Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fun and Great Pictures Taken by "Us"

 Meeting Old Friends Near Omni Spa Cafe
during the DSA 2015 Asheville Conference!  
(Photo Credit: Dinah Estes)

 Benje and Dinah Estes; Brian Kilpatrick (and Jackie)
at Bed and Breakfast Farm in Camp Hill, Alabama 
after the DSA 2015 Asheville Conference!
(Photo Credit: Brian Kilpatrick)

 The Guided Waterfall Hike at DuPont State Forest (North Carolina)
was a highlight for hikers Shirley and Gena.
(Photo Credit: Gena Fisher)

Donna Leff (Az) and Paula Ammons (Md)
Meeting Again in 4 Months!
*April in California and August in North Carolina*
(Photo Credit: Donna Leff)

NOTE: If you have pictures you want to share with us, please do send them to:

First Gathering: Gallaudet Event at DSA 2015 Asheville

Second Gathering: Home-Made Breakfast with 73ers!


Photo Credits to those who took pictures from all gatherings during the DSA 2015 Asheville: 
Dinah Estes, Gena Fischer, Shirley Fritz, Brian Kilpatrick and Donna Leff


Thank You Gift to Glenda on Last Day of DSA 2015!

Class of 1973 Officers
(left to right)
President: Donna Leff
Treasurer: Shirley Fritz
Secretary: Glenda Zmijewski

Surprise Gift for Glenda!
 The gift is for all the work Glenda made and arranged the wonderful 
gatherings for our classmates during the
DSA 2015 Asheville! 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

For Those Who Are Going to NC...

Hello everyone! 
The Class of 1973 schedule along with DSA workshops and tours is already made 
and sent out to those who are going to DSA 2015 Conference.
Big Thanks to Glenda for all the arrangements and work 
to make us, 73ers having FUN! 

If you have not received it, let me know and I will send it to you right away!
See you in Asheville in a month!
I am counting days now! Counting...counting...counting....

Donna Leff, President of Class of 1973

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Happy 4th of July...More 73ers Are Joining Us at DSA Asheville!

HAPPY 4th of JULY! 

GREAT NEWS! Now there are 15 of our Class of 1973ers who are going
to the DSA 2015 Asheville this coming August! 

Click the tab "Who's Going to DSA Asheville?" in our website 
and find out who were just added to the list! 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Our 73ers Gatherings This Summer!

If you have pictures of your 73ers you met recently in your area/city/state or during the vacation,

Our next gathering will be at DSA 2015 Asheville Conference 
this coming August! If you are going, let Glenda know!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Dr. Ronald Stern: Retirement and New Job!


Dr. Ronald Stern, NMSD's 8th Superintendent, began his tenure at NMSD in 2000.  Over the last 14+ years, Dr. Stern's passion and commitment to providing quality educational programs and services to New Mexico's deaf and hard of hearing children and their families has been unwavering. 

Read more: Click HERE


White Plains, NY April 29, 2015 – 
New York School for the Deaf, also known as Fanwood, is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Ronald J. Stern as the Interim Executive Director, effective August 3, 2015.

Read more: Click HERE


73ers Gathering in Roseville, California

left front-Susan Cannuli (Cantrell),  back left David Ford,  
back right Judy McIntyre (Ford), front right-Myron Greenstone

We met at Susie Country Cafe in Roseville, CA April 26, 2015 for Sunday breakfast along with 10 other people from Gallaudet and other places for monthly "Eat Gathering" and social.

Thanks to Myron Greenstone for sending and sharing this picture with us! 

Two Ladies Meeting Halfway to Drink Tea!

Paula Ammons, MD (staying with her mother in Fremont) and Donna Leff, AZ (visiting her mother in Davis) met halfway at Benicia, California for lunch and walking around the town for few hours on Wednesday, April 22nd. They had fun drinking tea and eating lunch at Camellia Tea Room.

Thanks to Paula for sharing these pictures with us!

Questionnaire Will Be Sent to You Soon!

Hello everyone in Class of 1973...

Keep your eyes peeled for the 45th Anniversary Reunion Questionnaire in your email account! It is nearly completed and will be sent out soon in your email.

If you have any concerns or questions, please do ask us! Thank you!

Donna Leff, President
Ron Gough, Chairperson of 45th Anniversary Reunion

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Our 45th Anniversary Reunion Coming Soon!

1973 - 2018

Are you READY for our next Gallaudet Reunion? 
You may say "Awww it is three years from now and we will wait later" 

NO NO NO! We will not wait...we are just beginning to think about it now!
Ron Gough, our chairperson is rolling his sleeves and will work together. Pretty soon we will 
receive questionnaires and send our feedback to him before he starts planning
the big exciting reunion in the "West"! 


New Name of School...Honoring Our 73er: Marie Philip

Marie Jean Philip
Class of 1973

New Name for Pre-K-12th Grade Program:
  Marie Philip School (in Massachusetts)

TLC Announces New Name for PreK-12th Grade Program

Beginning Sept. 1, PreK-12th Grade Program Will Become Marie Philip School

On Wednesday, April 8 at an All School Assembly, Judy Vreeland, president and executive director of The Learning Center for the Deaf, and Peter Bailey, associate executive director and chief operations officer, announced that beginning September 1, 2015, the PreK-12th grade program would be named the Marie Philip School.

To read HERE


Tribute to Marie Jean Philip

Teacher, Advocate, Friend

More about Marie: Click HERE


Trouble with this youtube? Click HERE

Many thanks to Kate Doering for posting this announcement in our Class of 1973 facebook! Isn't it exciting that the Learning Center for the Deaf in Mass honoring and naming our 73er: Marie Philip!
For those who have not joined the Class of 1973 facebook, click this link and click "JOIN"!