The Gallaudet University Alumni Association (GUAA) and the Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund (LCCF) Committee are pleased to announce their 2010 award winners:
• GUAA Outstanding Young Alumnus Award—Lynn Ray Boren, ’96 (Md.) This award goes 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 or her personal or professional life.
• GUAA Pauline "Polly" Peikoff "Service to Others" Award—Melanie (Skripnek) Paul, ’74 (Va.) This award goes to an individual, hearing or deaf, from the deaf community who has contributed of himself or herself to the community, especially as a volunteer.
• LCCF Alice Cogswell Award—Stephen H. Hamerdinger, G-’89 (Ala.) This award recognizes an individual for valuable service on behalf of deaf people.
• LCCF Amos Kendall Award—Charles Wildbank, (N.Y.) This award is given to a deaf person for notable excellence in a professional field not related to deafness.
• LCCF Edward Miner Gallaudet Award--Dr. Robert R. Davila, ’53 (Md.) This award is given in recognition of national or international leaders for promoting the well-being of deaf people.
• LCCF Laurent Clerc Award—Dr. Barbara Kannapell, ’61 (D.C.) This award is given for outstanding social contributions by a deaf person.
The winners will be honored at the 41st Annual Charter Day Awards Program at a Saturday, April 17 brunch at the Peikoff Alumni House ("Ole Jim"). More details will be forthcoming.
Posted: 18 Dec 2009