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Rotary District 7620

Cheyenne Atkins-Grant • Brooke Bonheyo • Leslie Castillo • Ayla Hooper • Keyna Iwuagwu • Rory Lewis • Aleena Nicoloro • Anthony Rivera • Isabella Rosa • John Talyor

Presenter: Tom McCarthy, Co-Chair Rotary Scholarship Endowment

Transcript

Hello! My name is Tom McCarthy. I am a member of the Rotary organization.

Rotary was established in 1905 and has grown continuously into the global organization it is today. Several years ago, Rotarians in the Washington, D.C, and Maryland area collectively decided to donate funds to Gallaudet in order to establish an endowment. The endowment supports scholarships for students who need funds to continue their education at Gallaudet. To all of you scholarship recipients from Rotary’s endowment. we say congratulations!

It is our hope that after you graduate you will look back and remember how Rotary helped you. What better way is there to thank Rotary for this help than to turn around and help others? Because Rotary helped you, we hope you’ll help others! We hope you persevere in your studies and work hard toward your graduation. To learn more about Rotary, please visit Rotary.org.

Ernest G. ’24 & Fern L. ’27 Langenberg Memorial Scholarship Award

Benjamin Sealts • Mary Engelbrecht • Ariel Senics • Tana Fletcher • Afam Nyam

Presenter: Dr. Khadijat Rashid, Interim Dean of the Faculty

Transcript

The Ernest G. ’24 and Fern L. ’27 Langenberg Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 by Dr. Donald N. Langenberg a physicist, professor, and former Chancellor of the University System of Maryland. Ernest and Fern Langenberg, both graduates of Gallaudet University, were Dr. Langenberg’s parents.

The purpose of the Langenberg Memorial Scholarship is to provide an award to outstanding undergraduate students who demonstrate success both in and outside the classroom. Langenberg scholars should hold a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above, as well as demonstrated success in one or more of the following areas: athletics, arts, leadership in student organizations, or involvement in community programs, civic programs and causes.

The recipients of this award are Mary Engelbrecht, Tana Fletcher, Afam Nyam, Benjamin Sealts, and Ariel Senics.

Linwood Smith Award

Miki Smith • LaToya Plummer • VicToria Crockett • TraShauna Tate • Dajour Wallace • Kayla Sturdivant

Presenter: Dr. Carolyn McCaskill, Director of the Center for Black Deaf Studies (CBDS) at Gallaudet University and Professor in Deaf studies programs

Transcript

Hi my name is Dr. Carolyn McCaskill. Director of the Center for Black Deaf Studies (CBDS) at Gallaudet University and Professor in Deaf studies Department. I am very pleased to announce award for Linwood Smith Memorial Scholarship. This year we have 6 students. I am very very proud. They are: 1. Miki Smith, Jr. 2; LaToya Plummer, Jr-Sr; 3. Vic’Toria Crockett, Jr; 4. Tra’Shauna Tate, Soph; 5. Dajour Wallace, Fresh; 6. Kayla Sturdivant, Jr.

School of Human Services and Sciences

Physical Education & Recreation

Dorothy Hamberg Memorial Leadership Award

Noah Valencia

Presenters: Michael Brecheen (Instructor), Dr. Carol Riddick (Chair/Professor), Sarah Doleac (Assistant Professor), Dr. Curtis Clemens (Assistant Professor), Dr. Yoojung Rhee (Assistant Professor), Ryan Barlongo (Instructor), Vanessa Arp (Instructor), and Keith Sanfacon (Instructor)

Transcript

PER Dorothy Hamberg Memorial Award- Video Transcript (Spring 2021)

[The video opens with a black screen with the following tagline in white letters: “Physical Education & Recreation Department.” The tagline then changes to the following: “Dorothy Hamberg Memorial Leadership Award.”]

[The scene changes to show Darrin (known as DB), a white, Deaf man, who is about to introduce himself. A white text appears at the bottom left of the screen. It reads: “Darrin Brecheen- Instructor.”]

DB: “Hello!”

[The scene quickly changes to show Carol, a white, hearing woman, who is about to introduce herself. A white text appears at the bottom left of the screen. It reads: “Dr. Carol Riddick- Chair/Professor.”]

Carol: “Hello!” (Blows a party whistle)

[The scene quickly changes to show Keith, a white, Deaf man, who is about to introduce himself. A white text appears at the bottom left of the screen. It reads: “Keith Sanfacon- Instructor.”]

Keith: (Looks around and sees people jumping for joy) “What is going on? Oh, yes!!”

[The scene quickly changes to show Sarah, a white, Deaf woman, who is about to introduce herself. A white text appears at the bottom left of the screen. It reads: “Sarah Doleac- Assistant Professor.”]

Sarah: “Hello!” (

Points to someone off-screen) [The scene quickly changes to show Curtis, a white, hearing man, who is about to introduce himself. A white text appears at the bottom left of the screen. It reads: “Dr. Curtis Clemens- Assistant Professor.”]

Curtis: “Hello!”

[The scene quickly changes to show YooJung, an Asian, hearing woman, who is about to introduce herself. A white text appears at the top left of the screen. It reads: “Dr. YooJung Rhee- Assistant Professor.” There is also an aqua text appearing at the bottom left of the screen. It reads: “Noah, Congratulation!”]

YooJung: “Hello! Congratulations!”

[The scene quickly changes to show Vanessa, a white, Deaf woman, who is about to introduce herself. A white text appears at the bottom left of the screen. It reads: “Vanessa Arp- Instructor.”]

Vanessa: “Hello!”

[The scene quickly changes to show Ryan, an Asian-Pacific Islander, Deaf man, who is about to introduce himself. A white text appears at the bottom left of the screen. It reads: “Ryan Barlongo- Instructor.”]

Ryan: “Hello!”

[The scene quickly changes to back to DB.]

DB: “On behalf of our PER Department, we want to inform you the recipient of the Dorothy Hamberg Memorial Leadership Award has been chosen. Guess who you think it is?”

[The scene changes to a picture of Noah, a white, Deaf man who is smiling with the ancient Mayan temple, Tikal, in the background. The picture changes to another of Noah smiling while balancing a basketball on his right hand’s index finger. The last picture is of Noah dribbling a basketball with his left hand, while holding up his right arm with his index and pinky fingers extended. A white text appears at the bottom left of the screen. It reads: “Noah Valencia.”]

[The scene changes back to DB.]

DB: “Congratulations!!”

[The scene changes to Carol.]

Carol: “Congratulations, Noah! I am proud of you!” [The scene changes to Sarah.] Sarah: “Noah! Congratulations!!”

[The scene changes to Curtis.]

Curtis: “Noah, congratulations!”

[The scene changes to Keith.]

Keith: “Congratulations, Noah!!”

[The scene changes to Ryan.]

Ryan: “Noah, congratulations on your award!!”

[The scene changes to YooJung.]

YooJung: “Congratulations!!”

[The scene quickly changes to Vanessa.]

Vanessa: “Congratulations!!”

[The scene changes to DB.]

DB: “I want to share Noah’s overall leadership and characteristics as our PER student. Noah loves to lead, especially with children. He enjoys going to KDES to lead activities for one of his PER courses. While there, many kids look up to him. This impressed many of us. He loves to lead and teach! Noah has charisma, a sense of humor, and the ability to connect with people of diverse backgrounds. Noah has the ability to multitask and take on different duties. For example, as a PER tutor, he is involved in tutoring PER students. He’s been involved in Homecoming activities for PER alumni. He was Vice President for the PER Majors Club. Noah has a bright future and will make a big impact on the Deaf community someday. Congratulations, Noah!!”

[The scene changes to Sarah.]

Sarah: “You deserve it!” (Points to Noah)

[The scene changes to Curtis.]

Curtis: “Good work! Now, go celebrate!”

[The scene changes to Ryan.]

Ryan: “You earned it! Hooray!!”

[The scene changes to Keith.]

Keith: “Congratulations!! Yes!!”

[The scene changes to Vanessa.]

Vanessa: (Fist bumps Noah)

[The scene changes to YooJung.]

YooJung: “Good job and nice work! I am very proud of you!”

[The scene changes to Carol.]

Carol: “Hooray!! (Blows party whistle) [Video ends.]

School of Language, Education, and Culture

Education

The Outstanding Undergraduate Education Award

Merri Lindsey

Presenters: Dr. Bobbie Jo Kite Herbold, Department of Education, Undergraduate Program Director

Transcript

The Department of Education is thrilled to present our “Outstanding Undergraduate Education Award”. The criterion for this award is a student who is a senior and demonstrates exemplary commitment to and achievement in teaching and learning to be an outstanding Undergraduate Education Major. This award goes to Merri Lindsey! Congratulations! The Department of Education faculty recognizes your exceptional coursework. This includes your attendance and class participation, course-related projects, midterm, and final examinations, and working with your peers on projects as well as your outstanding student teaching placements. Congratulations!

English

The MacDougall Creative Writing Award

First Place: Nathaniel Humpal • Jared Herman

Honorable Mention: Payne Yance

Presenter: Dr. Franklin Torres, Professor

Transcript

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Gallaudet University English Department’s Annual MacDougall Creative Writing Contest, spring 2021. For first place, we have a tie: Nathaniel Humpal for “Debate Royale” and Jared Herman for “Dark Magic.” For Honorable Mention, we have Payne Yance for “Life, Death, and Gender.” Congratulations to these three English majors and this prestigious accomplishment.

Interpretation and Translation

Marie Jean Philip Award

Stephan Kennedy

Blaise Wafo Ndetatsin Award

Melchior Fernandez

Presenters: Dr. Stephen D. Collins

Transcript

I am Dr. Steven D. Collins, professor at the Department of Interpretation and Translation under The School of Language, Education, and Culture. Every year, the Department grants two awards: the Marie Jean Philip Award and the Blaise Wafo Ndetatsin Award. The awards are granted to two exemplary BAI senior students. The BAI faculty have decided, and the Marie Jean Phillip Award will be granted to an outstanding student that demonstrates excellence in academics and interpreting: Stephan Kennedy! Congratulations! The second award, the Blaise Wafo Ndetatsin Award, goes to a student who has been involved and made outstanding contributions to the Deaf community: Melchior Fernandez! Congratulations to both students!

Linguistics

Outstanding Linguistics Undergraduate Student Award

Stephan Kennedy

Presenter: Deanna Gagne, Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Linguistics

Transcript

Image: Gallaudet Logo with “Department of Linguistics”]

Deanna Gagne: We are really excited to announce the awardee for our Linguistics Outstanding Student Award! The Linguistics department wants to recognize the student nominated for the Outstanding Student Award. This award goes to a student who is hard working, highly achieving, and very involved in Linguistics. All our graduating students were highly qualified and the competition was tough.

This year’s award goes to Stephan Kennedy.

[Image of Stephan Kennedy and the words “Outstanding Linguistics Undergraduate Award”]

Stephan’s work in linguistics shows his deep understanding of linguistic theory and how it applies to real world situations. Through his participation in research and his excellence in his academics, it is clear that he will carry linguistics with him throughout his career. Congratulations, Stephan!

Julie Hochgesang: Congratulations!

Deborah Chen Pichler: Congratulations!

Miako Villanueva: Cheers for your success! Congratulations!

Deanna Gagne: We look forward to seeing your next steps!

[Image: Gallaudet Logo with “Department of Linguistics”]

School of Arts and Humanities

Art and Media Design Program

Joseph L. Mattivi Award

Kendall Hudson: Outstanding Overall Senior Award

Xiangming Liu: Creative Senior Award

Antwon White Giddens: Most Optimistic, Hard-Working and Productive Award

Presenter: Max Kazemzadeh

Transcript

All ART Program Faculty discussed and selected award recipients for the Joseph L. Mattivi Award. These awards were granted based on the following criteria: GPA, Work Ethic, Interpersonal Communication, Dedication to Self-Improvement, Creativity, Examples of Leadership, Skills. The three ART Major award winners include Senior Kendall Hudson for the “Outstanding Overall Senior Award,” Senior Xiangming Liu for the “Creative Senior Award,” and Junior Antwon White-Giddens for the “Most Optimistic, Hard-Working and Productive Award.”

Each of this year’s award recipients exhibited self-starter attitude throughout their education, conducting independent research and extra work where necessary to continually improve the quality of their project outcomes. They also exhibited clear and professional communication with professors and peers, a dedication to improving their own creative process while expanding their technical skillset, as well as a willingness to assist peers achieve similar successes through their influence. Congratulations to all three 2021 award recipients and are excited for your successes in the years to come.

Deaf Studies

The Marie J. Philip Award

Award Recipient

Presenters: Tawny Holmes, Benjamin Bahan

Transcript

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Theatre and Dance Program

Ear Ball – Beethoven Society

Award Recipient#1: Shelby Norris

Presenter: Sue Gill-Doleac, Director of the Gallaudet Dance Company

Transcript

Hello! I am Sue Gill-Doleac, Director of the Gallaudet Dance Company in the theatre and dance program. I am happy to inform you that we have been practicing dance through zoom. We have not allowed COVID-19 stop us from dancing. The first dance award is called “Ear Ball-Beethoven Society.” The student must meet the following criteria: – Loyalty to Gallaudet Dance Company -Performance ability -Number of shows the student has participated in -Have a strong interest in music -Cumulative GPA or 3.0 or better This student-dancer joined the dance company when she was freshman. She has really improved a lot with her dance skills. She is also in the Honors Program. The recipient of this award is Shelby Norris. Congratulations!

Ear Ball – Beethoven Society

Award Recipient#2: Annemarie Timling

Presenter: Sue Gill-Doleac, Director of the Gallaudet Dance Company

Transcript

Hello again! I hope everyone is happy and healthy. I am Sue Gill-Doleac, Director of the Gallaudet Dance Company in the theatre and dance program. I am presenting another dance award called “Ear Ball-Beethoven Society.” This award will be given to a second dancer who meets the following criteria: -Loyalty to Gallaudet Dance Company -Performance ability -Number of shows the student has participated in -Have a strong interest in music – Cumulative GPA or 3.0 or better This dancer joined the company as a freshman. She has outstanding dance skills and danced most of her life. She is a beautiful dancer and also an honor student. The recipient of this award is Annemarie Timling. Congratulations!

Liberace Award for Excellence in Dance, Music, and Theatre

Award Recipient #1: Harmony Baniaga

Presenter: Sue Gill-Doleac, Director of the Gallaudet Dance Company

Transcript

Hello! Happy Spring! It’s time for awards. I am still presenting more dance awards. Please bear with me. Next award is called “Liberace” music award. The student must meet the following criteria: -Full-time student majoring in Theatre or minoring in Dance -Have a strong interest in music -Financial need -Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better -Overall contribution to the Theatre and Dance Program This student has been dancing and signing songs for several years. She is an outstanding performer and dancer. She is wonderful at everything she does. The recipient of this award is Harmony Baniaga. Congratulations!

Liberace Award for Excellence in Dance, Music, and Theatre

Award Recipent #2: Lynicia Maynard

Presenter: Sue Gill-Doleac, Director of the Gallaudet Dance Company

Transcript

Hello again! I am Sue Gill-Doleac, director of the Gallaudet Dance Company. I will be presenting another music award entitled “Liberace” music award. The student must meet the following criteria: -Full-time student majoring in Theatre or minoring in Dance -Have a strong interest in music -Financial need -Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better -Overall contribution to the Theatre and Dance Program This student really loves music. You will always see her listening to music day and night. She is now doing an internship with the dance company and has done an amazing job. The recipient of this award is Lynicia Maynard. Congratulations!

Psi Iota Xi Dance Award

Lexine Brooks

Presenter: Sue Gill-Doleac, Director of the Gallaudet Dance Company

Transcript

Hello! I hope everyone is doing great. I will be presenting one more special dance award. I am Sue Gill-Doleac, director of the Gallaudet Dance Company in the Theatre and Dance Program. This award is called “Psi Iota Xi” dance award. This foundation has supported the dance company for many years. The student must meet the following criteria: -Loyalty to Gallaudet Dance Company -Service to Gallaudet Dance Company -Performance ability -Financial need -Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better This dancer joined the dance company when she was a freshman and is a senior now. She has been dancing her whole life. She has outstanding dance skills. She can choreograph; lead; and teach. Overall, she is an amazing student-dancer. She truly deserves this award. The recipient of this award is Lexine Brooks. Congratulations!

School of Science, Technology, Mathematics, Accessibility, and Public Health

Chemistry Program

Charles R. Ely Award

Dreek Faust – Biology • Tyler Mitchell – Biology • William Vaillancour – Chemistry

Presenter: Dr. Daniel J. Lundberg, Professor of Chemistry

Transcript

Hi everyone, I’m Dr. Daniel Lundberg, program director for both the Biology Program and the Chemistry & Physics Program, the science programs at Gallaudet University. Every year, we give a cash award to the biology and/chemistry student(s) who show the most proficiency in the sciences, from one to several students every year. They show the most proficiency in the sciences: high GPA, work ethic, and involvement in the program. The Charles R. Ely Award is named in honor of Dr. Charles Ely, class of 1892, who was also a member of the Gallaudet faculty and college vice president. His family established the award in 1939; the income from that fund is given as a scholarship to the student(s) who show the most proficiency in the sciences. A big honor. This year, faculty in both programs all agreed that 3 students were most deserving of the award: Dreek Faust (biology major), Tyler Mitchell (biology major), and William Vaillancour (chemistry major). Again, congratulations! Keep up your great work; we all are proud of you.

Most Outstanding General Chemistry Student

Charles Harris

Presenter: Dr. Daniel J. Lundberg, Professor of Chemistry

Transcript

Hi everyone, I’m Dr. Daniel Lundberg, program director for both the biology and chemistry/physics programs – Gallaudet’s science programs. Every year, the chemistry faculty who teach the gateway course – general chemistry lecture and lab – decide who is most deserving of the award. That student shows the best effort in academic work and a good attitude, supportive of his/her classmates, like a true scientist. The student is…… Charles Harris. Congratulations – you’re the most outstanding general chemistry student!

Information and Technology

Information Technology Excellence Award

Vladimir Slavov

Presenter: Dr. Raja Kushalnagr

Transcript

Vladimir Slavov, congratulations on your IT Award for exellence, in recognition of your grades, internships in Spring and Summer.

Mathematics Program

Leon Auerbach Freshman Mathematics Award

Blessed Mbogo • Samantha Castaneda

Presenter: Todd Bonheyo

Transcript

Hello! I am Todd Bonheyo. As representative of the Math Program, I am excited to announce the Auerbach Freshman Award. This award is given to freshmen students demonstrating outstanding achievement in mathematics. This year we have two awardees: Blessed Mbogo and Samantha Castaneda. Congratulation to both of our award winners!

STAMP Tutoring Excellence

  • Biology Tutoring Excellence: Nancy Barker
  • Chemistry Tutoring Excellence: Amie Sankoh
  • Physics Tutoring Excellence: Alex Lin
  • Information Technology Tutoring Excellence: Oladimeji Okeniyi
  • Mathematics Tutoring Excellence: Oladimeji Okeniyi
  • Public Health Tutoring Excellence: Nancy Barker
  • Psychology Tutoring Excellence: Alexis Wright
  • Best Newcomer Tutor: Blessed Mbogo
  • Promising Tutor: Jenny Mendis
  • Faculty Liaison Excellence: Dr. Daniel Lundberg

Presenters: Susanna Henderson (STAMP Tutoring Center Coordinator) and Quanchen Warmack (STAMP Coordinator Assistant)

Transcript

(First shown on the left side is a white South African female with a long black hair winding down her back. She is wearing a black shirt with a black scarf around her neck and black-rimmed glasses. She is sitting in front of a beige background.)

Hello, my name is Susanna (side of hand, shaped like the letter B, meets jaw line and gently taps face several times). I am the STAMP, Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, Public Health, and Psychology Tutoring Center Coordinator. The newest addition is Psychology, so the new sign for the Center is now spelled as STAMP with the squared symbol (2) added at the end.

(An Asian female with a long black hair cascading to her chest. She is wearing a black v-necked shirt. She is sitting in front of a beige background.)

My name is Quanchen (signing fingers of open-palm against the chin in left-right movement). I specialize as the STAMP Coordinator Assistant.

(Susanna narrating)

Now, I would like to list ten awards. How? Based on the Navigate reports, with students that have taken up tutoring. I will identify for each major. Ready?

YES!

First, for Biology Tutor Excellence, the award goes to is Nancy Barker (signing her name with the letter “N” in the shape of 7).

The words “Certificate of Award” in the color buff in the middle along the top. The white words “GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY” in the left on the top. The black word “for” is below “Certificate of Award” then “Biology Tutoring Excellence” in bold black words after that. The black cursive word “Nancy Barker” is in the middle. The black words “On this day, 15th of April, two thousand and twenty-one (2021) in recognition of your exceptional service and dedication to Gallaudet students” are below “Nancy Barker” and then “The STAMP Center Tutorial and Instructional Programs (TIPS)” after that. In the bottom left, Susanna Henderson’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Susanna Henderson” below the line then “STAMP Center Coordinator” after that. In the bottom right, Quanchen Warmack’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Quanchen Warmack” below the line then “STAMP Coordinator Assistant” after that. In the far bottom left, there are blue words “CONNECT. DISCOVER. INFLUENCE.” The award consists of a dark blue frame along with buff fancy decorations along the frame. In the far top right, there is a photo of Chapel Hall at Gallaudet University.

A picture of Nancy Barker appears in front of the award.

Bio picture description:

A white female with dark blonde hair parted to the left and pulled back, turning to her left side to the camera.

She has sunglasses on top of her head. She is wearing a grey sweatshirt that has white fuzzy lining on the hood.

She is posing in front of a lawn having a tree with green leaves on her left side.

Chemistry Tutoring Excellence: Amie Sankoh (signing the letter “A” on her cheek with the front-back movement)

The words “Certificate of Award” in the color buff in the middle along the top. The white words “GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY” in the left on the top. The black word “for” is below “Certificate of Award” then “Chemistry Tutoring Excellence” in bold black words after that. The black cursive word “Amie Sankoh” is in the middle. The black words “On this day, 15th of April, two thousand and twenty-one (2021) in recognition of your exceptional service and dedication to Gallaudet students” are below “Amie Sankoh” and then “The STAMP Center Tutorial and Instructional Programs (TIPS)” after that. In the bottom left, Susanna Henderson’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Susanna Henderson” below the line then “STAMP Center Coordinator” after that. In the bottom right, Quanchen Warmack’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Quanchen Warmack” below the line then “STAMP Coordinator Assistant” after that. In the far bottom left, there are blue words “CONNECT. DISCOVER. INFLUENCE.” The award consists of a dark blue frame along with buff fancy decorations along the frame. In the far top right, there is a photo of Chapel Hall at Gallaudet University.

A picture of Amie Sankoh appears in front of the award.

Bio picture description:

A Black female facing at a downwards angle towards the photograph’s lower left corner.

She has long black hair with bangs, and is wearing a necklace and has on a white top with an orange front.

She is standing in front of a wall with an EXIT sign beside her head on the left side.

Physics Tutoring Excellence: Alex Lin (signing the letter “AL” on his cheek)

The words “Certificate of Award” in the color buff in the middle along the top. The white words “GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY” in the left on the top. The black word “for” is below “Certificate of Award” then “Physics Tutoring Excellence” in bold black words after that. The black cursive word “Alex Lin” is in the middle. The black words “On this day, 15th of April, two thousand and twenty-one (2021) in recognition of your exceptional service and dedication to Gallaudet students” are below “Alex Lin” and then “The STAMP Center Tutorial and Instructional Programs (TIPS)” after that. In the bottom left, Susanna Henderson’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Susanna Henderson” below the line then “STAMP Center Coordinator” after that. In the bottom right, Quanchen Warmack’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Quanchen Warmack” below the line then “STAMP Coordinator Assistant” after that. In the far bottom left, there are blue words “CONNECT. DISCOVER. INFLUENCE.” The award consists of a dark blue frame along with buff fancy decorations along the frame. In the far top right, there is a photo of Chapel Hall at Gallaudet University.

A picture of Alex Lin appears in front of the award.

Bio picture description:

A smiling Asian male with short black hair.

He is wearing a light blue buttoned shirt.

He is standing in front of a green bushy plant with red flowers.

Information Technology Tutoring Excellence: Oladimeji Okeniyi (signing the letter “O” from the top of the chest to the stomach)

The words “Certificate of Award” in the color buff in the middle along the top. The white words “GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY” in the left on the top. The black word “for” is below “Certificate of Award” then “Information Technology Tutoring Excellence” in bold black words after that. The black cursive word “Oladimeji Okeniyi” is in the middle. The black words “On this day, 15th of April, two thousand and twenty-one (2021) in recognition of your exceptional service and dedication to Gallaudet students” are below “Oladimeji Okeniyi” and then “The STAMP Center Tutorial and Instructional Programs (TIPS)” after that. In the bottom left, Susanna Henderson’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Susanna Henderson” below the line then “STAMP Center Coordinator” after that. In the bottom right, Quanchen Warmack’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Quanchen Warmack” below the line then “STAMP Coordinator Assistant” after that. In the far bottom left, there are blue words “CONNECT. DISCOVER. INFLUENCE.” The award consists of a dark blue frame along with buff fancy decorations along the frame. In the far top right, there is a photo of Chapel Hall at Gallaudet University.

A picture of Oladimeji Okeniyi appears in front of the award.

Bio picture description:

A Black male smiling widely, showing his white teeth.

He has very short black hair on the top and is wearing a light greyish blue shirt.

He is in front of a light beige tan wall.

Mathematics Tutoring Excellence: Oladimeji Okeniyi (signing the letter “O” from the top of the chest to the stomach)

The words “Certificate of Award” in the color buff in the middle along the top. The white words “GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY” in the left on the top. The black word “for” is below “Certificate of Award” then “Mathematics Tutoring Excellence” in bold black words after that. The black cursive word “Oladimeji Okeniyi” is in the middle. The black words “On this day, 15th of April, two thousand and twenty-one (2021) in recognition of your exceptional service and dedication to Gallaudet students” are below “Oladimeji Okeniyi” and then “The STAMP Center Tutorial and Instructional Programs (TIPS)” after that. In the bottom left, Susanna Henderson’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Susanna Henderson” below the line then “STAMP Center Coordinator” after that. In the bottom right, Quanchen Warmack’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Quanchen Warmack” below the line then “STAMP Coordinator Assistant” after that. In the far bottom left, there are blue words “CONNECT. DISCOVER. INFLUENCE.” The award consists of a dark blue frame along with buff fancy decorations along the frame. In the far top right, there is a photo of Chapel Hall at Gallaudet University.

A picture of Oladimeji Okeniyi appears in front of the award.

Bio picture description:

A Black male smiling widely, showing his white teeth.

He has very short black hair on the top and is wearing a light greyish blue shirt.

He is in front of a light beige tan wall.

Public Health Tutoring Excellence: Nancy Barker (signing the letter “N” in a 7-shape)

The words “Certificate of Award” in the color buff in the middle along the top. The white words “GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY” in the left on the top. The black word “for” is below “Certificate of Award” then “Public Health Tutoring Excellence” in bold black words after that. The black cursive word “Nancy Barker” is in the middle. The black words “On this day, 15th of April, two thousand and twenty-one (2021) in recognition of your exceptional service and dedication to Gallaudet students” are below “Nancy Barker” and then “The STAMP Center Tutorial and Instructional Programs (TIPS)” after that. In the bottom left, Susanna Henderson’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Susanna Henderson” below the line then “STAMP Center Coordinator” after that. In the bottom right, Quanchen Warmack’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Quanchen Warmack” below the line then “STAMP Coordinator Assistant” after that. In the far bottom left, there are blue words “CONNECT. DISCOVER. INFLUENCE.” The award consists of a dark blue frame along with buff fancy decorations along the frame. In the far top right, there is a photo of Chapel Hall at Gallaudet University.

A picture of Nancy Barker appears in front of the award.

Bio picture description:

A white female with dark blonde hair parted to the left and pulled back, turning to her left side to the camera.

She has sunglasses on top of her head. She is wearing a grey sweatshirt that has white fuzzy lining on the hood.

She is posing in front of a lawn having a tree with green leaves on her left side.

Psychology Tutoring Excellence: Alexis Wright (spell “LEX”)

The words “Certificate of Award” in the color buff in the middle along the top. The white words “GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY” in the left on the top. The black word “for” is below “Certificate of Award” then “Psychology Tutoring Excellence” in bold black words after that. The black cursive word “Alexis Wright” is in the middle. The black words “On this day, 15th of April, two thousand and twenty-one (2021) in recognition of your exceptional service and dedication to Gallaudet students” are below “Alexis Wright” and then “The STAMP Center Tutorial and Instructional Programs (TIPS)” after that. In the bottom left, Susanna Henderson’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Susanna Henderson” below the line then “STAMP Center Coordinator” after that. In the bottom right, Quanchen Warmack’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Quanchen Warmack” below the line then “STAMP Coordinator Assistant” after that. In the far bottom left, there are blue words “CONNECT. DISCOVER. INFLUENCE.” The award consists of a dark blue frame along with buff fancy decorations along the frame. In the far top right, there is a photo of Chapel Hall at Gallaudet University.

A picture of Alexis Wright appears in front of the award.

Bio picture description:

A smiling white female with wavy, light blond hair cascading down past her shoulders.

She is wearing a burnt orange turtleneck with a white ribbed buttoned shirt over it.

She is leaning against a wooden framed post in front of a french door with a ball-shaped chandelier of tiny yellow lights hanging from the ceiling behind her.

I would like to recognize seven awards. Now, three of them are

First, Best Newcomer Tutor: Blessed Mbogo (signing “bless”)

The words “Certificate of Award” in the color buff in the middle along the top. The white words “GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY” in the left on the top. The black word “for” is below “Certificate of Award” then “Best Newcomer Tutor” in bold black words after that. The black cursive word “Blessed Mbogo” is in the middle. The black words “On this day, 15th of April, two thousand and twenty-one (2021) in recognition of your exceptional service and dedication to Gallaudet students” are below “Blessed Mbogo” and then “The STAMP Center Tutorial and Instructional Programs (TIPS)” after that. In the bottom left, Susanna Henderson’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Susanna Henderson” below the line then “STAMP Center Coordinator” after that. In the bottom right, Quanchen Warmack’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Quanchen Warmack” below the line then “STAMP Coordinator Assistant” after that. In the far bottom left, there are blue words “CONNECT. DISCOVER. INFLUENCE.” The award consists of a dark blue frame along with buff fancy decorations along the frame. In the far top right, there is a photo of Chapel Hall at Gallaudet University.

A picture of Blessed Mbogo appears in front of the award.

Bio picture description:

A smiling black male with closely-cropped dark-coloured hair. He has a visible black birthmark on the left side of his chin.

He is wearing a black tuxedo suit over a white shirt.

He is standing in front of a blurred dark blue background.

Second, Promising Tutoring: Jenny Mendis (signing the open 5 handshape with fingers clenching like monkey but with one hand)

The words “Certificate of Award” in the color buff in the middle along the top. The white words “GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY” in the left on the top. The black word “for” is below “Certificate of Award” then “Promising Tutoring” in bold black words after that. The black cursive word “Jenny Mendis” is in the middle. The black words “On this day, 15th of April, two thousand and twenty-one (2021) in recognition of your exceptional service and dedication to Gallaudet students” are below “Jenny Mendis” and then “The STAMP Center Tutorial and Instructional Programs (TIPS)” after that. In the bottom left, Susanna Henderson’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Susanna Henderson” below the line then “STAMP Center Coordinator” after that. In the bottom right, Quanchen Warmack’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Quanchen Warmack” below the line then “STAMP Coordinator Assistant” after that. In the far bottom left, there are blue words “CONNECT. DISCOVER. INFLUENCE.” The award consists of a dark blue frame along with buff fancy decorations along the frame. In the far top right, there is a photo of Chapel Hall at Gallaudet University.

A picture of Jenny Mendis appears in front of the award.

Bio picture description:

A half-smiling white female with long, light brown hair.

She is wearing a brown tortoise shell rimmed glasses, has on dark blue earrings with a black, white, grey and red plaid shirt over a black crew-necked top.

She is standing in front of a beige-coloured sandy shore and a large body of water in the background, with the pink-orange glow of either the early morning sunrise or evening sunset along the waterline in the distant horizon.

Third, Faculty Liaison Excellence: Dr. Daniel Lundberg (signing the letter “DL” on the top side of the head)

The words “Certificate of Award” in the color buff in the middle along the top. The white words “GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY” in the left on the top. The black word “for” is below “Certificate of Award” then “Faculty Liaison Excellence” in bold black words after that. The black cursive word “Dr. Daniel Lundberg” is in the middle. The black words “On this day, 15th of April, two thousand and twenty-one (2021) in recognition of your exceptional service and dedication to Gallaudet students” are below “Dr. Daniel Lundberg” and then “The STAMP Center Tutorial and Instructional Programs (TIPS)” after that. In the bottom left, Susanna Henderson’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Susanna Henderson” below the line then “STAMP Center Coordinator” after that. In the bottom right, Quanchen Warmack’s signature in cursive above the line. The black words “Quanchen Warmack” below the line then “STAMP Coordinator Assistant” after that. In the far bottom left, there are blue words “CONNECT. DISCOVER. INFLUENCE.” The award consists of a dark blue frame along with buff fancy decorations along the frame. In the far top right, there is a photo of Chapel Hall at Gallaudet University.

A picture of Dr. Daniel Lundberg appears in front of the award.

Bio picture description:

A white male with short dark grey hair with a dark grey beard.

He is wearing a white collared dress shirt with purple tie and black rimmed glasses.

Now we recognized those who got the awards. Wow, great job! Yay! Congratulations!

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