Academics
Areas of Study
The Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund (LCCF) Laurent Clerc Award is presented to a deaf person for outstanding contributions to society. Previous recipients are:
  • 2020: Ernest Elmer Hairston, ’61 & Ph.D ’94 (MD)
  • 2019: Nancy Rourke (CO)
  • 2018: Drago Renteria, E-’90 (CA)
  • 2017: Michelle A. Banks, E-’89 (DC)
  • 2016: Nyle Lorenzo DiMarco, ’13 (NY)
  • 2015: Stephen C. Baldwin ’68 (TX)
  • 2014: Alfred Sonnenstrahl E-’87 (MD)
  • 2013: Ann Silver, ’72 (WA)
  • 2012: Charles C. Baird, E-’72 (TX)
  • 2011: Allison Schlesinger-Sepulveda, ’91 (CA)
  • 2010: Dr. Barbara Kannapell, ’61 (DC)
  • 2009: Scott DeLoach (TX)
  • 2008: No Award
  • 2007: Roy “Ed” Bosson, ’66 (TX) & Nathie L. Marbury, ’75 (TX)
  • 2006: Dr. Gertrude Scott Galloway, ’51 (TX)
  • 2005: No Award
  • 2004: Dr. Carol Padden (CA) & Dr. Tom Humphries, ’68 & ’72 (CA)
  • 2003: Kevin Nolan, Sr. (MD)
  • 2002: Berta Foster (MI)
  • 2001: Dr. Frank Lala (CA)
  • 2000: Ben Soukup, E-’74 (SD)
  • 1999: Sam Rittenberg, E-’23 (AL)
  • 1998: Alexander “Sandy” Ewan (MD)
  • 1997: Marvin J. Marshall, ’47 (IN)
  • 1996: Ausma Smits, ’61 (MD)
  • 1995: Earnest I. Okwara, ’85 (RI)
  • 1994: Albert Couthen, ’66 (MS)
  • 1993: Gilbert C. Eastman, ’57 (MD)
  • 1992: John B. Davis, E ’37 (IL)
  • 1991: Rev. Otto B. Berg, ’38 (DC)
  • 1990: Leo M. Jacobs, ’38 (CA)
  • 1989: Jack R. Gannon, ’59 (MD)
  • 1988: Ernest Marshall (NY)
  • 1987: Charley E. Whisman, ’36 (IN)
  • 1986: William J. Marra, ’30 (KS) & Willard Shorter (DC)
  • 1985: William T. Griffing, ’24 (OK) & Florence B. Crammatte, ’35 (MD)
  • 1984: Jess M. Smith, H ’82 (IN)
  • 1983: Gordon L. Allen (MN)
  • 1982: Alan B. Crammatte, ’32 (MD)
  • 1981: Byron B. Burnes, ’26 (CA)
  • 1980: Frederick C. Schreiber, ’42 (MD)
  • 1979: Frank B. Sullivan, ’41 (IL)
  • 1978: No Award
  • 1977: No Award
  • 1976: Robert G. Sanderson, ’41 (UT)
  • 1975: Frank R. Turk, ’52 (MD)
  • 1974: Benjamin M. Schowe, Sr., ’18 (OH)
  • 1973: James N. Orman, ’23 (IL)
  • 1972: No Award
  • 1971: Robert H. Weibrecht (CA)
  • 1970: David Peikoff, ’29 (MD)

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