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Question: What is your most poignant back-to-school memory?
I clearly remember my first year at Gallaudet, when I forgot my friend’s work number and was stuck outside with my luggage at the Farragut North Metro for three hours. (I finally remembered that I had her home phone number and she eventually found me).
-Elicia Varnado, database management assistant, Admissions
I remember dropping my son off on his first day of first grade. He was crying, and I had to escape before he could see that I was crying, too! Twelve years later, when I dropped him off at college, he didn’t cry but I cried again.
-Dr. Jane Dillehay, professor, General Studies
This year is actually one of my most memorable. I’m coming back to school as a graduate student 12 years after I finished my B.A. I’m remembering all of the golden opportunities here at Gallaudet.
-Shane Dundas, graduate student in deaf studies and Graduate Student Association vice president
For almost 29 years (at KDES) I’ve spent summers helping get everything ready for the students’ return. What makes all the work worthwhile is the moment when we watch the students barrel through the doors on their first day back, huge smiles on their faces, arms wide open, reaching out for that welcome back hug.
-Marlene Matthews, coordinator, KDES operations
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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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