By Brian Jensen
CSD’s first Community Engagement Survey is officially closed. Thank you all for taking the time to participate. We have a lot of great information to go through!
The survey lasted for 30 days and we had a total of 1,684 responses. It featured a random drawing for a 9.7 inch iPad Pro (retail value $599.00).
And, the winner is …
Patti Canne of Rochester, New York!
Patti is currently a 2nd Year B.A. student studying Social Work at Gallaudet University. She told us a little about herself: “I had a dream to finish my bachelor’s degree for many years. I finished my AAS degree at NTID in 2001 when I had four little children at that time. After my last child graduated last June, I decided to go back to Gallaudet to go after my dreams. I attended Gallaudet University for a year and left. I just wanted to go after my dreams. I tell students and professors that it is never too late to go back to school at all!”
When we asked her about her aspirations, she replied, “I have so many hopes and dreams. My goal is to help the Deaf people to have a better quality of life and to help them to reach their goals and dreams. So many Deaf and hard of hearing people give up their dreams or goals. I hope to fight for better access and equal rights for Deaf people who want to have jobs in the future, as well as with Deaf plus other disabilities, too.”
And then her favorite quote: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream” – by C.S. Lewis
We agree and we’re with you all the way, Patti!
If you didn’t win, don’t worry. We’ll be doing this again in the next few months with another cool prize! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter. We will keep you informed!
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