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May 24, 2006

Gallaudet University names Illinois educator to Board of Trustees

From: Gallaudet - May 24, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Mercy Coogan
Director
Office of Public Relations
Gallaudet University
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Gallaudet University names Illinois educator to Board of Trustees

(WASHINGTON) Brenda Brueggemann, acting chair of the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees, announced the appointment of Illinois educator Nancy Kelly-Jones.

The Board approved Kelly-Jones during its May meeting.

Kelly-Jones is no stranger to the University, receiving a bachelor of arts in English in 1972 and a master of arts in education in 1975.

Her continued involvement in the deaf community makes her an ideal choice. She serves as the adult director for the Junior National Association of the Deaf. In addition, Kelly-Jones has served on the federal grant initiative, the Star Schools Project. Its purpose was to provide a bilingual staff development model that promotes effective instruction of language and literacy for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

As a lifelong educator, Kelly-Jones also has experience with curriculum development. She has also written two books, “Signs Everywhere” and “Sports Signs.”  

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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.