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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]

 
May 11, 2015

Clarke Taps Alumnus, Grady Congleton, as Commencement Speaker


May 11, 2015—On Saturday, June 6th at 10:30 AM at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel in Northampton, Massachusetts, Clarke Commencement will celebrate our young graduates and graduates from the Smith College/Clarke School Graduate Program in Teacher Education. Grady Congleton ’05, ATC, LAT, Certified Athletic Trainer, will give the commencement speech.

Congleton will be a graduate himself this May after earning a Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Studies from Smith College. He is one of fewer than a dozen Certified Athletic Trainers in the country with hearing loss.

Congleton has remained dedicated to the Clarke mission and has served on the Alumni Council as a board member since 2009. "I am very excited,” says Congleton, “to have been chosen to be Clarke's Commencement Speaker this June. This is a tremendous honor for me, as this year marks the ten year anniversary of my own graduation. I look forward to imparting my wisdom and sharing my experiences since graduating from Clarke."

The event is open to the community.