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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 22, 2004

(Mahwah) – Deaf comedienne, actress, author and motivational speaker Kathy Buckley takes the dis” out of disability by inspiring young and old with her refreshing insights on life’s challenges in a one woman show Monday, October 25, at 2 p.m. in the Sharp Theater on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey. There is free admission to the performance.

Born with a hearing loss that went undetected until she was eight, Buckley was led to believe she was mentally retarded. She suffered abuse, a terrible accident, and cancer all before the age of thirty. Rather than be consumed by grief, she went on to become a top female comic, and the award-winning author of a one-woman show, a PBS special and a book.

The performance will be sponsored by Ramapo College’s Office of Specialized Services. For information, call 201.684.7844.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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