Bob Alcorn Awards

** Granted in recognition of outstanding service to deaf people and TSID. **

  • 2000
    • Fran Herrington-Borre
  • 2002
    • Lillian Beard
  • 2011
    • Brian Kilpatrick

The eligibility criteria, which all candidates must meet to qualify for consideration, are as follows:

  1. Must serve as a role model for people in the field of interpreting; demonstrating that they are an ally of Deaf people, teaching, mentoring and/or having developed instructional materials for ASL, and/or interpreter training.
  2. Must be one who respects people from all walks of life, regardless of their ability to hear, race, economic status, etc. He/she encourages students/people to grow to their maximum potential.
  3. Must be a Deaf Rights advocate, a staunch proponent of ASL and Deaf Culture. This can be demonstrated in his/her teaching, interpreting and advocating.
  4. Must currently be or have been a Texas resident, and has contributed to the field of interpreting or deafness in a significant way, in the state of Texas.
  5. Must be a current TSID member.

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