Students (from left) Matthew Laucka, Sandra Carpe, and Dina Ravesky, and Dr. Fred Mangrubang, an associate professor in the Department of Education, presented a workshop at the National Science Teachers Association's 54th National Conference on Science Education, held in Anaheim, Calif., April 6 to 9. Laucka and Ravesky graduated this spring with master of arts degrees in deaf education-secondary biology, and Carpe graduate with a bachelor of arts in secondary education/biology. The title of their presentation was, "A Unique Teacher Preparation Program: Deaf Student Teachers Teaching Science: Interesting? Challenges? – Fun!" The presenters shared their unique experiences in science classrooms and in full-time teaching. They also talked about techniques of evaluating and instruments that are influenced by state and national standards and the "No Child Left Behind" initiative.
The Clerc Center hosted its sixth Annual Hoy Tournament on April 28 and 29. Pictured above, President Jordan joins in the fun at the opening of the baseball and softball tournament, throwing a championship ball to MSSD senior Chris Harwell while Michael Weinstock, Clerc Center athletic director, looks on. Four girls teams (California-Fremont, California-Riverside, Maryland, and MSSD) and four boys teams (Fremont, Riverside, Indiana, and MSSD) competed. Both MSSD softball and baseball teams won the championship games.
The National Deaf Dance Academy (NDDA) celebrated its 20th anniversary May 7 with a recital in Andrew Foster Auditorium. The NDDA, which is open to deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children ages 4 to 12, was founded by Susan Gill-Doleac, assistant director of the Gallaudet Dance Company. Performing the song “Let’s Get It Started” are (from left): front row—Emmanuel Njoku, Edward Maloney, Elan Markel; back row—Ariel Markel, Peter Helleuang, and Wolfgang Staley. The choreographer for the piece was Tara Downing. NDDA instructors are Downing and Irvine Stewart.
"We celebrate Gallaudet's future here tonight," said Dr. Brenda Brueggemann (right), acting chair of the Board of Trustees, at the 2006 Friends of Gallaudet. At this May 10 event, 150 supporters of Gallaudet's academic programs, services, and scholarships gathered at House One to see old and new friends. All were aware that this would be the last such event with I. King and Linda Jordan as president and first lady. As Linda Jordan looked back on her 18 Friends of Gallaudet events, she told the group that having them there was "one of the greatest pleasures of my time here at Gallaudet." (Also pictured is GIS interpreter Mary Lightfoot.)
Lisa Pugh (center), clinical social worker in the Mental Health Center, is congratulated for 15 years of service to the University by Dr. Lauri Rush, Mental Health Center director, and Carl Pramuk, dean of Student Affairs, at the division's May 18 retreat.
On May 19, President Jordan presented Vivian Stevens, scheduling specialist for the President’s Office, with her 25-year service award. Jordan recalled that Stevens has always been a great asset to Gallaudet, especially remembering her lightning fast typing when she began working for the Office of the President in 1988. The staff of the President's Office rounded out the celebration with Stevens’ favorite flowers and cake. Pictured here are (possibly not in correct order): Lindsay Dunn, special assistant for advocacy; Marva Razavi, administrative secretary; Ellen Gorman, temporary worker; Ruth Baker, temporary worker; Kathryn Canfield, government relations and communications assistant; Fred Weiner, special assistant for planning; Denise Hanlon, administrative assistant for planning; Stevens; Jordan; Patricia Kunkle, executive assistant/Board of Trustees liaison; Audrey Young, executive coordinator of operations and evaluation; and Rosanne Bangura, administrative secretary for Enrollment Services.
Over the years, descendants of famous "Gallaudet" families have returned to visit Kendall Green—including the relatives of Edward Miner Gallaudet and Amos Kendall. More recently, this event has broadened to include the family of Helen Fay, for whom Fay House is named. Fay House, built in 1875, was named in honor of Helen Fay, a teacher at Kendall School and Gallaudet University from 1907 to 1946. Helen Fay was the daughter of Edward Allan Fay who taught at Gallaudet from 1866 to 1923 and served as vice-president from 1885-1923, and the brother of Allan Bradford Fay, who also taught at Gallaudet for a time. Jean Fay Depp (third from right) is the granddaughter of Allan Bradford Fay. She was in Washington, D.C., on May 19 and decided to return to Kendall Green, a place she visited as a child. She was accompanied by her family (from left): granddaughter, Kristen Bowman, grandsons, Andrew and Michael Bowman, daughter, Laura Bowman, and husband, Fred Depp.
Virginia Fedor (right), special services officer for the Department of Public Safety (DPS), makes adjustments on a child safety seat during checks for proper installation of the seats that were conducted at KDES May 17 and 18 by DPS and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. DPS also joined nationwide law enforcement for the May 23 to June 4 "Click It Or Ticket" mobilization to enforce safety belt laws. D.C. law allows police officers to ticket anyone driving a car in which an occupant or driver is not wearing a safety belt. DPS officers stopped vehicles on campus whose drivers and/or occupants were not in compliance with the law and advised them to buckle up before driving on, and handed out warning flyers.
Karen Cook, academic/career advisor for the Academic Advising Office, is congratulated for 25 years of service to the University by Eileen Matthews, associate dean for the Center for Academic Programs and Student Services, and Thelma Schroeder, director for Academic Advising.
MSSD graduating seniors (from left) Kari Brown, Carl Borsotti, and Brittney Toliver received Alan Robert Williams Memorial Scholarships to assist with their college expenses at the school’s 2006 Award Assembly, held on June 5. Pictured after the assembly with the scholarship recipients is Joan Williams, Williams’ mother. The award is named in memory of Williams, a 1984 MSSD alumnus, and is awarded annually to outstanding seniors who are preparing to enter college.