Alumni eNewsletter: Witness recipients receiving alumni awards at Annual Charter Day Luncheon and Awards Program (Archives)

Photo: picture of Anderson
Dr. Glenn Anderson, '68.
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Roy "Ed" Bosson, '66.
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Nathie Marbury, '75.
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Terry Giansanti, '98.
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Rev. Jay L. Croft.
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Dr. Alexander Fleischman, H-'96.
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Margaret and Aloysius, '85, Bibum.
Photo: Dr. Jeffrey Bohrman
Dr. Jeffrey Bohrman

The Gallaudet University Alumni Association (GUAA) and the Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund (LCCF) will host their 38th annual Charter Day Luncheon and Awards Program on Saturday, April 21 in the Jordan Student Academic Center Sprint Multipurpose Room . Dr. Arlene Blumenthal Kelly, ’77 & G-’92 , associate professor of Deaf Studies, will serve as mistress of ceremonies.

The day before the luncheon there will be 6th Annual Charter Day presentation in the Foster Auditorium at noon with two award recipients as presenters. Roy "Ed" Bosson, ’66, of Texas is known as the Father of Video Relay Service (VRS). He will share his experiences about his pioneer work in the areas of video relay service and videophones. Nathie Marbury, ’75, of Texas is famous for her Deaf humor and ASL storytelling. She will entertain the audience with funny remarks about her life as a Deaf black woman.

The luncheon, which celebrates the signing of Gallaudet's charter by President Abraham Lincoln on April 8, 1864 will begin at 11 a.m. Advance reservations are required since seating is limited. The cost is $35 per person. A PDF flyer can be seen and obtained from the alumni website . Print and fill out the form. Make check or money order payable to GUAA and send to Daphne E. Cox, '82, associate director, Peikoff Alumni House, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-3695. The deadline for reservations with payment is April 1, 2007.

For more information, call (202) 651-5081 (TTY) or (202) 651-5060 (Voice). Internet users can e-mail

The GUAA and LCCF will present awards to nine deserving individuals.

GUAA Outstanding Young Alumnus Award-- to a young alumnus or alumna of Gallaudet University of the past 15 years who has performed some impressive service to the University and/or the deaf community, or who has brought recognition to our Alma Mater through some notable achievement in his/her personal or professional life.
Terry G. Giansanti,'98 (Italy)

GUAA Pauline "Polly" Peikoff "Service to Others"Award-- to an individual, hearing or deaf, from within the deaf community who has contributed of himself or herself, especially as a volunteer, to the community.
Rev. Jay L. Croft (Alabama)
Dr. Alexander Fleischman, H-'96 (Pennsylvania)

LCCF Alice Cogswell Award--for valuable service on behalf of deaf people.
Dr. Glenn B. Anderson, '68 (Arkansas)
Dr. Jeffrey S. Bohrman (Ohio)

LCCF Laurent Clerc Award --for outstanding social contributions by a deaf person.
Roy "Ed" Bosson, '66 (Texas)
Nathie L. Marbury, '75 (Texas)

LCCF Edward Miner Gallaudet Award --for recognition of national or international leaders for promoting the well-being of deaf people.
Aloysius N. Bibum, '85 (Cameroon)
Margaret Bibum (Cameroon)

The GUAA and the LCCF Committee are now accepting nominations for next year's awards. If you know of individuals who would be worthy recipients, please read nomination instructions from the alumni website and send your nominations to Sam Sonnenstrahl, ’79 & G-‘84, GUAA executive director, at the Peikoff Alumni House, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-3695. The deadline for the annual nominations is October 1. Lists of all former and current award recipients can be read on the alumni website.

Posted: 8 Mar 2007

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