Senator Charles E. Schumer

How wonderful that following the sequestration, funding for NTID has been increased by $4 million dollars! Many more dreams and ambitions can be fulfilled, thanks to the restoration of federal support. It was especially touching to be present to learn of Senator Schumer’s praise of NTID students, who (he reported) have greater success and more productive careers than any other comparable educational institution in the United States. He attributes this to our excellent faculty, the wonderful programming, the excellent educational  opportunities available at NTID, as well as our awesome student body. I was honored to have the opportunity to shake the Senator’s hand, and personally thank him for his support of our programs. Experiencing how beneficial NTID’s support has been during my college career, I was elated to convey my appreciation to Senator Schumer for his support in sustaining NTID’s programming. President Buckley enthusiastically welcomed the Senator, pointing out the contributions NTID has made (and continues to make) to RIT and the Rochester community. I was very proud of our faculty and my peers. Here is a link to the press release.

As promised, here is the upload of my meeting with baby Blake and his parents at the one year anniversary of his heart transplant!

Spring semester begins Monday and I can hardly wait! I am excited about my new classes. However, before classes begin, I will attend the women’s hockey game this Saturday. They will be auctioning off the “autism” themed jerseys: I LOVE THE DESIGN! I am proud to be part of a university with strong athletic programs that show great sportsmanship, student body enthusiasm, and who interact in community programs! Go TIGERS!

About Lauren

Major: Multidisciplinary Studies

Hometown: Algonquin, Ill.

Why I chose RIT: After attending Explore Your Future (EYF), I fell in love with the campus, the accommodations for deaf and hard-of-hearing students are great, and I love the Rochester-based Wegmans supermarket!

Clubs/Activities: I am the vice president of the Masquers Drama Club, active in theater productions and bowl. I also am the author of Austin’s Gift, and sometimes make appearances related to organ donation.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy public speaking, being creative, performing on stage, promoting organ/tissue donation and studying about policies that improve the lives of others.

What I like best about RIT: I love attending RIT hockey games!

Favorite T.V. Show: “Chopped,” and “Masterchef.”

Fun fact about me: I have donated 10 inches of hair to “Locks of Love” twice, most recently to prepare for my role as Charlie in RIT/NTID’s production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

2 thoughts on “Senator Charles E. Schumer

  1. I am ’81 graduate and to this day, NTID is the thing my tax dollars support! One of my favorite jokes is because of NTID I pay taxes!