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Celebrating 150 Years!
Photo by John Mason
In October 2013, students from Michelle McAuliffe’s Digital Photography class organized and documented a campus photo with people standing in 150 formations. Photographers Taylor Moser and John Mason captured the moment of jubilation as people signed “1 5 0” and then waved hands in applause.
Gallaudet’s 150th celebration is made possible by generous sponsorship support.
PLATINUM: Purple; GUAA
GOLD: Philip L. Graham Fund; SVRS
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The story of our country's deaf and hard of hearing cultural community is an integral part of the larger narrative that is United States history. We exist to share deaf people's stories with the larger community and, while doing this, ensure that the language and culture of the American Deaf Community are honored and preserved. We appreciate suggestions and ideas for exhibitions.
Looking back into the past at the Gallaudet Museum in 1985.
As part of Gallaudet University's Visionary Leader Series, we honor Agatha Tiegal Hanson, the first woman to graduate with a four year degree.
As part of Gallaudet University's Visionary Leader Series, we honor Alice Hagemeyer.
As part of Gallaudet University's Visionary Leader Series, we honor Andrew Foster, the first African American to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gallaudet University.
As part of Gallaudet University's Visionary Leader Series, we honor Arthur A. Kruger, the Father of the American Athletic Association of the Deaf.
As part of Gallaudet University's Visionary Leader Series, we honor Bernard Bragg.
As part of Gallaudet University's Visionary Leader Series, we honor Boyce Williams, the first deaf man to achieve an administrative position in federal government.
As part of Gallaudet University's Visionary Leader Series, we honor David Peikoff an activist, organizer, scholarship founder, fundraiser, advocate, journalist, and leader.
Celebrate Gallaudet's 150th anniversary.
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Gallaudet University, KDES (grades 6-8) and MSSD students are invited to submit written or signed essays that examine how they have been inspired or profoundly impacted by a particular event in Gallaudet's history.
As part of the celebration of Gallaudet University's Sesquicentennial Anniversary, which kicked off in September 2013 and runs through November 2014, the university has assembled a library bookshelf featuring Gallaudet University Press titles which best represent Deaf Culture and the deaf community in America.
Sorenson Communications produced a stunning 2014 calendar with a Gallaudet focus on each page. Gallaudet's continuity and change are reflected each month as the calendar highlights academics, diversity, athletics, research, communication, the Gallaudet University Alumni Association, technology, student organizations, and buildings old and new.
A list of the 15 Visionary Leaders honored in Gallaudet's Visionary Leader Series
A chance meeting between theology graduate Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and nine year old Alice Cogswell, Gallaudet's deaf neighbor, launched a legacy that continues to this day.
The following events offer a wide array of choices to celebrate the rich legacy of the past 150 years of Gallaudet University's history.
A summary of the Sesquicentennial Lecture Series, featuring author Andrew Solomon, advocate Marilyn Smith, deaf-blind advocate Bhattacharyya, environmental scientist Andrew Manning, and ASL professor Ritchie Bryant.
The Ins and Outs of Dining Options for visitors during 150th Anniversary Celebrations at Gallaudet University
Sponsored Exhibits and Tours during 150th Anniversary Celebrations at Gallaudet University
150th Anniversary reunion program book.
Friday July 11 Schedule of Events
Saturday July 12 Schedule of Events
Thursday July 10 Schedule of Events
Wednesday July 09 Schedule of Events
Sponsors of Gallaudet's 150th anniversary activities.
In order to provide direction for sesquicentennial planning, the President and Steering Committee developed the theme: Gallaudet University: Celebrating 150 Years of Visionary Leadership
As part of Gallaudet University's Visionary Leader Series, we honor Jack R. Gannon, a well-known author, educator, historian, and museum curator.
As part of Gallaudet University's Visionary Leader Series, we honor Jerald "JJ" Jordan, a charismatic and exceptional enthusiast for deaf sports.
As part of Gallaudet University's Visionary Leader Series, we honor John Lopez, a leader and advocate of the deaf and Hispanic communities.
The story of the first deaf woman, Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen, to be elected for the South African Parliament.
Check out this photo of the Steering Committee members at Gallaudet's 150th celebration.
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