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Deaf Awareness Week NEEDS You!

1 CommentBy | Jul.21, 2010 | Filed in: Headlines

Are you a deaf individual who grew up from a different culture?  From another country?  If so – please contact us at   We are looking for individuals who come from different backgrounds who can present what their deaf culture is like.  So if you have something you would like to share please contact us.  The event would be on Monday – September 13, 2010.


Billy Koch, a deaf professional who works in the IT industry, currently works for The Methodist Hospital System for MITIE as a IT Project Coordinator. Billy has over 15 years of IT experience behind him. Billy is the son of a deaf parents, and has a deaf brother as well. He grew up in a mainstream program with no deaf education program. He was first exposed to the deaf culture when he attended Gallaudet University for his Bachelors from 91-96. Billy has a MBA from West Texas A&M, and is currently the Executive Director of Greater Houston Deaf Connections, a non-profit organizations that focuses on education, advocacy, and support for deaf and hard of hearing people. He is an aspiring guy who wants to also educate the community of what they can do and what they can achieve.

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1 comment on “Deaf Awareness Week NEEDS You!”

  1. Anisa Faruqi

    I am a Beginning Signer. I have been going to WHBC for about 2 years. I was wondering what I could do to volunteer. Please call me at 281-508-6410,or email me.
    Anisa Faruqi

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