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March 16, 2006

Gallaudet celebrates Charter Day

From: Gallaudet - USA - Mar 16, 2006

Gallaudet gears up for Charter Day festivities

(WASHINGTON) The 2006 Charter Day celebrates the 142 years since President Abraham Lincoln signed Gallaudet University’s Charter in 1864. In addition, this year will also mark the 37th Annual Charter Day Brunch and Awards Program. Taking place on April 8 at the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University, this event will honor this year’s GUAA and LCCF award recipients. The mistress of ceremonies is Dr. Khadijat “Kubby” Rashid, ’90, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance.

Award recipients include:
GUAA Outstanding Young Alumnus Award—Kelby N. Brick, ’94 (MD);
GUAA Pauline “Polly” Peikoff “Service to Others” Award—Kenneth W. Norton, ’50 (CA) and Audree Bennett Norton, ’52 (CA);
LCCF Alice Cogswell Award—Marcella M. Meyer (CA);
LCCF Edward Miner Gallaudet Award—Dr. I. King Jordan, ’70 (DC)
LCCF Laurent Clerc Award—Dr. Gertrude Scott Galloway, ’51 (TX)
LCCF Amos Kendall Award—Ann Marie “Jade” Bryan (NY)

If you would like to attend, the brunch costs $40 per person. Download the Charter Day flyer with the RSVP form (.pdf). Please RSVP by March 28, 2006 with checks payable to GUAA. Please mail to Daphne Cox, ’82, Associate Director, Alumni Relations, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002-3695.

Also, on April 7 in the Andrew J. Foster Auditorium, from noon to 1 p.m., Dr. Gertrude Galloway will present a guest lecture. Dr. Galloway is one of Gallaudet’s esteemed alumni who has been president of three deaf organizations and was the first deaf woman superintendent of a deaf residential school. She will be presenting “Dancing to the Winds.” Then from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Ann Marie “Jade” Bryan will speak on her work and life as the first female Black Deaf filmmaker, “I Shall Not Be Moved…Reaching Zenith.”