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September 28, 2005

RELEASE: Gallaudet alumni star in Times Square spot

From: Gallaudet - Sep 28, 2005

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Darrick Nicholas
Media Relations Coordinator, Gallaudet University
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Gallaudet alumni star in Times Square spot
Thirty-second public service announcement to run throughout October

(WASHINGTON) Gallaudet graduates will be the center of attention in New York City’s Times Square during October, thanks to a public service announcement scheduled to run on the Panasonic Company’s huge Times Square Astro Vision screen. The video will air once every hour every day throughout the month.

The 30-second spot, produced collaboratively by the University’s Offices of Public Relations, Alumni Relations and Academic Technology: Television and Media Production Services, features Gallaudet alumni showing the diverse career paths available to deaf and hard of hearing people. The video’s message makes it clear: Deaf people can do anything except hear.

A member of the Gallaudet Board of Associates, Marilyn “Penny” Joseph, is the director of Corporate Outreach Programs at Panasonic and asked Panasonic to provide the University with this unique branding opportunity.

About Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University is the world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students. The University enjoys an international reputation for the outstanding graduate programs it provides deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students, as well as for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people. In addition, the University’s Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center serves deaf and hard-of-hearing children at its two demonstration schools and throughout the nation by developing, implementing, and disseminating innovative educational strategies. Gallaudet is located in Washington, DC.