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This fall, Gallaudet hosted Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, outgoing executive director of United Nations Women, along with Bulelani Ngcuka, human rights advocate; South African Ambassador to the U.S. Nomaindiya Cathleen Mfeketo; Charlotte Vuyiswa McClain-Nhlapo, World Bank Disability and Inclusivity Advisor; and Andrew “Pioneer” Nhlapo, South African Embassy staff member. Special thanks to Lindsay Dunn, ’85, manager of education programs in the School of Arts and Humanities, for inviting them to campus. Dr. Mlambo-Ngcuka was previously invited to speak at a Gallaudet commencement, but had to decline due to a schedule conflict. However, she promised to visit Gallaudet again in the future.
The group toured the campus, visiting the Maguire Welcome Center, where they learned about Gallaudet’s history; College Hall, where they met with President Cordano; and the James Lee Sorenson Language and Communication Center. Dr. Mlambo-Ngcuka acknowledged the need for more support and resources for deaf South African and African students, and said she wishes to further advocate for them.
We thank Dr. Mlambo-Ngcuka for visiting Gallaudet University!
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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