Two VHS titles and one DVD title from the 2002 Deaf Way II are available from the Gallaudet University Press.
Kendall Recognition Day, an annual event that celebrates the accomplishments of KDES students who have completed the school’s program, was held June 17 in MSSD’s Theatre Malz. The 2004 honorees are, from left: (front row) John Martin, Amy Martin, Ashley Barber, Christopher Henson, (back row) Kevin Sumpter, Pakuna Spady, Breanna Wilson, Evelyn Sanchez, Megan George, Rosaleen Crawford, Merime Ahmed, and Michael Halloran. (Not pictured are Ando Ferguson and Danielle Harris.)
WUSA-TV (Channel 9, CBS) reporter Peggy Fox, accompanied by cameraman Keith Williams, interviews Christina Rogers on July 2 during a break in her job as a summer camp counselor at Gallaudet, about her book, No Ordinary Dog, No Ordinary Family. The book, which was printed by Make a Wish Foundation (a publisher is being sought), offers a first-hand look at the daily life of an international adoptive family of seven sisters, their service dog, Chloe (also pictured), and their busy, single mom, GIS interpreter Phyllis Rogers.
A group from the Royal Thai Embassy and the Education and Training Abroad Services (ETAS) Department of Thailand's Office of the Civil Service Commission visited the Office of International Programs and Services on July 1 to explore possibilities for sponsoring more deaf Thais to attend Gallaudet. The Government of Thailand now provides two scholarships annually through the ETAS that will enable deaf Thais to receive a college education. Thailand is particularly interested in having deaf students attend Gallaudet due to the growing relationship between the country and the University, as evidenced by the number of Thai students who have studied at the English Language Institute and graduated from Gallaudet, as well as Dr. Charles Reilly's efforts under the aegis of Gallaudet's World Deaf Leadership Program, which has promoted formal teaching of Thai Sign Language nationwide. Pictured are the Thai visitors–two men from the Embassy and three women from ETAS–with Gallaudet staff (from left): front row–Korn Thepnorarat, Vimolthip Puangnak, Thanida Techachokvivat, Vilaiwan Srisawad, Beverly Buchanan, program manager for Campus Life; back row–Wichai Pakayanont , 'Bunmi Aina, OIPS director, Alexander Quaynor, English as a second language instructor at ELI, Paul Harrelson, GIS interpreter, Tim Anderson, English as a second language instructor at ELI, Phyllis Rogers, GIS interpreter, and Withayoot "Jay" Bunnag, a Thai graduate student at Gallaudet.
Transportation Department Director Darnese Nicholson (left) congratulates Emma Duckett, a bus monitor who is retiring with 24 years of service, at a June 22 luncheon in the Kellogg Conference Hotel held in Duckett’s honor.
Jeffrey Spielberger (third from right), athletics aide in the Department of Athletics, receives his 20-year service award from James DeStefano, department director, and congratulations from co-workers (from left): Rosa Mann, executive secretary, Kris Gould, intramurals equipment coordinator, Jeremy Bunblasky, sports information specialist, and Dyan Kovacs, intramurals and sports camp assistant/coach.