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SUMMER 2014

S O U T H W E S T

N E W S

S P E C I A L

E D I T I O N

VOLUME II

GALLAU D E T U NIVE R S ITY R E GIONAL CE NTE R Exciting seasonal news from Gallaudet University Regional Center - Southwest Farewell Arlene! As we welcome the new Interim Director, we also bid farewell to Arlene Gunderson, who has been the Director of GURC-SW since it first opened on January 12, 2011.

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52nd NAD Biennial Conference

Upcoming Events

Gallaudet’s 150th Reunion

Attention!

Statewide Conference for the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Gallaudet Youth Programs

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GURC-SW Welcomes New Interim Director! Greetings E-Readers,

recruitment efforts, our center’s very own

My name is JoAnn Benfield, and I am the new

Youth Leadership Training, Academic Bowl, the

Interim Director for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. I

2+2 Interpreter Training Program, as well as

am very excited to begin this new journey, as I

several other tasks and prospects.

have already had a rich experience with the center. Some of you may remember me as the

I highly encourage you to visit our website at

former Coordinator.

www.austincc.edu/swgurc and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GURCSW to

My brief, yet deeply enriching experience as the Coordinator, prepared me for this exciting opportunity. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to Arlene Gunderson, the former Director, for her advice, training, support, and

keep up to date with where we are and what events will occur within the southwestern states of: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.

believing in my abilities to take on amazing tasks throughout my time with the center. I

I look forward to my term with the center and

wish her the best of luck on her journey as the

working with and for the southwestern region.

new Principal of the Colorado School for the

Have a fabulous year!

Deaf and Blind. Sincerely, This year, we have many exciting events

JoAnn Benfield, M.Ed

coming up. Our main focus will be on

GURC-SW Interim Director

GURC-SW Summer 2014 E-Newsletter: Special Edition  
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