ROCKLIN, CALIF., NOV. 28, 2011 – Purple Communications™, Inc., a leading provider of innovative communications for people who are deaf and hard of hearing, is pleased to announce the School for the Deaf, Fremont, located in Fremont, Calif., has honored Purple Vice President of Large Accounts Hank Klopping, Ed.D. by dedicating a building in his name.
Klopping retired as the school’s superintendent earlier this year after 36 years of service. In July, he joined Purple Communications where he directly reports to a former Fremont alumnus, Vice President of Sales Mark Bella.
“Dr. Klopping has that rare ability to connect with students, parents and the community – under his leadership he positively impacted generations of students, instilling in each one that they could do anything they wanted to with hard work – including me,” explained Bella. “We are thrilled he was given this honor – the first individual to ever have a campus building dedicated in his name.”
With enrollment at more than 400 students per year from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade, Klopping has influenced more than 140,000 students during his tenure.
“I am very touched by this,” Klopping signed to faculty, students, friends and family members at the dedication ceremony. “And even though I no longer work at Fremont, I’m still here in spirit – and this building will keep that spirit alive forever."
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