University of Arkansas Little Rock Scholar Honored by Gallaudet University

Anderson_portraitGlenn Anderson, an associate professor in the department of counseling, rehabilitation, and adult education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, was named Visionary Leader as part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. The university, established in 1864 by an act of Congress, is the only university in the country with all programs and services designed specifically for the deaf and hearing impaired.

Dr. Anderson is a 1982 graduate of Gallaudet University. He earned a master’s degree at the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in rehabilitation counseling at New York University. Professor Anderson was the first African American graduate of Gallaudet University to earn a doctoral degree. He also served as chair of the board of trustees of Gallaudet University.

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  1. I am extremely delighted to read of Gallaudet’s recognition of Glenn’s achievements over these many years. In addition to his many “Firsts”, Glenn was also the first Director for the Programs for Deaf Adults/PDA at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY in New York City. The model he designed still exists today. LaGuardia’s PDA is still strong serving close to 500 deaf and hearing impaired students annually. The PDA remains a shining and positive example of Glenn’s wisdom and extraordinary vision . Congratulations, Glenn, on a well deserved award!

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