The Rotary Club District #7620, made up of 66 clubs in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., awarded 12 scholarships to Gallaudet students at a ceremony in the Kellogg Conference Hotel on March 9. These awards make a total of 162 scholarships in the amount of nearly $200,000 given by these chapters to U.S. and international Gallaudet students over the last 30-plus years. This is the longest continuous relationship that Rotary #7620 has had with any institution and one of the longest running relationships Gallaudet has had with a philanthropic organization. The scholarships have consistently proven invaluable to their recipients. For example, Johanna Karmagaro, a student from Stockholm, Sweden, said, "Without this scholarship, I wouldn't be able to continue my education here." Here, scholarship recipients and chapter representatives attending the event pose for a photo.
The Department of Business hosted a March 10 open house in the SAC to provide information about the program to prospective majors, including details on scholarships, financial aid, and benefits for declaring a major in business. The Business Department presently has 60 students majoring in accounting, business administration, computer information systems, economics, and finance. A part of Gallaudet’s academic programs for 49 years, the department is ranked in the top five academic departments “both in terms of number of graduating seniors every year and alumni salary comparisons,” according to Department Chair Isaac Agboola. Here, Agboola is shown talking with Qi Wang (center), assistant professor of business, and Anjali Desai-Margolin (right), employer/intern advisor in the Career Center.
Recognized recently for reaching employment milestones at the University were (from left): Edgar Palmer (15 years), director of the Office for Students with Disabilities, Eileen Matthews (20 years), associate dean of the Center for Academic Programs and Student Services, and Dr. Catherine Andersen (20 years), director of the First Year Experience.
Four new members were inducted into Gallaudet’s Iota Nu Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association for communication studies majors and minors, at a February 25 ceremony. The new members pictured are: Zavier Sabió (left), Katie Spiegel (fourth from left), and Jillian Donnelly (right). (Not pictured is new member Dane Officer.) Also in the photo are Melinda Scroggs, chapter president, and Dr. James Fernandes, chapter advisor.
The 2003-2004 Interpretation Lecture Series kicked off on February 27 with a presentation by Dr. Cecilia Wadensjö (center), an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Linköping University in Sweden, a certified interpreter between the Swedish and Russian languages, and the author of several works exploring interpreter-mediated, face-to-face encounters. Wadensjö presented topical dialogue and analysis of interpreter/client relations, interpreter processes, expectations, and perspectives of varied communicative settings. Her lecture was sponsored by the Department of Interpretation, the Gallaudet Research Institute, Gallaudet Interpreting Service, Potomac Chapter Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and a Region III Interpreter Training Grant. Also pictured are Dr. Melanie Metzger (left), associate professor in the Department of Interpretation, and Dr. Valerie Dively, Department of Interpretation chair.
Rick Jones (right), Help Desk operator in Academic Technology’s Client and Multimedia Services Department, receives his 15-year service award from John Millikin, Client and Multimedia Services manager.
"German Perspectives on Deaf Education" was the topic of a lecture in the Visiting Scholars’ Lecture Series, presented March 10 by Dr. Manfred Hintermair (second from right) of the University of Education, Heidelberg, Germany. The lecture series is sponsored by the Office of International Programs and Services and the Office of the Associate Dean, Center for Academic Programs and Student Services. Co-sponsers were the Department of Education and the Office of the Dean, Graduate School and Professional Programs. Pictured with Hintermair are (from left): Dr. Marilyn Sass-Lehrer, a professor in the Department of Education, Sharon Hayes, global education specialist in OIPS, and ‘Bunmi Aina, director of OIPS.