ShapeFour members of the university community passed away this summer. We memorialize Jim Hynes, ’77, Janne Harrelson, Spencer Gibbins, and Mark J. M. Myers, ’80.  

James H. Hynes, Jr., ’77, of The Villages, Florida, was a Clerc Center residential advisor and after-school program coordinator for 37 years. He was also a noted golfer and an icon in the Deaf golf community. 

Janne M. Harrelson, of Rockville, Maryland was a 32-year employee of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. She administered several programs, mostly within Clerc Center’s outreach units. Harrelson was also a noted singer and community volunteer. 

Dr. Spencer Gibbins, of Washington, D.C., taught psychology for 21 years and led the School Psychology program. He was an active member of three professional associations, and volunteered in a myriad of community organizations. 

Dr. Mark J. M. Myers, ’80, of Jessup, Maryland, was a standout athlete as a student and a well-liked professor in the Department of Government and Public Affairs. He authored a book on job loss. 

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