December 20, 2013 (Archives)

Season's greetings from the alumni home office
The alumni relations office wants to wish our beloved alumni a safe and happy holidays as we reflect on milestones from the past year and look forward to a new year where more milestones and history will be celebrated.

Frances M. Parsons, Retired Art History Professor Passes Away
Frances M. "Peggie" Parsons, E-'48 & '67, who taught art history at Gallaudet and was a prfilic author and lecturer on issues involving the deaf community, passed away on Wednesday, December 18 at the age of 90.

Gallaudet University to retire Ronda Jo Miller '01 and Kevin Milligan '67 basketball jerseys on Feb. 8, 2014
Gallaudet University will retire two basketball jerseys on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in between a Bison men's and women's basketball doubleheader at the Field House during the annual alumni basketball madness. Former Bison greats Ronda Jo Miller, '01, and Kevin Milligan, '67, will have their former basketball jerseys, numbers 23 and 24, respectively, retired as those numbers will no longer be used by future Bison basketball players. These are the first-ever retired numbers in GU athletics history.

Gallaudet football continues to receive media recognition after first-ever playoff appearance
The Gallaudet University football team's historical season came to end after its loss to No. 7 ranked Hobart College in the first round of NCAA Division III football playoffs on Nov. 23. The Bison continued to receive local and national media coverage leading up to the game and post game as well.

Homecoming 2013 marks milestones, creates history
Homecoming weekend may have been packed with events and hordes of alumni eager to bleed buff and blue but the weekend was not complete without milestones and history being created.

A Recent Graduate's Perspective on Homecoming as an Alumni
Chanel Mandeville Gleicher, '13, worked as a homecoming assistant in the office of alumni relations helping with preparations for the 2013 Homecoming season, Chanel graduated in May and shares thoughts on how she views Homecoming differently now that she is an alumni.

Dr. Lynne E. Murray to become president of Baker University in Kansas
Lynne E. Murray, PhD '06, vice president of development, alumni and international relations has been appointed president of Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, a small college with 900 students. She is set to begin her term there in July.

Gallaudet Museum to have permanent exhibit in Chapel Hall with new exhibit
"Gallaudet at 150 and Beyond", the newest exhibit of the Gallaudet Museum, situated in historic Chapel Hall, is slated to be unveiled on April 8, 2014. The exhibit is expected to become the focal point in sharing Gallaudet's rich history over 150 years.

Symposium: Celebrating 150 Years of Visionary Leadership
On April 9 and 10, 2014, Gallaudet University will host a 2-day symposium, titled Celebrating 150 Years of Visionary Leadership in Washington, D.C. This gathering of scholars marks the 150th anniversary of access to higher education for deaf students. The $150 early bird registration closes on January 1, 2014. After this, regular registration is $200. Note: This is one of many events being held throughout the year honoring Gallaudet's 150th anniversary.

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