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From 1970 to 1979

  • KM

    Kevin T. Milligan MAT ’70, January 25, 2016, age 79. Milligan was an accomplished athlete despite hearing loss caused by a disease in his early childhood. He taught for 20 years at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf before retiring in 1991. Throughout his basketball career, he won many accolades and was inducted into nine sports halls of fame, one of which was the American Athletic Association for the Deaf Hall of Fame. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mildred; son Kevin Jr.; daughter Ella; and four grandchildren.

  • TS
    • 02/01/2018

      Tina Shalizi BA ’71, MAT ’72 worked with deaf students in Southern California and New Mexico after graduating from L&C. She found it a rewarding and challenging experience. Following her retirement from special education, Shalizi was fortunate to work as the director of alumni and parent relations at St. John’s College in Santa Fe. She says she had the opportunity to work with some amazing young people. Along the way, she was also a volunteer firefighter/medic, as well as a judge for women’s gymnastics. She has one daughter, who lives in Southern California and is a fashion designer. Now fully retired, Shalizi and her husband have traveled to Peru, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and southern Africa. In her free time, she enjoys tennis, hiking, and Pilates.

  • VA
    • American Sign Language as a Bridge to English: A Handbook for HEARING Teachers of HEARING Students

      Vicky Allen MEd ’73 offers a handbook of more than 250 signs to be used in the classroom, each with a simple illustration and description. Her unique approach teaches students the handshapes of American Sign Language before they learn the ABCs.

      Posted 10/30/2017
  • SS
    • Fiddelee-dee & Company: A Fable for People of a Certain Age

      Sharon Streeter MAT ’74 (writing under the nom de plume AJ Beauregard) pens her first work of humorous fiction about five eclectic musicians who unite to fulfill their goal of building a performance venue in Elvira, USA.

      Posted 05/15/2017
  • AN

    Arthur R. Nanna MAT ’75, January 6, 2018, age 81. Nanna held a variety of jobs during his life, including lifeguard, teacher, and master electrician. For fun, he loved skiing and traveling. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Donna Nanna MAT ’76.

  • RS
    • A View From the Porch - Observations About Life From a Baby Boomer

      Ray Smythe MAT ’75 wrote and published A View From the Porch (CreateSpace, 2017), a collection of short compositions, observations, and reactions to the world today. The book is intended to instill positivity and help readers to find meaning and clarity in life.

      Posted 09/25/2017
    • Creative Teaching: A Guide to Success in the Classroom

      Ray Matlock Smythe MAT ’75 compiled a book full of ideas for teachers at all grade levels. It includes successful strategies, hints, and tips to use in their classrooms all year long.

      Posted 01/23/2017
  • HT

    Harold B. Tate BS ’62, MAT ’75, June 2, 2016, age 76.

  • CH
    • Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature

      Christy Hale BA ’77, MAT ’80 illustrated a children’s book about Ansel Adams, a restless boy who eventually became an iconic nature photographer.

      Posted 05/15/2017
    • The Cambodian Dancer: Sophany’s Gift of Hope

      Christy Hale BA ’77, MAT ’80 illustrated a children’s book about a Cambodian girl forced to leave her old world behind and find a new home in America. The book won a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Silver Medal in the multicultural nonfiction picture book category.

      Posted 01/23/2017