Conference 2019

Embracing Cross-Disciplinary Partnerships

BY JOHN GOURNARIS, Ph.D., LP

ADARA PRESIDENT

With our upcoming national conference, the planning committee is kicking into high gear to ensure that we will have a fantastic conference this year. The conference will be hosted near Baltimore, Maryland from June 1 to 4, 2019. As many of you may have already noticed, we are doing something very different this time. We are co-conferencing with the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses (AMPHL).

Standing for Something Greater

Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, Mr. Doris “Dorie” Miller was serving coffee aboard the battleship USS West Virginia.  Mr. Miller was an African American and the highest job to which he could then aspire in the US Navy was that of messman.  At the time, the majority of US Military Officers were negatively critical regarding the allowance of African American individuals serving their country in the battlefield.