Distinguished Alumni Award

RIT's Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes a deserving graduate of NTID or a deaf or hard-of-hearing graduate from another college of RIT. Alumni selected for the award are highly successful in their chosen field of study or career, are actively involved in and contribute to the betterment of the deaf community, and promote spirit among NTID alumni and RIT's deaf and hard-of-hearing alumni. The Distinguished Alumni Award is given annually for each college of RIT.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2017 Samuel & Barbara Ray Holcomb
  • 2016 Barbara Jean “BJ” Wood
  • 2015 David J. Nelson
  • 2014 Andrew Jacobson
  • 2013 Robert Rice
  • 2012 Jerry Nelson
  • 2011 Mark Feder
  • 2010 Sharon L. Applegate
  • 2009 Christopher Wagner
  • 2008 Barbara M. Fallon
  • 2007 Andrew Brenneman
  • 2006 (no award given)
  • 2005 Jelica B. Nuccio
  • 2004 Gary W. Behm
  • 2003 Susan (Wolf) Downes
  • 2002 W.Scot Atkins
  • 2001 David L. Binning
  • 2000 Angela (Donnell) Officer
  • 1999 Philip J. Jacob
  • 1998 Colleen Daviton
  • 1997 Robert J. and Sue (Mozzer) Mather
  • 1996 David S. Rosenthal
  • 1995 James F. Northcutt
  • 1994 Sharaine (Rawlinson) Rice
  • 1993 David H. Pierce
  • 1992 Linda (Kessler) Nelson
  • 1991 Fred R. Mangrubang
  • 1990 Andrew D. Baker
  • 1989 Gary J. Etkie
  • 1988 Gerald M. Isobe
  • 1987 (no award given)
  • 1986 Darlene (Rhoads) Sarnouski
  • 1985 Gerard J. Buckley
  • 1984 Edward B. Lord
  • 1983 George O. Kononenko
  • 1982 Thomas R. Nedved
  • 1981 Robert J. Green
  • 1980 Carmella (Sinaguglia) Ramey
  • 1979 Cynthia (Rohlin) Davidson
  • 1978 William S. Mather
  • 1977 Kevin J. Nolan
  • 1976 Donald H. Stoops

NTID-supported student recipients from College of Liberal Arts

  • 1996 Gerard J. Buckley
  • 1985 Barbara J. Wood
  • 1980 Robert J. Mather
  • 1978 Daniel J. Langholtz

NTID-supported student recipients from College of Science

  • 1985 Andrew D. Baker

NTID-supported student recipients from College of Applied Science and Technology

  • 1976 Gerald A. Nelson