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GUAA seeks 2021 Alumni Award Nominations

The nomination period is open for the 2021 Gallaudet University Alumni Association and Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund awards.  If you know of anyone you think is deserving of one of the following awards, please nominate him or her.

The GUAA Gertrude Scott Galloway, '51, PhD '93 & H-'02 Advocacy and Social Justice Award is presented to an individual who has been a strong advocate for social justice for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

The GUAA Outstanding Young Alumnus Award is presented to an alumnus or alumna who has left the University within the past 15 years and who has worked to bring favorable recognition to Gallaudet University.

The GUAA Pauline "Polly" Peikoff Service to Others Award is presented to a hearing or deaf individual from within the deaf community who has contributed beyond normal expectations of his or her time in service to others.

The LCCF Laurent Clerc Award is presented to a deaf person for his or her outstanding contributions to society.

The LCCF Alice Cogswell Award is presented to a person for valuable service on behalf of deaf citizens.

The LCCF Edward Miner Gallaudet Award is presented to a deaf or hearing leader anywhere in the world who is working to promote the well-being of deaf people.

The LCCF Amos Kendall Award is presented to a deaf person in recognition of his or her notable excellence in a professional field not related to deafness.

A list of past award recipients who were recognized for their service and contributions can be found on the Charter Day website.

To submit a nomination, please provide the name of the award, the name of the nominee, and their mailing address, email address, and videophone/voice numbers. Please be sure to include the nominee's position/title and explain why you feel this person is deserving of the particular award. It is strongly recommended that you submit two (2) or more letters of support. In the case of nominees from outside the United States, at least one (1) letter of support should be from an organization in the nominee’s country.

Send the nomination and supporting materials for each person nominated to GUAA, Peikoff Alumni House, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002, no later than Thursday, October 1. To give the committee more time to review the materials, it is strongly recommended the GUAA receives them by Monday, September 1

All nominating materials become the property of the Gallaudet University Alumni Association (GUAA). The GUAA Board of Directors and the Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund Committee reserve the right to verify information provided, and to request additional documentation.

Posted by Darrius Doe | Posted May 8, 2020 at 6:35 PM


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002