A Shining Beacon highlights the first fifty years of the world's first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students: the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology. From its early days in 1968 to its fiftieth anniversary, NTID has graduated more than 8,000 alumni and has transformed the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students forever. Seen through the perspectives of selected contributors, A Shining Beacon illuminates the multifaceted experiences of NTID's students, faculty and staff. Foreword by Dr. Gerard J. Buckley Contributors Dr. W. Scot Atkins Robert Baker Dr. Gerald C. Bateman Jeanne Behm Yvette Chirenje Dr. Jess Cuculick Patti Durr Sean "Skip" Flanagan Dr. Peter C. Hauser Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz Tabitha Jacques Dr. Ronald R. Kelly Dr. Aaron Kelstone Dr. Christopher A.N. Kurz Dr. Kim B. Kurz Dr. Harry G. Lang Miriam Lerner Loriann Macko Dr. Bonnie Meath-Lang Stephen Nelson Jim Orr Dr. Todd Pagano Dr. Ila Parasnis Greg Pollock Roxann Richards Dr. Linda Siple Erwin Smith Mary Ellen Tait David Templeton Dr. Charlotte LV Thoms Dr. Gerard Walter.