The School of Undergraduate Studies’ Freshman Year Studies Program selected 21 students from the 1999-2000 academic year as "Fantastic First Year Students."
The students are nominated for this distinction annually, based on their high achievement, diligence in classwork, study skills, and their ability to be an asset to the classroom. They also receive high marks with their academic advisors and dorm coordinators. This year, the students were honored at an April 11 luncheon with President Jordan, Dean of Undergraduate Studies Stephen Weiner, the faculty members who nominated them for the award, and FYS staff members. The honored students in attendance shown with some of the faculty members who nominated them, are (First row, from left): Jack Mika, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Bobbie Jo Kite, Natalie Ludwig, Ida Wilding, Sondra Tessmer, Zahra Manji, Karen Deckman, Tiffany West, Monica Caimano, Dr. Charlene Sorensen, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weinstock, an instructor in the Department of English, (Second Row) Dr. Cristina Berdichevsky, associate professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Terese Rognmo, Kathleen Peavy, Matthew Korpics, Edward Hoyt, Rachel Valentino, Paul Glaser, Julia Dameron, Travis Bastow, and Carole Frankel, assistant professor in Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Ruth Reed, ASL/deaf culture/multicultural specialist at KDES, and Gallaudet student Korian Thomas display the latest fashions at the D.C. Area Black Deaf Advocates and Multicultural Student Program Fashion Show on March 24 in the Ely Center Auditorium. Proceeds went to the Andrew Foster Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Gallaudet auto mechanic Troy Stevenson shows KDES students from Debbie White and Carina Heds’ class of 4-year-olds how to inflate a tire on April 4 as part of their studies on modes of transportation. They also got a ride in the University Visitors Center cart, and got to see how a school bus runs, courtesy of the Transportation Department.
Students look at calendars made by Gallaudet art students this year at an April 27 Open House hosted by the Art Department. Displays of art by students, faculty, and staff could be seen throughout the Washburn Arts Building during the event.
ASL poetry performed by a master and students of the art last month. Reknowned ASL poet Clayton Valli performs deaf poetry April 12 in the Ely Center Auditorium.
ASL poetry performed by a master and students of the art last month. Cynthia Amerman gives an ASL poetry performance on April 19, as part of the ASL student poetry show. Both performances were sponsored by the Department of Deaf Studies as part of the ASL poetry series, which is funded by a faculty development grant.
These photos of KDES students are on the cover and page one of the 1999 Gateway, Inc. Annual Report. Among the 10 pages featuring KDES and its students are the giraffe, school bus reading nook, and police car made by the students using Gateway’s black and white boxes. Gateway featured the KDES students in its annual report after finding out about how the teachers and students were using discarded computer boxes. The report says, "We took one look at the Kendall Gateway Website and realized we had found kindred spirits in the kids at KDES."
SEHS Dean Bill McCrone thanks Gwen Cavanaugh, secretary III, for 15 outstading years of service to SEHS.