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The following are diplomas granted to Gallaudet University graduate and undergraduate students and signed by United States President Dwight Eisenhower who was president from 1953 until 1961.

Diplomas were also signed by Leonard Elstad, president of Gallaudet from 1945 until 1969.

In 1954, the overall institution name was renamed Gallaudet College. Until this point, the institution, which included both the Kendall School primary programs and Gallaudet College, was known as the Columbia Institution for the Deaf.

U.S. President

Gallaudet President

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1953-1961

Leonard Elstad

Leonard M. Elstad, G-’23

1945-1969

1953

Norma Burgess Diploma

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Norma Lea Burgess

Norma Lea Burgess

Bachelor of Arts

May 23, 1953

Gallaudet University would like to thank Norma Burgess Tuccinardi ’53 for generously donating her B.A. diploma.

Richard Tuccinardi Diploma

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Richard Anthony Tuccinardi

Richard Anthony Tuccinardi

Bachelor of Arts

May 23, 1953

Gallaudet University would like to thank Norma Burgess Tuccinardi ’53 for generously donating her husband’s B.A. diploma.

1958

Boyce Williams Diploma

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Boyce Robert Williams

Boyce Robert Williams

Doctor of Laws

June 9, 1958

1959

Agnes Dunn Diploma

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Agnes Marie Dunn

Agnes Marie Dunn

Bachelor of Science

June 1, 1959

Thanks to Mrs. Agnes Dunn Sutcliffe, ’59, and Mr. Ronald Sutcliffe, ’59, for generously donating their diplomas to the University Archives.

Jack Gannon Diploma

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Jack Randle Gannon

Jack Randle Gannon

Bachelor of Science

June 1, 1959

Gallaudet University would like to thank Jack R. Gannon, ’59, for generously donating his diploma.

Ronald Sutcliffe Diploma

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Ronald Eugene Sutcliffe

Ronald Eugene Sutcliffe

Bachelor of Science

June 1, 1959

Thanks to Mrs. Agnes Dunn Sutcliffe, ’59, and Mr. Ronald Sutcliffe, ’59, for generously donating their diplomas to the University Archives.

1960

Stanley Smith Diploma

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Stanley Smith

Stanley Smith

Bachelor of Science

June 6, 1960

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