Kelly Rogel of Overland Park, Kansas always goes above and beyond to help individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. As a leader in her community, she is described as brave, a great motivator and always willing to go the extra mile.
Kelly served on the steering committee for the Kansas City chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA-KC). As a member of HLAA-KC, she organized community events and recruited sponsors. She also helped spread the word to increase awareness of the newly founded HLAA-KC chapter.
Kelly recently returned from Kenya where she volunteered as a member of the Peace Corps for 27 months. While in Kenya, she taught at a school for children who are deaf and set up reading and science clubs for the students. Kelly also assisted in conducting camps for the students to learn self-confidence and leadership skills. After her return from Kenya, Kelly enjoys sharing her Peace Corps experience with others, encouraging more deaf and hard of hearing individuals to join the Peace Corps in order to make a difference in the lives of individuals around the world.
Kelly also coordinated a CPR class in Kansas City for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. She enjoys finding opportunities to educate herself and others and has a passion for experiencing and embracing different worldviews and perspectives.
We commend Kelly Rogel for her passion and dedication to improving the lives of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and are pleased to present her with the Hamilton Relay 2014 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the State of Kansas.
This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.
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Hamilton Relay provides contracted Telecommunications Relay and/or Captioned Telephone services to 16 states and the Island of Saipan, and is a provider of Internet-based Captioned Telephone services nationwide. More information is available at hamiltonrelay.com.