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Richard Jones of Alexandria, Va., the grandson of the groundbreaking deaf architect and Gallaudet alumnus Olof Hanson, and his niece, Cara Jones (right), view the exhibition about their ancestor during a February 23 visit to campus. The Joneses were unable to attend the October opening of the exhibition, “Olof Hanson, Conspicuous Leader, 1862-1933,” so they made a special visit to view the sketches and paintings displayed in the Weyerhaeuser Family Art Gallery and Exhibition Hall, located on the lower level of the Jordan Student Academic Center. During the visit, arranged by Erin Casler, assistant director of corporation and foundation relations in the Office of Development, the Joneses had a tour with exhibition curator Tabitha Jacques (left). Dr. Jane Norman, exhibition project director and director of the Gallaudet University Museum, and Rev. Barbara Allen, Gallaudet’s Episcopal chaplain, also enhanced the visit with their expertise on the history of Hanson’s life and career.
Senior Anthony DeMare proudly displays his graduation gown at Graduation Festival 2010, held February 24 in the Jordan Student Academic Center’s Multipurpose Room. The event drew scores of students eager to pick up caps and gowns, order class rings and DVDs of the Commencement exercises, and ensure that everything is in order when they march to receive their diplomas.
Chris Brown (left) of the Federal Aviation Administration provides career information to Audrey Pope, a 2009 Gallaudet graduate, at the February 25 Internship and Job Fair, sponsored by the Career Center. The fair, which was held at the Field House—a new venue—attracted 47 registered employers offering internships and full-time employment to more than 400 students and alumni. According to Career Center Interim Director Anjali Desai-Margolin, there was a good mix of federal agencies, private companies, and schools. Participating employers included the National Institutes of Health, Social Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Howard County Public Schools, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Sorenson Communications, and Smithsonian Institution—to name just a few. The employers took advantage of a private area to conduct onsite interviews. “The fair provides a wonderful opportunity for Gallaudet students and alumni to find a myriad of internship and employment opportunities in one central place,” said Desai-Margolin. “I am really very pleased with the outcome of the fair, given the positive comments from employers and students in this new venue.” She further noted, “Students came to the fair well-prepared, with resumes and good questions for the prospective employers. The fair was a great success!”
The Program Prioritization Task Force (PPTF), which is charged with leading the University’s effort to assess its academic programs, is shown at a March 5 meeting. Pictured are (from left): Dr. Lauri Rush, Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, Dr. Susan King, Shane Dundas, Dr. Jan Hafer, Dr. Khadijat Rashid (co-chair), Dr. Gaurav Mathur, Dr. Ann Powell, Dr. Patricia Hulsebosch (co-chair), Dr. Carol Erting, Caroline Finklea, Dr. Dennis Galvan, and Dr. Isaac Agboola. The PPTF expects to submit a preliminary report this summer with its assessment of Gallaudet’s undergraduate and graduate academic programs, and in November a final report will follow. Members of the community can send questions, comments, or feedback to Program.Prioritization@gallaudet.edu. (Not pictured are Dr. Beth Benedict, Chris Catron, and Dr. William Marshall.)