The Gallaudet University Alumni Association and its Clerc Cultural Committee honored six individuals during the annual Charter Day Awards Reception on Saturday, April 15 at Peikoff Alumni House (“Ole Jim”). About 75 people attended, including members of the Gallaudet University Alumni Association Board of Directors who had just concluded their spring meeting. Guthrie Nutter, G-’15, served as emcee, and President Cordano congratulated the award recipients on behalf of the University.

This year’s awardees were:

Gallaudet University Alumni Association Awards

GUAA Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Jacob D. Leffler, ’10 & G-’15
Presented by Thuan Thi Nguyen-Lakrik, Member-at-Large, GUAA Board of Directors 

GUAA Advocacy and Social Justice Award in honor of Gertrude Scott Galloway, ’51, PhD ’93 & H-’02
Dr. Carolyn C. McCaskill, ’77, G-’79 & PhD ’05
Presented by Usherla DeBerry, ’99, Member-at-Large, GUAA Board of Directors 

GUAA Service to Others Award in honor of Pauline “Polly” Peikoff, E-’36
Marcia A. Zisman, ’80
Presented by Robert Weinstock, Vice President, GUAA Board of Directors

Clerc Cultural Committee Awards

Clerc Cultural Committee Award in Advocacy
Dr. Nancy Hlibok Amann, ’93 & G-’96
Presented via video by Maureen Mazza, ’80

Clerc Cultural Committee Award in Advocacy
Freida Morrison
Presented via video by Natalie Grupido, ’90 & EdS ’10

Clerc Cultural Committee Award in Art
Christine Sun Kim
Presented via video by Tate Tullier, ’03

Jacob Leffler and Christine Sun Kim were unable to attend, but accepted their awards via video. 

View photos of the 2023 award recipients.

View the livestream.

View photos from Charter Day.

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