May 11, 2011 (Archives)

Charter Day Awards and Brunch Program mistress of ceremonies compares deaf community to a many layered quilt
The 2011 Charter Day Brunch and Awards Program was well represented by alumni and other individuals who have served the deaf community in numerous ways.

Hurwitz bikes to raise funds for deaf culture activities
President Hurwitz joined 50 other bicycle riders May 7 on a 20-mile excursion to raise funds for the Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund of the Gallaudet University Alumni Association

GUAA recognizes Shirley Stein for outstanding contributions
Shirley Stein, a member of the alumni association's Graduate Fellowship Fund Committee since its inception in 1968, is being honored for her long and distinguished service. To read about her contributions, please see the attachment.

Commencement student speakers announced
The University selected three students to speak at Commencement about what Gallaudet means to them. Daniel DiDonna and Angela Marie Vasquez will be the undergraduate student speakers, and Adam Wasilewski will represent the graduate students.

Michelle Shearer, former Gallaudet graduate student, named National Teacher of the Year
Shearer, a high school chemistry teacher and former teacher at the Maryland School for the Deaf, Frederick, was honored by President Obama at a May 3 White House ceremony that was attended by President Hurwitz and Gallaudet senior Rachel Benedict.

Washington State GUAA Chapter founder Hester Leila Hale Petersen passes away
Hester Leila Hale Petersen, '59, the founder and first president of the Washington State Chapter of the GUAA, passed away peacefully on May 5 after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer.

Online giving website updated
Giving to Gallaudet has become easier. With this tool, you can track your giving history, update your information, and give to Gallaudet.

Gallaudet University breaks ground on newest campus development
Gallaudet unveiled specifics of a new "Living and Learning" residence hall at an April 26 groundbreaking ceremony. The project expands on the architectural concept of DeafSpace.

Gallaudet to enter the capital markets with its first tax-exempt bond issue
Gallaudet University today announced that this week it will enter the capital markets with its first-ever tax-exempt bond issue. The Series 2011 revenue bonds issue is expected to raise $40 million.

Stay in touch with Gallaudet
The Office of Alumni Relations reminds you to please keep our office posted with your current contact information so you can continue to stay connected to Gallaudet and receive news and updates.

Maryland Deaf Seniors, Inc. Bermuda cruise also benefits Gallaudet
Maryland Deaf Seniors, Inc. is organizing an October 15-20 cruise. Gallaudet will benefit as well by receiving a portion of the registration fee for the excursion.

Chicago alumni to host fundraiser
Alumni planning to attend the Deaf Seniors of America Conference in Chicago, Ill. are invited to attend a fundraiser by local alumni for the Gallaudet University Museum Project.

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