Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Our 73er, Ron Stern: Basketball Player 1969-1973

Copied from Gallaudet Athletic website dated November 18, 2011

Bison Legacy: Ronald and Brendan Stern

The Gallaudet University Athletics Department debuts a new series titled “Bison Legacy” that will spotlight legacy families that have a lineage to Gallaudet athletics. We want to spotlight current Bison student-athletes and/or coaches and one of their family members that participated in Gallaudet athletics before them.
"There have been generations of families sending family members here to Gallaudet for college. For some of those families, sports play a role during their time at Gallaudet. We wanted to create a feature to help spotlight the proud connection many GU families have with athletics," said Gallaudet Athletic Director Michael Weinstock.

Ron Stern: 1969-73
Our inaugural edition features Ronald and Brendan Stern. Ronald a proud graduate of Gallaudet University played men’s basketball at Kendall Green from 1969-73. He later served as Athletic Director at Gallaudet from 1989-90. Ronald has served as superintendent of the New Mexico School for the Deaf since 2000, and was previously director of instruction at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont for 10 years. He has a B.A. in sociology from Gallaudet, an M.A. in special education from California State University at Northridge. His son Brendan is the current Gallaudet women’s basketball head coach. Brendan played men’s basketball at Gallaudet from 2002-06 where he was a three-time team captain and graduated in May 2006. Brendan has been teaching American Politics at Gallaudet University for the past four years.

"We are excited to debut this new quarterly feature, Bison Legacy," said Gallaudet Sports Information Director Sam Atkinson. "This is a great opportunity to catch-up with former Bison greats as they reflect on their playing careers here and their joy of seeing their son or daughter playing/coaching for Gallaudet now."

Read more: Click HERE

Friday, February 22, 2013

Highlights of Our Class of 1973 Anniversary in Alumni eNewsletter!

Partly Copied from Gallaudet Almuni eNewsletter: Dated November 3, 2008

"The classes of 1968 and 1973 celebrated their anniversaries with banquets at the James Lee Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC). The Class of 1973 in particular is proud to announce that they have a bench displaying their class year resting near the SLCC. They are also working with the Office of Development to place a brick bearing their class year on the walk leading up to the SLCC. The class raised the $500 donation for the brick in less than an hour!"

And...MJ Bienvenu, our 73er was in this newsletter! Read what she did during the 2008 Homecoming! She was a busy lady! 

To read the whole eNewletter, click HERE

Class of 1973 Brick:
 Copied from Gallaudet Class of 1973 facebook

Class of 1973 Bench:
Do any of you have a picture of our bench displaying our class year resting near the SLCC?  Can anyone tell us how we got the bench? What was the history/story of our bench?

Dick and Johnny Were Selected NDIAA Coaches of 2011-12 Year!

 Dick Henley of Tennessee School for the Deaf
8-Man Football

Johnny Samuels of Florida School for the Deaf
11-Man Football




Click HERE to see other awards

Thanks to Dick Henley for this information from the Gallaudet Class of 1973 facebook 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Alumni NOW: Gallaudet's New Alumni TV Show

Alumni NOW

The Gallaudet University Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce the launch of a new television show, “Alumni NOW.” The half-hour long program is composed of three segments in which alumni discuss news, developments, and events at Gallaudet.

Read more: Click HERE

DPN25: Three Deaf Presidents Together

Deaf President Now-25th Anniversary
President's Panel

President T. Alan Hurwitz
with former presidents I. King Jordan (left) and Robert Davila (right). 

Gallaudet’s deaf presidents discuss impact of DPN

The University's first three deaf presidents shared their insights on the impact of 
the Deaf President Now movement of 1988.

In the first of a series of events celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Deaf President Now (DPN) movement, the University's first three deaf presidents shared their experiences and insights at a February 5 panel on the transformative changes and impact of DPN over the last quarter century.

Before DPN, all seven presidents who served over the course of Gallaudet University's history were hearing. That changed in March of 1988 when many people in the campus community and numerous off-campus organizations and individuals protested the Board of Trustees' decision to select Dr. Elizabeth Zinser, a hearing woman, as the University's eighth president. The groundswell of support for the cause brought national and international attention to Gallaudet and culminated with the board reversing its decision and naming Dr. I. King Jordan (G-'70), a deaf faculty member at the University and one of the finalists for the position, as president. It also led to a majority of the board members being deaf. Jordan served as Gallaudet's president until his retirement in 2006. Dr. Robert Davila (G-'53) followed in his footsteps as Gallaudet's second deaf president in 2007, and Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz became the third deaf president in 2010.

Read more: Click HERE
GallaudetVideo YouTube: Trouble with the video? Click HERE

Source: GallaudetDPN25 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Find Your Name On the List?

Our 73ers lists are UPDATED!
Click the picture above to see the lists!

Many thanks to Connie Gillett for keeping us together and updating the current list!

How many of our 73ers are going to...?

Results from 2012 73ers Survey:
Only about 35 of our 73ers answered the survey Connie sent to us on June 13, 2012. We were asked if we will go to these three events:  Deaf Seniors of America (DSA) 2013 Baltimore Conference; Gallaudet University Class of 1973 40th Year Reunion and/or Gallaudet University 150th Anniversary.

Below you will find the numbers of 73ers who answered the survey:

11 will go to all three events!
16 will go to the Class of 1973 reunion only.
5 will go to the 150th Anniversary only.
3 will not go to any of these events.

Total: 11

Total: 27

Total: 16

Monday, February 11, 2013

Our 35th Anniversary Reunion Picture!

Thanks to Mary Ann Sultan for this picture!
*Edited and posted by Donna Leff*

Friday, February 8, 2013

Our 25th Anniversary Reunion Picture!

Thanks to Gena Fischer for this picture!
*Edited and posted by Donna Leff*

New Pages Are Added to the Blog!

Now you notice that new pages are recently added under the picture of Class of 1973 and Tower Clock. As of today we have three pages: Home, Where Are You? and 40th Reunion!

We are now looking for our dear '73ers (ones who entered our class and left/dropped out or graduated)! If you are "found", your name will be added on the list. If we do not hear from you or do not have you on the distribution list that Connie has, your name will be listed under "Lost".

Don't be "LOST" (left out)!  Come, join us!

We will work and make a tentative schedule for all '73ers to be TOGETHER for the whole weekend and celebrating the 40th anniversary reunion. We are excited and hoping you will come, join us!

Questions? Email us at gallaudet.1973@gmail.com

Thursday, February 7, 2013

First Look at Our Class of '73 Blog!

Hello everyone!

You recently received Connie's e-message regarding this new blog.  Now it is your first look at it...isn't it exciting!?

If you see this post and did not receive the message, you are not on the Class of 1973 distribution list, please let Connie know! You do not want to miss exciting messages!

Please do send your feedback and/or suggestion about this blog!

If you want to send your message for all 73ers to read, your message will be posted with the approval of the editor of the blog and/or the committee of Class of '73. 

Looking forward to hearing from y'all!

Donna Leff

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Do You Know....? We Have our Class of '73 Facebook!

Our Class of '73 facebook was created way back in May 2008 by Marilyn Nixon!  Wow..four years ago! Thank you, Marilyn for thinking of US, the 73ers!

As of today (Feb. 6, 2013) we have 49 members joining the group! Are you one of the members? If not, join us! 
(Psst...I just joined today! I am probably the 50th member...smile! Donna)

Name in the facebook:  Gallaudet - Class of 1973
Link:  www.facebook.com/groups/13250747242/

Please spread word to other '73ers...your friends whom you keep in touch with...everyone who was in our class from 1968 to 1973!

GREAT NEWS! Welcome Gena Fischer!

Gena Fischer accepted to work on the 40th Class of 1973 banquet program book! 
Welcome Gena to our wonderful committee! 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Class of 1973 Committee for 40th Anniversary Reunion this October 2013!

Connie Gillett (MD) has been keeping and holding the 73ers together seriously for a long time. Recently Connie contacted and asked Marilyn Nixon (TX) and Donna Leff (AZ) to begin preparing the 40th anniversary reunion. They agreed and just got together to form a committee group! They are now rolling sleeves and preparing activities and plans for the 73ers to get together and celebrate the 40th Anniversary Reunion! Thanks to these ladies!

Welcome '73ers! New Blog for Class of '73!

This blog was created to keep in touch with everyone from Class of '73 who were at Gallaudet College (now University)! 

Everyone is welcomed to post and add news, pictures and updates in this blog!

Questions? Ask Donna at gallaudet.1973@gmail.com