We want to welcome you to the website of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind Alumni Association. We are making every effort to keep the website current and informative, and we hope that you find it interesting and helpful. If you have any suggestions for improvement, please do not
hesitate to tell us. Remember that the main purpose of this website is to keep you informed of CSDB and CSDBAA.
One of CSDBAA's most exciting events, if not the most exciting, is the CSBDAA Reunion which is held every five years, on the year ending with 4 or 9. The next Reunion will be held in Colorado Springs in 2014. Please check the CSDBAA website from time to time for the latest information. This way, you can plan ahead for the Reunion.
Of course, you will want to hear about your old friends at CSDB. Likewise, your old friends will want to hear about you. You may want to contact your old friends. We will be happy to serve as the clearinghouse for alumni desiring email addresses.
CSDB has its own website; be sure to visit it and learn what is happening. Its URL is http://www.csdb.org
Coming Soon . . .
To all CSDBAA members if you plan to go to CSDBAA Meeting. Please print your own paper and bring it with you, and bring a membership card ID. Thank you!
All Members and Non Members to attend!!!!!
Come and Support CSDBAA
When: September 6, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Lion Building at CSDB
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
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Alumnus and Alumna
A Message for Alumnus and Alumna
Alumnus and Alumna,
I would like for you to send information about our Alumni and friends of CSDBAA who have passed away. I will add the
list of name in the memoriam soon as i received from you. I also would like for you to contact me to double check
if your membership dues are still active or expired.
There was a reunion of its former pupils on May 28, 29 and 30, 1904 for the first time in the 30th year history of the Colorado School for the Deaf. Unfortunately, they did not formally set up an alumni association but they organized a State Association of the Deaf.
On October 25, 1990, the deaf alumni established a new organization call Colorado School for the Deaf Alumni Associationj. (The blind alumni chose to have a separate alumni association.) M. Rex Moers, '80 was elected as the first president; Jerome Aregi, '56 as vice president; Mandy Wright, '84 as secretary; and Tony Passarelli, '79 as treasurer.
The CSDBAA has a long history in relation to the school at 33 North Institute Street in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Many of the Alumni went on to become great Americans.
The mentioned few are:
Dr. Merv Garretson, 'is the first and only graduate to receive a doctorate. He taught at the Maryland School for the Deaf and Montana School for the Deaf. In 1962, he joined the Department of Education as a professor at Gallaudet College. In 1970, he was a principal of the new experiment Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) then he became special assistant to Presidents of Gallaudet University. He went on to be NAD Board of Directors, Council of Oganization Serving the Deaf, and Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf. He is still an advocate of the Deaf people.