Matthew Scott Moore

News & Events
Rochester Institute of Technology, May 12, 1983

Edward Weber, Matthew Moore
Receive Dr. Robert Frisina Award

Because they have an "unusual interest in and dedication to the furtherance of higher education for the deaf," two RIT students have been honored with the Dr. Robert Frisina Award.

The award, which was first given in 1973, was established in 1972 by Dr. Maurice I. Abrams, an honorary trustee of RIT and honorary director of the American School for the Deaf in Chestnut Hill, Mass., to honor the work of Dr. Robert Frisina, first director of NTID and now senior vice president for Institutional Advancement at RIT.

Receiving the award April 8 were Edward Weber, a fifth-year biomedical photography student, and Matthew Moore, a sixth-year social work major.

Weber is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Weber of Clark, N.J. As past president and administrative assistant to the Greek Council, Weber has provided assistance to Delta Alpha Sigma, the first deaf organization to join the council. He has worked closely with the NTID Student Congress and was instrumental in bringing that group to voting membership in the Student Directorate. Weber encourages other hearing students to be more aware of and understanding of deafness and in doing so serves as a role model on the RIT campus.

Moore, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Giegerich of Indianapolis, Ind., graduated in 1977 from the Indiana School for the Deaf and became involved in campus activities from the time of his arrival at RIT. He is interested in theater and has directed two campus plays. He founded the Student Communication Center, a project designed to further better communication among faculty, staff, and students. Other deaf as well as hearing students work on the project. Moore has been a resident advisor in the Ellingson, Peterson, Bell complex for three years.

A three-person committee appointed by Dr. Fred Smith and charged by RIT President M. Richard Rose makes recommendations for the award based on both NTID and RIT faculty, staff and student input. The award pays respects to the development of NTID within the overall purposes of RIT and accents the importance of student contributions to this development.

News & Events, Rochester Institute of Technology, May 12, 1983

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