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Evon Black, ’87, associate director of recruitment in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach, was elected president of the National Black Deaf Advocates during the organization’s 28th biennial conference held on August 1-6 in Baltimore, Maryland. Black assumed office on October 1 for a two-year term. Samuel Holden, ’97, was elected Vice President, and Anquinette Kimble, ’08, was elected secretary.
The National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA), founded in 1982, is the official advocacy organization for thousands of Black Deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States. Its mission is to promote leadership development, economic and educational opportunities, and social equality, and to safeguard the general health and welfare of Black deaf and hard of hearing people. Membership includes black deaf and hard of hearing people; parents of black deaf and hard of hearing children; professionals who work with black deaf and hard of hearing youth and adults; sign language interpreters; people of color; and other interested individuals and organizations. NBDA also works in conjunction with more than 30 local chapters across the country.
For more information, visit www.nbda.org.
Pictured from left: Kimble; Monica Parker, treasurer; Holden; and Black.
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,...
Robert B. Weinstock, ’76, & G-’83
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