A luncheon was held September 19 in the SUB to allow mentors and mentees to meet each other for the first time. In the photo, members of both groups explain their backgrounds and goals to each other. Now beginning its second year, the Mentor/Mentee Program is designed to give students support as they adjust to college, and provide them with someone they can lean on if they are having problems, need advice, or just need someone to talk to. This year, over 280 students have requested a mentor.
Bette Martin, special assistant for institutional affairs in the President’s office, and President Jordan present Astrid Goodstein former executive director of enrollment services with her 35 year plaque at a special ceremony in the President’s office on September 17.
English Department Chair Nancy Kensicki congratulates Dr. Pia Seagrave, professor, and Dr. Diane O’Connor in the department, for 10 years and 30 years of service, respectively, to Gallaudet.
Vicki Shank, a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, is recognized for 25 years of service to the University by Department Chair Fat Lam.
Howie Kent, executive director of the Gallaudet University College democrats and Disability Caucus chair, College Democrats of America, meets with Rep.James langevin (D-R.I.) after the congressman spoke at a voter rally for college Democrats in the SUB on September 17. langvin talked about how people with disabilities can get more individuals from their community to run for public office, and the importance of voting in the November election, when control of both the Congress and Senate will be up for grabs.