American School for the Deaf
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  • 2013 Gallaudet-Clerc
  • 2013 ASD Homecoming
  • Old Site (2010-2013)
  • Old Site (2013-2015)
Gallaudet-Clerc Education Center

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2013 ASD Homecoming

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2013 Alumni News

  • Announce
  • Give Target
  • Gallaudet-Clerc
  • Renovation
  • Representatives
  • Latest News
Posted: September 26, 2013
Alumni News is going to announce

Yvette Chirenje and her family are pleased to announce her husband Muchineripi Chirenje of ASD Class of 1986 earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from Rochester Institute of Technology during their recent May 2013 Commencement exercises. Mr. Chirenje also has an associate degree in Industrial Drafting Technology from RIT in 1992. He spent more than 17 years working for engineering firms, private sectors, and governmental agencies. The Chirenje family resides in West Henrietta, NY. Mr. Chirenje actively plans to purse a career in either engineering or information technology.


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Posted: September 26, 2013
Alumni News is going to announce

As ASDAA president I would like to announce to the Alumni and friends that the name of the new building is GALLAUDET-CLERC EDUCATION CENTER. As you know Thomas Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc were educators and founded ASD. They were very important in the history of Deaf Education in America and this name is our way to recognize, honor and show our gratitude for their contribution.

Sandra (Grzybek) McGee, ‘73
ASDAA President

Cupola's Renovation Project

The Cupola's Renovation Project involves the Cupola removal from the roof, repairing it and placing it in a beautiful landscaped courtyard somewhere on ASD's property.

To accomplish this, the ASDAA is doing a fundraiser to cover expenses toward this ASD's well-reputable symbol and beautiful icon "CUPOLA". Our goal is to raise $250,000 and match ASD's fundraising on Cupola's renovation project.


All donations are helpful, no amount is too small. Please send a money order, bank check, or personal check - payable to "ASDAA - CUPOLA" and send to ASDAA, c/o ASDAA Treasurer, Box 824, 139 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107

Keep watching our mascot, Tiger's money grows!!!!

Thank you for your contribution and support!!!
Contact Your Representatives

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Posted: September 26, 2013
Alumni News is happening in the Latest News

What is Life after 4?" is the new program that called the "Creative Cuisine" with Chef Curt. Each class needs a minimum of 8 participants, see descriptions of classes at ASD on October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20 and December 3 at 4 - 6 PM.Let’s share our creative, inspiring and resourceful selves and have some fun!

Welcomes Students To New Building

ASD Presentation to Interested Parties Regarding Disposition of Gallaudet Hall October 19, 2012

American School for the Deaf Alumni Hope to Iconic Building . . .
Hartford Courant

Can American School for the Deaf Alumni Save Gallaudet Hall? (video) . . .
West Hartford News

2014 Alumni News

  • BD's Letter
  • Remembrance
  • Old By-Laws
Posted: January 28, 2014
Alumni News is going to announce

We, ASDAA Board of Directors, hope you had a wonderful holidays. We can’t believe that 2013 is gone and the new year of 2014 is here. We hope you will have a terrific new year!

We, ASDAA Board of Directors, hope you had a wonderful holidays. We can’t believe that 2013 is gone and the new year of
2014 is here. We hope you will have a terrific new year!

They are:

  • Sandra McGee ‘73
  • David Lawrence '65
  • Arthur Larson ‘74
  • Karen Vlach ‘69
  • Barbara Cassin ‘75
  • Trudi Kuibeda ‘90
  • Beverly Backofen ‘70
  • Michael Fiorino ‘85
  • Maureen Nardozza ‘81
  • Gail Lawrence ‘69
  • Sandra Larson ‘79
  • Kim Walker ‘83
  • Maria Cardoso-Menditto ‘90
  • June Freeman ‘75
  • Richard Golebiewski ‘66
  • Thomas Garro ‘E65
  • Robert Backofen ‘69

We confident that they will continue supporting and serving ASDAA’s upcoming events and ASD community. Wave your hands to them! Bravo!

We, ASDAA Board of Directors are ready to roll up our sleeves and work with you all in ASD community. Our Goal are:

  1. Improve our communication system with ASDAA Alumni through different ways of social media such as Facebook, Newsletter, Website, eBlast, and many more
  2. Develop a strong collaboration between ASD, ASDAA Board of Directors and ASD Alumnus
  3. Increase ASD Alumni Volunteer work for ASD constantly
  4. Increase memberships and many others.

We will make sure that our ASDAA Board of Directors transact from President Sandra McGee Administration to President Doreen Simons Administration effectively. We strongly believe in “TEAM-WORK” and look forward to work with you all to serve the ASD community constantly. We will have our next ASDAA Board of Directors Meeting on March 23rd from 1PM to 4PM at ASD Gallaudet-Clerc Education Center Building. Come on and support our ASDAA’s upcoming events and activities to show your true loyalty to your Alma Mater at ASD!

We wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavours.

ASDAA Board of Directors


Posted: August 30, 2014

Ginny’s comment;
It is never a good time to announce the sad loss. My beloved husband, Bob Furman passed away this morning. He didn't suffer. He just died. Natural cause. I am blessed to be his wife. I am blessed to have my children from him.

My comment;
I will miss him forever... even he will be missed a lot of people as well. it is really shock to hear. Ginny, I am with you...

By-Laws 2013 - 2014

Posted: January 14, 2015

ASDAA Bylaws Committee would like to share the information about our updated ASDAA By-Laws.

ASDAA By-Laws Committee Letter - Please Read

Current By-Laws

Amend #1-30 ASD Alumni Association By-Laws (Revised/New/Add/Remove)

Summary of Minutes Reports

Summary of ASDAA Board Meeting Minutes 2011 - 2013

Officers' Report

Summary of ASDAA President's Reports - 2011-2013

  • Attend ASD Board Director meetings as ex-officio – 4 times
  • Building & Ground committee meetings
  • Naming new building & Historic Preserve committee
  • Education Committee
  • 2 Special and Important meetings for alumni (10/20/12 and 06/22/13)
  • Attended CEASD conference with 1st VP Art Larson April 2012
  • ASDAA Ad Hoc communication committee as ex-officio (11/12-07/13) via VTM video team meeting on 1st Thursday every month
  • Alumni Basketball games (alumni women/men vs ASD girls/boys) every year on March
  • Invited me to Class reunions for giving my presentation and lunch/dinner
  • Attended events: ASD’s annual Golf Tournament; ASD’s annual Holiday party

ASDAA President Sandra McGee ‘73

Summary of ASDAA’s Board Trustee's Reports - 2011-2013

  • Audited Endowment and Treasurer’s Reports
  • Selling ASD mousepads

ASDAA Board Trustee, Trudi Kuibeda, ‘90

Summary of Treasurer's Report

Treasurer Report - 2011-2013

2013 Alumni Vlogs

  • Alumni Vlogs
  • AD HOC Vlogs
  • ASD Vlogs
April 15, 2013
March 17, 2013
January 21, 2013
Committee Mtg. by Sandy McLennon
February 7, 2013
Part 1 - January 22, 2013
Part 2 - January 22, 2013
Committee Mtg. by Sandy McLennon
January 17, 2013

Committee Mtg. by Sandy McLennon
January 3, 2013
January 28, 2013
December 1, 2012