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The Gallaudet University Alumni Association (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, their time in service to others.

Previous recipients are:

  • 2020: Barbara Jean Cassin, ’79 (CT)
  • 2019: Sharon Davinger Wilson, ’76 (CA)
  • 2018: June Rothenberg McMahon, ’74 (FL)
  • 2017: Celia May Laramie Baldwin, ’70 (CA)
  • 2016: Juliette Jo Bienvenu, ’75 (TX)
  • 2015: Tina Jo Breindel, ’81 (CA)
  • 2014: Dorothy C. Brenner, ’59 (MD) & Stephen A. Brenner (MD)
  • 2013: Elisabeth Ann Prinz (CA)
  • 2012: Susan (Virnig) Pedersen, ’64 (CT)
  • 2011: Franna Lou (Corley) Camenisch, ’70 (TX)
  • 2010: Melanie (Skripnek) Paul, ’74 (VA)
  • 2009: Ronald M. Hirano, AAS-’57 (CA)
  • 2008: Norman Finkelstein (FL)
  • 2007: Rev. Jay L. Croft (AL) & Dr. Alexander Fleischman, H-’96 (PA)
  • 2006: Audree Bennett Norton, ’52 (CA) & Kenneth W. Norton, ’50 (CA)
  • 2005: Timothy Owens, ’79 (KY)
  • 2004: Frances Manzella Marzolf, ’69 (VA) & Michael B. Marzolf, ’69 (VA)
  • 2003: Agnes Dunn Sutcliffe, ’59 (MD)
  • 2002: Rita Lloyd Slater, ’52 (FL)
  • 2001: Julian Singleton, AAS-’58 (CA)
  • 2000: Douglas D. Bahl, ’74 (MN)
  • 1999: Lillian Hahn Skinner, ’39 (CA)
  • 1998: Helena P. Schmitt, ’71 (MD)
  • 1997: Richard Huebner (OH)
  • 1996: Georgia Ward Morikawa, E-’52 (HI)
  • 1995: Ralph H. White, ’46 (TX)
  • 1994: Royal S. Teets, ’58 (OR)
  • 1993: Jerome Moers, ’55 (CO) & Betty Rose Moers, ’55 (CO)
  • 1992: Sarah Stiffler Val, ’67 (MD)

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