February 20, 2013 (Archives)

GUAA launches its own Facebook page!
Gallaudet University Alumni Association (GUAA) President Alyce Slater Reynolds, '76 & G-'78, announces that GUAA now has its own Facebook page. To find the page, go to GUAA - Gallaudet University Alumni Association and click "like." By doing so, you will be even better informed about the organization's activities.

Charter Day Awards and Brunch tickets on sale
This year's award recipients for the 44th Annual Charter Day Awards and Brunch Program are an eclectic group of outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the deaf community. The awards program will be held Saturday, April 6, and the deadline for tickets is Sunday, March 31.

Highlights from the recent Board of Trustees meeting
Board of Trustees Chair Benjamin Soukup updates the campus community on the board's February 13 to 15 meeting on campus.

2013 Commencement honorary degree and professor emeritus recipients announced
Two distinguished individuals who will receive an honorary degree or professor emeritus status at Gallaudet's 144th Commencement exercises on Friday, May 17 have been announced by President Hurwitz and Board of Trustees Chair Benjamin Soukup.

Documentary about historic Gallaudet University
Gallaudet is pleased to announce that the eagerly-anticipated documentary about the Edward Miner Gallaudet Residence, featuring a guided tour of the 35-room Victorian Gothic mansion by First Lady Vicki Hurwitz, is available for purchase.

Dr. Angela McCaskill receives achievement award
Dr. Angela McCaskill, PhD '04, Gallaudet's chief diversity officer, was this year's recipient of the Developmental Roundtable for Upward Mobility's Dr. Martin Luther King Achievement Award for her work at Gallaudet and in the community in the area of diversity.

Dr. Carolyn McCaskill honored for contributions to the black deaf community
Dr. Carolyn McCaskill, '77, G-'79 & PhD '05, a professor in the Department of American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet, was recently recognized by several organizations and elected officials for her research on ASL in the black deaf community.

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