My name is Morgan Leahy '12 and I’m a deaf undergraduate student. I’m choosing to tell my story in the hope that my journey helps to raise awareness of disability rights and deaf issues. On May 9, 2016, I will be one of the few deaf students to ever graduate from Emory University. However, my story is fairly unique – I went deaf during my four year college career. When I started at Oxford College of Emory University, studying Music and Mathematics, I had no issues with my hearing. I had a wonderful 2 years where I made a bunch of friends. I was active in the community where I was Co-president of Oxford’s a capella group, and my life was good. However, during the second year I started to become ill and no one knew why.
On Friday, April 29th, at an event kicking off Alumni Weekend 2016, Judge Thomas Sumners Jr. ’76 was named The Hun School of Princeton’s Alumnus of the Year and Michael Guadagno ’71 was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus. The two men were honored at a dinner and ceremony for their family and friends.
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school. Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.