December 3, 2012

AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF CELEBRATES ITS FUTURE

Photo / John Marinelli
Photo / John Marinelli

The American School for the Deaf in West Hartford was recently honored at a reception hosted by Liam E. McGee, chairman, president and CEO of The Hartford. The school, the birthplace of American Sign Language and deaf education, is building a 60,000-square-foot state-of-the-art education facility slated to open in the fall of 2013. Pictured are, from left, John J. Patrick, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Farmington Bank and chair of the school's Foundations for the Future capital campaign; David W. Carter, chief communications officer of Magellan Health Services and president of the school's board of directors; McGee, who also serves as honorary chair of the Foundations for the Future capital campaign; deaf adult Rebecca Freund, great-granddaughter of Beatrice Fox Auerbach, representing her family's four-generation commitment to the school; and Edward F. Peltier, executive director of the school.

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