Laurent Clerc Award

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The Laurent Clerc Award is an annual honor bestowed by Gallaudet University to recognize a deaf person for "his or her outstanding contributions to society,"[1][2] and specifically to honor their achievements in the interest of deaf people.[3] It is named for Laurent Clerc (1785-1869). It has been given to notable scientists and inventors, such as deaf scientist Robert Weitbrecht, to honor his contributions in developing the teleprinter and an acoustic coupler for the early computer modem.[3] It is given by Gallaudet University's Alumni Association through its Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund.[4]

Recipients

  • 2015 Stephen C. Baldwin[5]
  • 2014 Alfred Sonnenstrahl[5]
  • 2013 Ann Silver
  • 2012 Charles C. Baird
  • 2011 Allison Schlesinger-Sepulveda, founder of National Center for Deaf Advocacy[6][4]
  • 2010 Barbara Kannapell
  • 2009 Scott DeLoach
  • (2008: No award)
  • 2007 Roy "Ed" Bosson and Nathie L. Marbury
  • 2006 Gertrude Scott Galloway, died 2014, who "was the first female president of the National Association of the Deaf (1980-1982), the first deaf superintendent of MKSD in New Jersey, known as the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf (1990-1999), the first female president of CEASD, known as the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (1994-1996), and the first female president of Deaf Seniors of America (1999-2005)."[7]
  • (2005: No award)
  • 2004 Carol Padden and Tom L. Humphries
  • 2003 Kevin Nolan, Sr.
  • 2002 Berta Foster
  • 2001 Frank Lala
  • 2000 Ben Soukup
  • 1999 Sam Rittenberg
  • 1998 Alexander "Sandy" Ewan[8]
  • 1997 Marvin J. Marshall
  • 1996 Ausma Smits
  • 1995 Earnest I. Okwara
  • 1994 Albert Couthen
  • 1993 Gilbert C. Eastman
  • 1992 John B. Davis
  • 1991 Otto B. Berg
  • 1990 Leo M. Jacobs
  • 1989 Jack R. Gannon
  • 1988 Ernest Marshall
  • 1987 Charley E. Whisman
  • 1986 William J. Marra[9] and Willard Shorter
  • 1985 William T. Griffing and Florence B. Crammatte
  • 1984 Jess M. Smith
  • 1983 Gordon L. Allen
  • 1982 Alan B. Crammatte
  • 1981 Byron B. Burnes
  • 1980 Frederick C. Schreiber
  • 1979 Frank B. Sullivan
  • (1977 & 1978: No award)
  • 1976 Robert G. Sanderson
  • 1975 Frank R. Turk[10]
  • 1974 Benjamin M. Schowe, Sr.
  • 1973 James N. Orman
  • (1972: No award)
  • 1971 Robert H. Weitbrecht[3]
  • 1970 David Peikoff[11]

References

  1. Harry G. Lang (January 1, 1995). "Deaf Persons in the Arts and Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary". Greenwood Publishing Group. Retrieved October 3, 2014. ...Laurent Clerc award (see page 376)...<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Gallaudet University Alumni Association (2014). "Laurent Clerc Award". Gallaudet University. Retrieved October 3, 2014. ...The LCCF Laurent Clerc Award is presented to a deaf person for his or her outstanding contributions to society....<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry G. Lang (2000). "A Phone of Our Own: The Deaf Insurrection Against Ma Bell". Gallaudet University Press. Retrieved October 3, 2014. ...in recognition of 'outstanding contributions by a deaf person in the interest of deaf people'... (in honor of Robert Weitbrecht for inventing the modem)...<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 PHYLLIS STEELE (April 21, 2011). "147th anniversary of Charter Day commemorated on campus". The Buff and Blue (Gallaudet student newspaper). Retrieved October 3, 2014. ...LCCF’s Laurent Clerc Award. This award recognizes outstanding social contributions by a deaf person. It was awarded to Allison Schlesinger-Sepulveda....<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 [1]
  6. "NCDA Staff Leadership". National Center for Deaf Advocacy. Retrieved 2014-10-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Dr. Gertrude Scott Galloway: Activist, Educator & Torchbearer".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Stephen Anthony Regester Ar ...". Washington Post. December 2, 2006.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "William J. Marra Museum". Deaf Cultural Center. 2014. Retrieved October 3, 2014. ...William J. Marra dedicated his life to the collection and preservation of information and relics related to deaf .... recipient of ... Gallaudet University Alumni Association’s prestigious Laurent Clerc Award...<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "The DEAF LIFE Advisory Board". MSM Productions, Ltd. Retrieved 2014-10-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Who is David Peikoff?". University of Alberta. Retrieved October 3, 2014. ... the Laurent Clerc Award in 1970 for outstanding social contributions by a deaf person ...<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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