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Deaf Studies Awards 2007
On April 24, 2007 students in the Deaf Studies program, faculty and members from the community gathered for a reception with the family members of the late John Philip. This was the opportunity to announce the winners of the John Philip Award (a presidential award) and the Laurent Clerc Award (an award within the Deaf Studies program).
The John Philip Memorial award was given to Camille Alvarado.
The award is given in memory of John Philip, a long-time leader in the Deaf community and a person whose heart and a soul were open to all people, Deaf and Hearing.
Camille is now working in the Volunteer Services Department at Yale New Haven Hospital as the volunteer program assistant. Camille will start applying to medical schools this summer and hope to start in the fall of 2008. Her goal is to go into pediatrics and hopefully work with deaf and hard of hearing children.
Prof. Judy Fask, Camille Alvarado ’07, Prof. Dennise Scott, Prof. Ying Li
The Lauren Clerc Award was given to John Nunez
John immediate plans are to work this summer in landscaping, coach JV soccer for his high school and work on getting his national strength and conditioning license (for personal and athletic team training). John plans to stay involved with the Deaf community around his home area in New York. Future goals include applying to an interpreting school somewhere!
Prof. Ying Li, John Nunez ‘07, Prof. Judy Fask
and John Philip's family
Daughter-Joan Philip, Wife-Doris Philip, Sister-Violet Burtt