Education, Events

Student from Perry Hall to compete in National Braille Challenge

BALTIMORE, MD—Sujan Dhakal of Perry Hall has been selected as a finalist for the 2022 Braille Challenge by the Braille Institute. An 11th grader at Eastern Technical High School, Dhakal will compete at the national finals on June 24 and 25 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Celebrating more than 100 years of eliminating barriers for the …


Business, Education

Commencement held for The Maryland School for the Blind Class of 2022

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind held its 169th commencement on June 6, 2022. The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of 19 students from the Class of 2022, who are now proud MSB alumni. The ceremony consisted of the conferring of diplomas, certificates, and awards, with remarks from Dr. Joshua Irzyk, MSB Director of Education, and commencement speaker, Paul Schroeder, …


Maryland School for the Blind to host 1st annual See Beyond Festival

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind will be hosting the 1st annual ‘See Beyond Festival’ on the MSB campus on April 30th. The event is designed to show the community how individuals that are blind and have low vision accomplish tasks and are a part of our society. The goal is to show the public that low vision and …

Perry Hall students among winners in 2022 Maryland Regional Braille Challenge

Baltimore, MD—Blind and visually impaired students from across Maryland and the surrounding region competed in the 13th annual Maryland Regional Braille Challenge on February 5th. The event and subsequent award ceremony, hosted by the Maryland School for the Blind and the Maryland State Department of Education, were held virtually again this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the winners …

CCBC receives $120,000 gift, establishes need-based Nursing scholarship

ROSEDALE, MD—A $120,000 donation to the CCBC School of Health Professions has established the Marie S. Hill Endowed Scholarship, supporting CCBC students with financial need who are pursuing nursing as a career change. The fund will assist students for whom college might otherwise be unattainable, especially as they transition in their career. Barry Gossett, former CCBC Foundation board member, and …

Maryland School for the Blind CEO, Superintendent W. Robert Hair graduates from Leadership Maryland

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Leadership Maryland on Wednesday announced that William “Rob” Hair, Superintendent and CEO of The Maryland School for the Blind, has completed its professional development program. The Leadership Maryland program is “dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders.” The program honored Hair, a resident of Baltimore, and the entire Class …

The Maryland School for the Blind to partner with Baltimore Blast on blind soccer Event

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind is teaming up with the Baltimore Blast for an informal game of blind soccer. The event between the MSB Bees and the Baltimore Blast soccer teams will be held on the campus of MSB on Thursday, November 4 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MSB is playing a leading role in creating awareness …

Maryland School for the Blind teacher honored with national award

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Regina Fugate, an educator at The Maryland School for the Blind, has been named the Principals of Schools for the Blind (POSB) 2021 Outstanding Teacher of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired. Annually POSB, which is part of the Council of Schools for the Blind (COSB), recognizes the contributions of remarkable individuals nationally who work with students who …