ALDA 2018 Award Recipients Honored!
Each year the ALDA Board of Directors honors various people and organizations that have either improved the lives of late-deafened adults or significantly contributed to the activities and well-being of ALDA. Below are descriptions of all the awards given out by ALDA. in 2018 ALDA award recipients normally have worn several hats and contributed to the organization in various ways. The fact that they receive a specific award is often little more than highlighting outstanding service of a particular type.
Descriptions of ALDA Awards Presented in 2018
I. King Jordan Distinguished Achievement Award – Awarded to only one person each year at the discretion of the ALDA Board of Directors, the I. King Jordan Award is the highest honor presented by ALDA. It is presented to a late-deafened person who has had a successful and distinguished career in their chosen field of endeavor, made significant contributions to their community, profession and/or nation, provided an outstanding role model for late-deafened adults everywhere, and clearly demonstrated to the hearing community that a person’s competence, integrity, and human worth are not necessarily diminished by the fact they are deaf.
2018 Recipient: Richard (Rick) Brown
Robert R. Davila ALDA Angel Award – Presented to an individual, organization, or agency providing ALDA with important services, funding or other forms of support during the year.
2018 Recipient: Karen Krull
Able ALDAn Award — Presented to a member of ALDA who has contributed time and hard work above and beyond the call of duty.
2018 Recipient: Debbe Hagner
Cheryl Heppner ALDA Advocacy Award — Presented to a person for outstanding advocacy on behalf of late-deafened adults.
2018 Recipient: Linda Drattell
ALDA President’s Appreciation Award — Presented by the ALDA Prsident to a person who has given special services to ALDA.
2018 Recipient: Gloria Popp
ALDA congratulates all of its award recipients. Their devoted services to ALDA and people with hearing loss are truly and deeply appreciated.