Asian Deaf Club

Asian Deaf Club
Type Cultural / Educational Club

Asian Deaf Club (abbreviation: ADC) is a club and an affiliate of the Global Union.[1]

About Us

Asian Deaf Club Executive Board/Directors 2014 - 2015

Position Name
President Ronnie Cuartero
Vice-President Josephine Yu
Secretary Christian Vergara
Secretary Mentee Madeline Laughlin
Treasurer Jan Guillermo
Cultural Director Nay Aung
Fundraising Director Cathy Bellevue
Fundraising Director Assistant Natalya Dmitriyeva
Social Director Yeh Kim
Social Director Assistant Faith Benton
Social Director Assistant Amy Jade
Media Director LiXuan He
Media Director Assistant Jenny Han
Media Director Assistant Meeya Tijang
Student Advisor Justin Cha
Student Advisor Peter Yeung
Faculty Advisor Tao Eng
Alumni Advisor Arlene Sankey


Asian Deaf Club is giving the opportunity to Asian and non-Asian students to have equal benefits of sharing a diversity of cultures and values among in NTID/RIT. We are also encouraging friendship and social awareness among Deaf, Hard of Hearing Asian and non-Asian students. We are promoting cross-cultural understanding among students with diverse background. We introduce and educate the awareness of Asian cultures and provide a safe place for students to express their opinions, share their knowledges and talents. We also sponsors serves as facilitators during our bi-weekly meetings.


According to the first Asian Deaf Club’s website, in 1988, when the number of Asian Deaf students increased in NTID/RIT, Richard Lin and Rickey Tom took a great opportunity to establish an organization for the Asian deaf students. Richard used his outstanding leadership skills and Rickey used his good business instincts to form Asian Deaf Club. However, thanks to NTID Student Congress (NSC) for recognizing the organization when the founders made the proposal for recognition. Richard and Rickey finally founded Asian Deaf Club in the spring of 1989. Asian Deaf Club has been running active and well in NTID Community for 25 years.

Annual Events

  • Lunar New Year
  • ADC Banquet


  1. Asian Deaf Club. Center for Campus Life. [1]

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