Gallaudet was honored by the presence of His Excellency Fitsum Arega, Ambassador of Ethiopia to the U.S., and Mr. Achamyeleh Mulat Hailu, Counselor for Diaspora Affairs for the Ethiopian Embassy, at a January 20, 2022 campus reception to recognize Dr. Eyasu Hailu Tamene, assistant professor of Ethiopian Sign Language and Deaf Studies at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, for his work at Gallaudet as an International Visiting Scholar.

The reception gave the Ethiopian diplomats an opportunity to learn about Gallaudet’s history in educating their country’s deaf students, and the visit was aired on Ethiopian national television. 

  • Her Excellency Dr. Ergoge Tesfaye, Minister of Women and Social Affairs
  • Ambassador Fitsum Arega, Ambassador of Ethiopia to the US
  • Mr. Achamyelehe Mulat Hailu, Minister Counsel, Ethiopian Embassy
  • Ms. Bezawit Tadesse, 3rd Secretary, Ethiopian Embassy
  • Ms. Negat Bekana, PR team, Ethiopian Embassy
  • Mr. Dereje Asmare, Video cameraman, Ethiopian Embassy

Read more about Dr. Eyasu Haliu Tamene’s award.

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