Congratulations! Thomas O Berg will receive an honorary degree from Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C., at GU's 128th commencement on 16 May 1997.

In THE DENVER POST, 13 December 1996, a picture of LaFawn Biddle, congratulating "Henry M Porter Award" recipient Dan Ritchie, chancellor of the University of Denver. Venue was the PorterCare Foundation's Heart of Hearts Gala, a dinner at the Denver Marriott City Center with entertainment by The Captain and Tennile.

David Sheneman appeared in a group picture of "National Chess Champions of the Deaf in SILENT NEWS, January 1997. He placed 4th at the National Association of the Deaf Open Chess Tournament during the 1996 NAD convention

Mark Myers, former Colorado Association of the Deaf (CAD) president, writes in a Christmas 1996 letter from Schenectady, New York: "I still have the same job coordinating statewide initiatives [for the deaf] through the Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities, New York State Education Department." Myers was a delegate for Empire State (NY) Association of the Deaf at the 1996 National Association of the Deaf (NAD) convention in Portland, Oregon. He and his son, Zach, also spent a couple of camping weekends with Father Tom Coughlin at Camp Mark VII, Valley Forge, New York.

Bob and Elaine Woody spent Christmas in Hawaii. "Mele Kalikimaka!"

David Anthony went to, and had a fab time in, England late October-early November 1996. Primary reason for the trip was to attend the 50th anniversary reunion of his high school (founded 1946) for the Deaf. He also attended a "reunion of sorts" at a local Deaf club where he met many friends from the old days (1939-1946) at The Royal School for the Deaf, Derby. Particularly touching, he says, was meeting for the first time spry and alert 94-year-old John Morley who went to the same school with his dad, Joseph Anthony.

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