Laura Snyder-Gardner and Mary Ann Gardner Scholarship Fund
Thank you for considering a gift in memory of Laura Snyder-Gardner & Mary Ann Gardner. Laura and Mary Ann were cherished members of the Gallaudet community and their legacy shall continue through the generosity of their family and friends. The family has established the Laura Snyder-Gardner & Mary Ann Gardner Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance for undergraduate students attending Gallaudet who graduated from the Model Secondary School for the Deaf.
Laura was a full-time instructor of mathematics. She began her career at Gallaudet in January 2009, and taught GSR 104, the foundation of mathematics course. She served as assistant coach of the girls' soccer team at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf. She received her bachelor's degree in computer science from Flagler College in Saint Augustine in 1987, a master's degree in deaf education from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in 1991, and a second's master degree in education-administration from the University of Phoenix in Jacksonville in 2008. Before coming to Gallaudet University, Laura taught at Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in Saint Augustine from 1988 to 2008.
Mary Ann Gardner was a junior at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) who previously attended the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES). Throughout her time at KDES and MSSD, Mary Ann was very active and engaged in all aspects of both schools. She was an honors student, a member of the soccer and cheerleading teams, and involved in after-school programs, including the Student Body Government and Jr. NAD.
Laura and Mary Ann were valued members of the Gallaudet community and their loss is felt greatly on campus and beyond. Your contributions to the Laura Snyder-Gardner & Mary Ann Gardner Scholarship Fund will ensure their good works continue for generations to come.