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GUAA Minnesota Chapter

Cosgrove Celebration Day
Come help us celebrate the memory of James "Martin" Cosgrove on November 7, 2004!

James "Martin" Cosgrove was the first Minnesotan to enter the National Deaf Mutes College, now Gallaudet University, in 1874, after graduating from the Minnesota School for the Deaf. He died unexpectedly at 23 years of age in April, 1878 while a student at Gallaudet. Martin helped pave the way for future generations of Minnesotans attending Gallaudet. We will celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth with various events on November 7.

Schedule of Events
All events will be interpreted.

10:30 a.m.: Wreath Ceremony at Church of the Annunciation
4996 Hazelwood Avenue, Northfield

With remarks and readings by

Mike Cashman, '79 (Gallaudet Alumnus)
Reverend Dennis D. Evenson
Samuel Sonnenstrahl, '79 & G-'84 (Gallaudet University Alumni Association Executive Director)
Denise Mayer Egbert, '98 (Gallaudet Alumnus)
Bob Westerhaus, '76 (MN GUAA President)
David Guenther (MSADAA President)
Sean Virnig, '97 (MSAD Principal)

12:15 p.m.: Brunch at The Ranch House
1401 Riverview Drive, Northfield
(GUAA board meeting immediately afterwards)

MSAD alumni, GUAA members, family, and friends are all WELCOME!

For more information, contact: Mike Cashman, Chairperson at or (507) 334-7624 TTY.

GUAA Kaw Valley (Kansas) Chapter
Event: Brief Meeting
Date: Friday, November 5, 2004
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Deaf Cultural Center, 455 East Park Street, Olathe, Kansas
Hors D'oeuvre will be provided at 6 p.m. Door prize will be distributed.
For more information, contact Gregory Heller, '79 at

Posted: 5 Nov 2004

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