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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2006

 

GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS STRINGER TO STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL

 

(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour announced the appointment of B.H. Stringer, of Vicksburg, to the State Rehabilitation Council, which is designed to promote consumer-control, self-help, self-determination, equal access and independence for individuals with disabilities.

 

“I am proud B.H. has accepted this position,” Governor Barbour said. “He knows the importance of making independent living available to all citizens, regardless of their disability. B.H. has a passion for promoting disability awareness and I feel confident he will serve successfully in this role.”

 

Stringer has been an advocate for deaf services and equal access for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals for more than 50 years. He is currently serving as director of the Deaf Service Center, a position he has held since 1999. Past executive director of the Mississippi Association for the Deaf, Stringer also served two terms as president of this organization.

 

He is a graduate of the Mississippi School for the Deaf. Stringer and his wife, Freda, have four children and grandchildren.