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Irene Tunanidas

City and State:  Poland, Ohio

Employed Retired Other: Retired in 2013 after 40 years in the teaching profession

Where employed and how long: Youngstown, Ohio Public Schools, 30 years; Youngstown State University, 10 years; Poland, Ohio Public Schools, 10 years

Family:   Single  "Old Maid" 

Hobbies: Research Projects, Reading, Writing, Cooking 

Favorite Gallaudet memories: Outdoor Reception for National Guardsmen that protected Gallaudet for three weeks after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968); Student debates in Harold Domich's History class; Delta Epsilon Sorority Picnic 

Community Activities:
Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Society; Deaf Advisory Committee, Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center; Disability Committee, Ohio State University Medical Center, Vice-President, Ohio Association of the Deaf, Entertainment Committee, St. John Greek Orthodox Church, Boardman, Ohio

Honors & Awards:
Quota International Deaf Woman of the Year, 1978; Outstanding Ohio Lobbyist on Ohio House Bill 216, (1989)


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