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June 29, 2003

McDaniel names new head of deaf education program

From: Baltimore Sun, MD - Jun 29, 2003

Mark M. Rust, a teacher of the deaf for 22 years, has been named coordinator of McDaniel College 's Deaf Education Program.

He will take a leave from his position as a teacher at the Maryland School for the Deaf to take the position at McDaniel in the fall. Rust, a Frederick resident, has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Northern Colorado in elementary education/deaf education. He is a doctoral candidate at the distance learning school Capella University, specializing in education, and expects to complete his degree in June 2005.

The child of deaf parents, he has been an instructor at the Maryland School for the Deaf since 1981. He has taught graduate courses at McDaniel and has managed the English laboratory during recent summers.

Also a freelance sign language interpreter, Rust has been an instructor, faculty adviser and site coordinator trainer for Virtual High School. In 1993, he was nominated as Volunteer of the Year in Frederick County, and the Maryland School for the Deaf named him Teacher of the Year in 1986.

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