Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Gally gets new board members

Charlene Dwyer
photo from Gallaudet.edu 
Wilma Newhoudt-Druche
photo from Gallaudet.edu 
Gallaudet is adding two people to its Board of Trustee. Charlene Dwyer and Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen will join in October. Board Chair Dr. Benjamin Soukup said, "I have complete confidence that their participation on the board, as well as the leadership of our incoming chair, Heather Harker, will ensure our continuing success in serving future generations of Gallaudet students." President T. Alan Hurwitz added, "Both are highly esteemed advocates for the deaf and hard of hearing community as well as for people with disabilities." Dwyer is the Director of Initiatives for MAXIMUS Federal Services, the Operating Support Manager for the Social Security Administration's Ticket to Work Program. Newhoudt-Druchen is a Gallaudet alumna who in 1999 became the first deaf woman to be elected to the South African Parliament. She is presently serving as vice president of World Federation of the Deaf. There's more information from the school here.