NTID Presents Academic Achievement And Service Awards




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Awards for academic achievement and outstanding service were recently presented to students at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology.

Academic Achievement Awards recognize students who have earned success in their field of study, contribute to the community, and whose high level of accomplishment are the result of hard work, dedication, and motivation. The recipients are:

Joy Schultz of Rochester, N.Y., 3.94 GPA, master's degree in Secondary Education of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Kari Clark of Winsted, Conn., 4.0 GPA, master's degree in Applied Statistics.
James Fugate of Rochester, N.Y., 4.0 GPA, master's degree in Information Technology.
Sharon Cooke of Rochester, N.Y., 3.87 GPA, bachelor's degree in American Sign Language-English Interpretation.
Julie Kramer of Indianapolis, Ind., 4.0 GPA, associate's degree in American Sign Language-English Interpretation.
Marisa Lalomia of Hampton Bays, N.Y., 3.9 GPA, associate's degree in Applied Computer Technology.

American Sign Language and Interpreting Education (ASLIE) Outstanding Graduate Awards are presented to full-time graduating students in the Interpreting Education program who were nominated by student peers and faculty members and demonstrated academic achievement. The recipients are:

Alicia Leonard of Pittsford, N.Y., 3.69 GPA, bachelor's degree.
Vicki Houseknecht of Albion, N.Y., 3.95 GPA, associate's degree.

Outstanding Graduate Awards are presented to graduating students who achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated appropriate personal and social maturity and service to the RIT community. The recipients are:

Joy Schultz of Rochester, N.Y., 3.94 GPA, master's degree in Secondary Education of Students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Sara Harrington of Rochester, N.Y., 3.81 GPA, bachelor's degree in Social Work.
Adam Stone of Del Mar, Calif., 3.67 GPA, bachelor's degree in Professional and Technical Communication.
David Spaulding of Sunnyvale, Calif., 3.04 GPA, associate's degree in Business Careers.
Jennifer Hume of Mount Juliet, Tenn., 3.37 GPA, associate's degree in Business Careers.

Beth Duffin Award for Outstanding Tutor Notetaker is presented to a graduating student based on nominations from NTID faculty and students. Associates of the late Beth Duffin, first coordinator of NTID's Tutor/Notetaker Training program, endowed the award. The award was presented to Joseph Burwick of Williamsville, N.Y., bachelor's degree in Business Administration-Accounting.

Dr. Robert Frisina Award, named for NTID's founding director, is given to students who contributed to promoting and improving access services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. This year's recipients are:

Kelly Leniz of Brooklyn, N.Y., Applied Arts and Sciences major.
Elizabeth Sorkin of Elk Grove, Calif., Film and Video major.

Dawan L. Albritton Memorial Award, established in memory of Dawan Albritton, whose life as a student at NTID touched many people. It is presented to a student who embraces the spirit of NTID with commitment to education, meeting challenges with tenacity, and demonstrating kindness to others. The recipients are:

Cimonce Hamlett of St.Petersburg, Fla., associate's degree in Business Careers.
Eyob Zerayesus of Columbia, Ohio, associate's degree in Business Careers.

NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. One of eight colleges of RIT, NTID offers educational programs and access and support services to its 1,100 students from around the world who study, live and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RIT's Rochester, N.Y., campus.

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