RIT/NTID students graduate with accolades
Annual awards ceremony celebrates NTID’s high achievers
Several students at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf were honored with their families and friends at an academic awards ceremony May 11. NTID President and RIT Vice President and Dean Gerry Buckley and Gary Behm, interim associate vice president for NTID Academic Affairs, hosted the ceremony.
The graduates who received awards are:
- Jimmy Wong, an applied computer technology major from Chicago, received the Academic Achievement Award for students earning an associate degree.
- Radhika Mehra, a fine arts major from Rochester, N.Y., received the Academic Achievement Award for students earning a bachelor’s degree.
- Kailey Martin, a visual arts-all grades major from Londonderry, N.H., received the Academic Achievement award for students earning a master’s degree.
- Sabrina Serna, a laboratory science technology major from Lake View Terrace, Calif., received the Outstanding Graduate Award for students earning an associate degree.
- Emmanuel Perrodin-Njoku, biomedical sciences major from Washington, D.C., and Megan Freeman, a management and information systems major from Missoula, Mont., received Outstanding Graduate Awards for students earning bachelor’s degrees.
- Eva-Alaine Thibault, an ASL-English interpreting major from Rochester, N.Y., received the Outstanding Graduate Award for interpreting students earning a bachelor’s degree.
- Paula MacDonald, a computer-aided drafting technology major from Cumberland, Ontario, Canada, was the 2018 NTID college delegate for undergraduate students.
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RIT honors researchers
RIT honored researchers who served as principal investigators on active awards in fiscal year 2018 at an April 11 reception. Also recognized were the 20 recipients of Seed Funding Awards and 12 new inductees in RIT’s PI Millionaires.
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Celebrating 50 years of deaf education at NTID
NTID celebrated 50 years since the establishment of the world’s first technological college for deaf students with a rededication ceremony April 5. Attendees included members of the original faculty and class of NTID students from 1968 and Lucinda Robb, granddaughter of the late President Lyndon B. Johnson. In 1965, President Johnson signed Public Law 89-36, allowing for the creation of NTID. The rededication marks the first time that a relative of President Johnson has visited the campus since Lady Bird Johnson visited in 1974.
April 5, 2019
RIT/NTID celebrates 50 years of deaf education with Lyndon B. Johnson's granddaughter
WXXI reports on NTID's anniversary celebration.
April 4, 2019
No longer lost in translation: Videos depicting complex scientific concepts break barriers for deaf STEM students
Research has revealed that people who learn English as a second language, including deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, are underrepresented in STEM fields because of academic language abilities required to compete in those disciplines. A new project at NTID is helping to break down those obstacles specifically for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.