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June 23, 2004

White Wins Award From NTID Deaf Professional Group

From: NTID - Jun 23, 2004

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Rochester, N.Y., June 23—In recognition of her ongoing professional commitment to deaf and hard-of-hearing people, Julie White, formerly the associate director of Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Student Transition and Support and coordinator of RIT's Women's Center, has received the Award of Excellence from the Deaf Professional Group at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of RIT.

DPG awards members of the RIT community annually for dedication to improving the quality of life for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

"Julie works tirelessly to ensure that deaf and hard-of-hearing people have access to the Women's Center and its events," said Diana Cho, student development coordinator of NTID's Student Life Team and a member of the DPG Nominating Committee. "She represents all that we would want from an RIT staff person and more."

White began learning American Sign Language immediately after joining RIT in 1998. She created a staff position to serve deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the Women's Center and has conducted research studies on social norming for deaf students.

White, of Rochester, has a bachelor's degree in English Education from Miami University and a master's degree in Counseling from Xavier University.

"Through my work at the Women's Center, I have tried to develop true collaborations across cultures and languages, and I am gratified to have this work recognized by the Deaf Professional Group," said White.

White will soon begin a new job as an RIT senior research administrator for the office of Sponsored Research Services.

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 14,200 hearing students on RIT's Rochester, N.Y., campus.

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