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Dennis Gladhill Jr. selected for Hamilton Relay 2013 Deaf Community Leader Award for the State of Maryland

October, 28 2013

Dennis Gladhill is described by his peers as an easygoing and approachable community leader who “leads by example”. As an active member of the Hagerstown/Washington County Deaf Community for the past twenty-five years, Dennis is a teacher, employee and passionate volunteer.

Since 1987, Dennis has been involved with Deafnet Association – a non-profit organization that promotes the concerns that affect the deaf and hard of hearing communities in Maryland. Through volunteer roles, Dennis has been involved in their fundraising activities, monthly meetings, Interpreter Screening Committee and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors. Dennis plays an active role in advocacy efforts - making sure that deaf consumers understand their rights. He also serves Deafnet as an Instructor of American Sign Language and works part time in Maintenance.

Furthermore, Dennis is employed by Hagerstown Community College where he is a Sign Language Instructor and works for a local hospital where he serves in housekeeping. He has built great rapport with his sign language students and has earned respect for his teaching skills and for the fulfillment his students feel for being part of his class. He is acclaimed as patient and understanding, helping with whatever he can until students are able to complete each sign properly.

Dennis continues to be an inspiration to others and we commend him for his leadership in improving the lives of individuals within the Deaf Community.

This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.

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