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March 16, 2004


From: NTID - Mar 16, 2004

March, 2004

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 12—The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has announced the following appointments:

Dr. Robb Adams of Scottsville has been named chairperson of NTID's Department of Counseling Services. For the past 20 years, Adams has provided counseling services to deaf and hard-of-hearing students and has served as a student advocate in the RIT Judicial Office. He also has provided outreach education programs to deaf children, their families, and educators. Adams also teaches graduate students in SUNY Brockport's Department of Counselor Education. Adams has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Hope College; a master's degree in Deaf Education from Eastern Michigan University; an M.S. in Counseling from SUNY College at Brockport; and a Ph.D. in Counseling from SUNY at Buffalo.

Linda Bryant of Henrietta has been named NTID's First-Year Experiences coordinator and chairperson of the Career Exploration Studies Program. She most recently was associate professor in NTID's Audiology Department. Bryant has a bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Nazareth College and a master's degree in Audiology from Gallaudet University. She has worked at NTID for 20 years.

Amy Stornello of Webster has been named senior admissions counselor in the NTID Office of Admissions. She will be responsible for general admissions presentations to, and application processing for, all students from the midwestern region of the United States. Stornello previously was an instructor in RIT's First Year Enrichment program. Stornello has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from RIT and a master's degree in Public Administration from SUNY Brockport. She has worked at RIT since 2000.

NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. One of eight colleges of RIT, NTID offers educational programs and access and support services to its 1,100 students from around the world who study, live and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RIT's Rochester, N.Y., campus. Web address:


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