWCA) National Conference April 1-3 in Arlington, Virginia. This conference is a unique educational and professional opportunity for indigenous and women of color in higher education to network, engage, and learn with colleagues from all around the country. It is...

April 8, 2022

CEPD ramps up to serve students, alumni

The Career Center was renamed the Office for Center for Career Education and Professional Development (CEPD) last year, and has a new scope. It also is more tightly integrated with our General Education program and with the five schools. According to a document shared with Hi5 by Dr. Thomas Horejes, Associate Provost for Student Success...

April 8, 2022

Alumna Elsie Sue Stecker joins the White House

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...

April 8, 2022

CODA makes history at the 94th Academy Awards

CODA, the Apple TV+  coming-of-age film, won Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 94th Academy Awards on September 27 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Gallaudet alumnus Troy Kotsur, E-’92, was named Best Supporting Actor, joining Marlee Matlin, H-’87, as the only two deaf people in history to win Academy Awards. Kotsur...

April 8, 2022

Sereda, Wang to be artists in residence at The Anderson Center

Two Gallaudet University employees – Nikolya Sereda, ’19, digital content and engagement strategist with the Office of University Communications, and Yiqiao Wang, ’09, senior artist and coordinator of creative design with the Center for Visual Language and Visual Learning – have accepted month-long summer residencies at The Anderson Center at Tower View in Red Wing,...

April 8, 2022

Steven K. Chough: An appreciation

Dr. Steven Kevin Chough, ’61, passed away on March 30, 2022 in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was 90 years old. Dr. Chough was a leader and passionate advocate for the needs of Deaf communities in the United States and internationally. He also was often called the father of social work with deaf populations for his...

April 8, 2022

Gannon tributes continue to pour in

The Gallaudet University community, and indeed, the community at large, continues to remember Jack R. Gannon, ’59 & H-’96, who passed away on March 14 at age 85. The family hosted a visitation at the Frederick Church of the Brethren on Wednesday, March 16 with well over 150 people in attendance. A celebration of Jack’s...

March 25, 2022

CODA cast visits Gallaudet

Troy Kotsur, E-’92; Marlee Matlin, H-’87; Daniel Durant, E-’15; and Emilia Jones, the main characters in the Oscar-nominated Apple TV+ film CODA, visited Gallaudet University on Tuesday, March 22. They participated in a panel moderated by Nikolya Sereda, ’19, shared their experiences making the film, and dispensed advice for students and aspiring actors and filmmakers....

March 25, 2022

Jack R. Gannon: An Appreciation

Renowned historian Jack Randle Gannon, ’59 (name sign: G on the forehead then down to the chin), beloved husband, father, and grandfather died on March 14, 2022. He was 85 years old. Jack dedicated much of his life to helping people understand what it means to be Deaf. An advocate, educator, curator, and writer, he...

March 18, 2022

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