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National deaf advocate to speak at Pulaski Tech
3/21/2008

National speaker Glenn Anderson, the first deaf African-American to receive a doctorate degree, will discuss "Success Strategies for Students of Color" on Monday, April 14, at Pulaski Technical College.

Dr. Anderson's presentations will begin at 10 a.m. Monday in the R. J. Wills Lecture Hall located in the Campus Center on the college's main campus in North Little Rock, 3000 West Scenic Drive.

His presentation is free and open to the public.

Dr. Anderson has worked for more than four decades to provide advocacy and community services for deaf people. He currently is director of training at the University of Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing located in Little Rock. He's also a professor in UAF's Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders.
 
Anderson has a Bachelor of Arts from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., a master's degree from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. from New York University in 1982.

He was inducted into the American Athletic Association of the Deaf Hall of Fame in 1992, the Gallaudet University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995, and the National Hall of Fame for People with Disabilities in 2004.

Dr. Anderson's son, Jamall Anderson, played for the Atlanta Falcons last year.




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