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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?”

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 and hard of hearing. That year Gallaudet students, with support from many alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University, protested the Board of Trustees' appointment of a hearing person to the presidency. After the week-long protest Deaf President Now, the Board reversed its decision and named Jordan, one of three finalists for the position, the eighth president of Gallaudet and the first deaf president since the institution was established in 1864. ...more

Age: 74

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Robert R. Davila is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
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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 hearing students. His appointment came after the wake of the Unity for Gallaudet Movement protests of 2006, when many students, staff, and alumni objected to the initial choice of Jane Fernandes as the intended next president. It was originally intended that he serve only 18–24 months as an interim-president, but the Board dropped the interim designation and then extended his contract to 36 months. ...more

Age: 86

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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

Age: 39

Birthplace: Aspen, Colorado, United States of America

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

Age: 37

Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California, USA

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