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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

Gallaudet University alumna completes sixth overseas deployment, looks to inspire others

By Jonathan Stack, NGA Office of Corporate Communications “Deaf people can do anything but hear,” said former Gallaudet University President I. King Jordan. This holds especially true for Paula Ayres, ’95, who has deployed six times over a 10-year span as a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency hybrid geospatial imagery analyst, supporting the Combined Joint Task Force –...

May 28, 2021

Two alumnae named to American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors

Dr. Sarah Sydlowski (left) and Dr. Samantha Kleindienst Robler have been named to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology. Two Gallaudet University alumnae have been named to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology. Sarah Sydlowski, PhD ’10, is president-elect, and Samantha Kleindienst Robler, G-’08, AuD ’09, &...

December 4, 2020

Alumna, state agency administrator named Phoenix Woman of Achievement

Sherri Lambert Collins, ’88, has been honored by In Business Magazine of Greater Phoenix as a 2020 Woman of Achievement. She is one of “14 women who have each proven her involvement in our business community and her connection to doing good for our community while demonstrating leadership in achieving success in business. Bringing their...

October 16, 2020

Remembering Dr. Jane Hurst and Dr. Lottie Riekehof

Dr. Jane Hurst passed away on June 2 at 72 years of age. She was a well-respected and popular professor of philosophy and religion from 1981 to 2010, and a tireless champion for emerging religious groups and marginalized populations. She also served many diverse communities through her ministry, research, music, and volunteer work. Jane D....

August 8, 2020

Alumnus Jonathan Scherling receives Excellence in Education award

Jonathan S. Scherling, ’07, of Omaha, Nebraska, is the first recipient of the Dr. Frank Turk Excellence in Education Award of the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCDHH). This award was created for educators in the community who have made significant contributions to the improvement of education for students in Nebraska...

August 8, 2020

Alumni authors

Dr. Kathy Jankowski, ’80, wrote a book, Agatha Tiegel Hanson: Our Places in the Sun, a biography of the first woman to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gallaudet. “Barely fifteen years old in 1888, Agatha Tiegel entered the nation’s only college for deaf students after the college tentatively opened its doors to women....

August 8, 2020

ADA 30-year anniversary

This Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law by President George H. W. Bush on July 26, 1990. This landmark legislation was designed to ensure a more inclusive America, where every person has the right to participate in all aspects of society, including employment. There...

July 24, 2020

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