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Former Clarke Employee Wins ASHA Editor's Award

November 14, 2017—The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) honored former Clarke employee Frank Iglehart with the Editor's Award for the American Journal of Audiology.[More]

Honoring Trustees for their Service and Welcoming a New Addition to the Board

November 13, 2017—Clarke is honored to recognize Kevin Franck, PhD, Sara Grosvenor and Sharon McCarthy as they close out their terms with Clarke's Board of Trustees this fall. Kevin, the brother of a Clarke Alumna, joined the Board in 2011; Sara, Founder and President of The Alexander...[More]

Clarke Staff and Alumni Collaborate on Educational eBook

November 5, 2017—Thanks to the contributions from Clarke staff, Smith/Clarke alumni and Clarke Board Members, we are pleased to announce that the eBook Preparing to Teach, Committing to Learn: An Introduction to Educating Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is now available...[More]

The 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss Draws Hundreds of Professionals, Parents and Teens

November 1, 2017—Clarke Mainstream Services’ 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss was a great success, drawing hundreds of attendees, sponsors and exhibitors from across the country. This year’s event was especially significant, as Clarke Schools for...[More]

 
April 23, 2015

Clarke Community Participates in Massachusetts Deaf and Hard of Hearing Constituents’ Day


April 23, 2015—On Tuesday, April 14, members of the Clarke community, including Clarke outreach coordinator Martha deHahn, Hearing Center director Kathryn Girardin, mainstream teacher of the deaf Ashley Kachelmeyer, and several Northampton alumni, came together to honor recipients of the 2015 Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Constituents’ Day at the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

Clarke Schools is particularly proud of Evan Brunell’s inclusion in this celebration. An alumnus and member of Clarke’s Board of Trustees, Brunell received the “Outstanding Advocate” award for all the volunteer work he has done on behalf of Clarke and the Massachusetts Chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association.

Brunell is a strong advocate for those who are deaf or hard of hearing and has served as a counselor for Clarke’s Summer Adventure program and a co-facilitator for "Making Connections," a seminar for teenagers at Clarke’s Annual Mainstream Conference.

Adding to the festive atmosphere, Clarke Northampton alumni, now Hampshire Regional High School (HRSD) students, Brianna Brophy, Brandon Cornwell, Mareo Fabozzi, Mikaila Fini, Yolyanna Hernandez and Weyehn Reeves, recited a poem they had been studying in their 11th grade “Great American Writers” class - Emily Dickinson's "To Hear an Oriole Sing.”

Additional awardees included: Peggy Ellertsen of Hearing Loss Association of America, UMass Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Deaf, Inc., State Representative John Scibak, State Representative Jay Kaufman, Senator Pat Jehlen, CART provider Nancy Eaton, and Nancy Vincent of The Learning Center.

Congratulations to all!