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The following are diplomas granted to Gallaudet University graduate and undergraduate students and signed by United States President James “Jimmy” Carter, who was president from 1977 until 1981.

Although President Carter never visited campus during his four-year term in office, he and his wife, Rosalynn, stayed on campus June 14-20, 1992, as part of a group of volunteers for Habitat for Humanity who were in town to rehab homes in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. In October 2010, the Carters returned to the local area with Habitat for Humanity (though they could not attend the volunteer orientation held on campus due to a flight delay). They were joined by Gallaudet President Alan Hurwitz and other Gallaudet volunteers to work on homes in the Ivy City neighborhood that adjoins the campus.

Diplomas were also signed by Edward C. Merrill, Jr., president of Gallaudet from 1969 until 1983.

During this period the institution was known as Gallaudet College.

U.S. President

Gallaudet President

James 'Jimmy' Carter

James “Jimmy” Carter

1977-1981

Edward C. Merrill, Jr.

Edward C. Merrill, Jr.

1969-1983

1976

Carolyn Nancy Stockwell Diploma

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Carolyn Nancy Stockwell

Carolyn Nancy Stockwell

Bachelor of Arts

May 18, 1976

Gallaudet University would like to thank Carolyn Stockwell Perry, ’76, for generously donating her diploma.

1977

Marianne Sasseen Diploma

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Marianne Sasseen

Marianne Sasseen

Master of Arts

May 23, 1977

Gallaudet University would like to thank Marianne Sasseen, ’70 & G-’77, for generously donating her diplomas.

1978

Janet Sue Rothenberg Diploma

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Janet Sue Rothenberg

Janet Sue Rothenberg

Bachelor of Arts

May 22, 1978

Gallaudet University would like to thank Janet Rothenberg Weinstock ’78 & G-’81 for generously donating her B.A. and M.A. diplomas.

1979

Robbie Jane Carmichael Diploma

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Robbie Jane Carmichael

Robbie Jane Carmichael

Bachelor of Science

with distinction

May 21, 1979

Thanks to Robbie Jane Carmichael, ’79 & G-’81, for generously donating her diplomas to the University Archives.

Nancy Jean Pollock Diploma

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Dr. Nancy Jean Pollock Carroll

Dr. Nancy Jean Pollock Carroll

Master of Arts

May 21, 1979

Thanks to Dr. Nancy Carroll, G-’79, for generously donating her diploma to the University Archives.

1980

Katherine Jankowski Diploma

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Dr. Katherine

Dr. Katherine “Kathy” Anne Jankowski

Bachelor of Arts

with distinction

May 19, 1980

Thanks to Dr. Katherine Anne Jankowski, ’80, for generously donating her diploma to the University Archives.

Olivia Mae Schnoor Diploma

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Olivia Mae Schnoor

Olivia Mae Schnoor

Bachelor of Science

May 19, 1980

Thanks to Olivia Mae Schnoor, ’80, for generously donating her diploma to the University Archives.

Joseph William Speranza Diploma

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Joseph William Speranza

Joseph William Speranza

Bachelor of Arts

May 19, 1980

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