Dannah Kaplan Receives the 2020 John L. Philip Memorial American Sign Language Award From College of the Holy Cross

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Dannah Kaplan

PARSIPPANY — Dannah Kaplan of Lake Hiawatha, an Accounting major, has received the 2020 John L. Philip Memorial American Sign Language Award from College of the Holy Cross.

The John L. Philip Memorial American Sign Language Award is given to a graduating student who has demonstrated an interest in, and motivation to learn, American Sign Language (ASL) and to bring that learning to life. This student has integrated his/her classroom knowledge of ASL and Deaf culture with respect for, and interaction with, members of the Deaf Community.

The College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Mass., is among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Since its founding in 1843, Holy Cross has made a positive impact in society by graduating students who distinguish themselves as thoughtful leaders in business, professional, and civic life.

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