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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Gallaudet University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Gallaudet University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Gallaudet University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Gallaudet University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Gallaudet University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Gallaudet University.

This list includes Shoshannah Stern, Christy Smith and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Gallaudet University?” and “Which celebrities are Gallaudet University alumni?”

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I. King Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Irving King Jordan became, in 1988, the first deaf president of Gallaudet University, the world's only university with all programs and services designed specifically for students who are deaf ...more

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Robert R. Davila is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Dr. Robert Davila served as the ninth president of Gallaudet University, the world's only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of ...more

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Christy Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Christy Smith is the first deaf contestant on the CBS reality television series Survivor: The Amazon and co-founder of Discovering Deaf Worlds.

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Shoshannah Stern is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Actor Shoshannah Stern is an American actress.

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Linda Bove is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Actor Linda Bove is a deaf American actress who played the part of Linda the Librarian on the children's television program Sesame Street from 1971 to 2003.

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Phyllis Frelich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Actor Phyllis Annetta Frelich was an American actress.

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Tyrone Giordano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Actor Tyrone Giordano is a Deaf American actor. Giordano was born in Hartford, Connecticut. An alumnus of Montgomery Blair High School and Gallaudet University, he began acting in Washington, DC in ...more

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George Veditz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Teacher George William Veditz was a former president of National Association of the Deaf of the United States and was one of the first to film American Sign Language.

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Olof Hanson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Olof Hanson Architect Olof Hanson was a deaf American architect.

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Andrew Foster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Andrew Foster Andrew Jackson Foster was a missionary to the deaf in Africa from 1956 until his death in 1987. In 1954, he became the first Deaf African American to earn a bachelor's degree from Gallaudet ...more

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Ángel Ramos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Ángel Ramos Dr. Ángel Ramos was the founder of the National Hispanic Council of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Superintendent of the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind. He earn a doctorate from ...more

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Troy Kotsur is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Troy Kotsur Actor Troy Kotsur is a deaf American actor.

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Frank Bowe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Frank Bowe Frank G. Bowe was the Dr. Mervin Livingston Schloss Distinguished Professor for the Study of Disabilities at Hofstra University. As a disability rights activist, author, and teacher, he ...more

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Gary Malkowski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Gary Malkowski Politician Gary Malkowski is a former Canadian provincial politician. He represented the riding of York East in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 1995, as a member of the Ontario New ...more

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Francis Maginn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Francis Maginn Francis Maginn was a Church of Ireland missionary who worked to improve living standards for the deaf community by promoting sign language and was one of the co-founders of the British Deaf ...more

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Clayton Valli is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Clayton Valli Clayton Valli was a prominent deaf linguist and American Sign Language poet whose work helped further to legitimize ASL and introduce people to the richness of American Sign Language literature. ...more

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Heidi Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Heidi Zimmer Heidi Zimmer is an American deaf mountaineer who has accomplished several notable firsts in mountaineering. She was born deaf, and became the first deaf woman in history to reach the top of Mt. ...more

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Russell Harvard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Actor Russell Wayne Harvard is an American actor. He made his feature film debut in Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, playing opposite Daniel Day-Lewis as his adopted grown son, H.W. ...more

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Ed Waterstreet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Ed Waterstreet Ed Waterstreet is the founder and artistic director of Deaf West Theatre, which was established in 1991, and was the first resident theatre company in America operating under the direction of a ...more

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Kevin Cook is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
Kevin Cook Kevin Lee Cook is an American basketball coach, and former collegiate athlete, who is now the women's basketball head coach at Winthrop University.* He also serves as head coach/technical ...more