Dr. Gerald “Bummy” Burstein (left), who made a gift commitment of $1 million to establish an endowed chair in leadership at Gallaudet, is shown with his brother, Dr. Stephen Burstein—who committed $100,000 toward the chair—at a December 3 Board of Associates luncheon. On that day, Burstein and University President I. King Jordan signed a memorandum of understanding in which Burstein bequested his estate to Gallaudet for “The Bummy Chair.”
During the BOA luncheon, close friends of Dr. Burstein offer him their thanks for his gift to establish the endowed chair. From left are: Mike Kaika, Sandy Ewan, Mary Anne Pugin, Marilyn Galloway, Burstein, Dr. Jack Cannon, and Rosalyn Cannon.
Dr. Cynthia King, executive director of Learning Technologies, presents Dr. Trent Batson a plaque honoring him for 33 years of service at a December 16 retirement reception. Batson joined the English Department in 1968. In 1985, he launched the use of computers to teach writing through Electronic Networks for Interaction (ENFI), which led to his winning the EDUCOM award for best innovation in using computers to teach writing in 1989. In 1995, Batson was named director of Academic Technology.
Outgoing Vice President for Instritutional Advancement Margarete Hall presents service awards to (from right): Eva Headley, administrative secretary Ill, Development Office (five years); Rebecca Boswell, administrative secretary I/interpreter, Alumni Relations (15 years); Sherry Duhon, assistant director, Public Relations! Visitors Center (20 years); and Maricela Robertson,Development Office associate (10 years).
President I. King Jordan is congratulated for 25 years of service to the University by Roard of Trustees Chair Glenn Anderson.