Nutt Family Holds Successful Social For Deaf Community

March 31, 2011

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OXFORD, Miss. – More than 200 were on hand for a social Tuesday for members of the local deaf community and the university’s communicative disorders students, hosted by Ole Miss head football coach Houston Nutt, his mother Emogene and his brother Danny at the Indoor Practice Facility.

Emogene Nutt spoke about her special experiences at the Arkansas School for the Deaf in Little Rock, where she and her late husband spent 35 years teaching young people. A 2001 inductee into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, Houston Nutt, Sr., also served as athletics director and head basketball coach.

“Working with the deaf changed my life,” said Emogene Nutt. “Everything we did was connected to deafness, deaf activities and what we could do for them.”

The Nutt brothers are skilled in sign language, and Houston also visited with Tuesday’s group about the powerful lessons he learned growing up around the hearing-impaired.

“It was an awesome experience and taught me a lot about that culture,” Nutt said. “It opened my eyes to what family is all about and how to communicate with people.”


 

 

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