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The Gallaudet University Alumni Association (GUAA) Outstanding Young Alumnus Award is presented to an alum who left the University within the past 15 years and has worked to bring favorable recognition to Gallaudet University.

Previous recipients are:

  • 2020: Najma Johnson, ’12 & G-’14 (DC)
  • 2019: Tabitha Lea Jacques, ’06 (NY)
  • 2018: Alexander Naro Abenchuchan, ’10 (TX)
  • 2017: Storm S. Smith, ’10 (NY)
  • 2016: Melissa A. Malzkuhn, ’04 & G-’08 (MD)
  • 2015: Andrew S. Phillips, ’06 (MD)
  • 2014: Benro T. Ogunyipe, ’92 (IL)
  • 2013: Tanya “Tawny” D. Holmes, ’05 & G-’10 (MD)
  • 2012: Kimberly L. Mokris, ’96 (IL)
  • 2011: Melissa Draganac-Hawk, ’98 & G-’01 (PA)
  • 2010: Lynn Ray Boren, ’96 (MD)
  • 2009: Darian J. Burwell, ’97 & G-’04 (MD)
  • 2008: Trudy Suggs, ’95 (MN)
  • 2007: Terry G. Giansanti, ’98 (Italy)
  • 2006: Kelby N. Brick, ’94 (MD)
  • 2005: Steven A. Florio, ’92 (RI)
  • 2004: Franklin C. Torres, G-’02 (DC)
  • 2003: Joshua Finkle, ’92 (NY)
  • 2002: Wilma Newhoudt,’92 (South Africa)
  • 2001: Steven Hardy-Braz, G-’91 (NC)
  • 2000: Deborah E. White, ’90 (DC)
  • 1999: Jamie H. Clark, ’87 (MD)
  • 1998: Clifford W. Moers, ’86 (CO)
  • 1997: Andrew J. Lange, ’83 (GA)
  • 1996: Linsday Dunn, ’85 (MD)
  • 1995: James E. Tucker, ’81 (MD)
  • 1994: Carin Storch-Freedel, G-’84 (WA)
  • 1993: Thomas K. Holcomb, ’80 (CA)
  • 1992: Joe W. Dannis, ’78 (CA)
  • 1991: Gary L. Malkowski, ’82 (Canada)
  • 1990: Stephen C. Hlibok, ’85 (MD)
  • 1989: Mary Lou Novitsky, ’79 (MD)
  • 1988: Tjoan H. Tan, ’74 (MA)
  • 1987: Ann Silver, ’72 (NY)
  • 1986: John Yeh, ’71 (MD)
  • 1985: Patty Hughes, ’80 (WA)
  • 1984: No award
  • 1983: Cindy Decker, ’79 (IN)
  • 1982: Joseph P. McLaughlin, ’75 (Canada)
  • 1981: Timothy F. Medina, ’72 (MD)
  • 1980: William M. Ortiga, ’71 (DC)
  • 1979: Michael R. Finneran, ’72 (CA)
  • 1978: Gabriel A. Adepoju, ’69 (Nigeria)
  • 1977: Linda Bove, ’68 (CA)
  • 1976: Arthur A. Roehrig, ’68 (DC)

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