(June 28, 2007) Ben Lachman announced that The Ronald and Mary Ann Lachman Foundation will donate $100,000 to help fund a five-year grant project in the Special Education Department. The project will help deaf education teacher candidates to develop skills in teaching a speech-oriented communication technique called “cued speech.” Illinois State is the only public college or university in Illinois that offers a teacher certification program in deaf education.

Read more about the donation from Illinois State’s Media Relations and The Pantagraph.