Lamar University announced this month that its Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education has received $1.25 million from the U.S. Department of Education.
“This grant positions LU’s Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education as one of the premier graduate programs of its kind, both nationally and in the state of Texas,” James Marquart, provost and vice president for academic affairs, said.
This donation will be used to help students to complete their masters in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.
“I was thrilled when I found out our grant had been funded,” Millicent Musyoka, assistant professor of deaf studies, said. “This will not only help Lamar University to recruit and retain the best and brightest students in this area, but it is also crucial because the funding is going to support an underserved population. More than 40 percent of deaf students have an additional disability, such as autism, attention deficit disorder, and so forth, and this grant will specifically prepare teachers to work with them.”