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The following are diplomas granted to Gallaudet University graduate and undergraduate students and signed by United States President John F. Kennedy, who was president from 1961 until 1963.

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

During this period the institution was known as Gallaudet College.

U.S. President

Gallaudet President

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

1961-1963

Leonard Elstad

Leonard M. Elstad, G-’23

1945-1969

1962

Nancy Bloom Diploma

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Nancy Bloom Rarus

Nancy Bloom Rarus

Bachelor of Arts

June 4, 1962

Gallaudet University would like to thank Nancy Bloom Rarus, ’62, for generously donating her diploma.

Powrie Doctor Diploma

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Powrie Vaux Doctor

Powrie Vaux Doctor

Doctor of Humane Letters

June 4, 1962

1963

Lawrence Forestal, Jr. Diploma

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Lawrence Forestal, Jr.

Lawrence Forestal, Jr.

Bachelor of Arts

June 3, 1963

Gallaudet University would like to thank Geraldine Forestal, ’91 & G-’93, for generously donating her husband’s diplomas.

1964

Diploma - Marie Kaumchey Smith

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Marie Kamuchey Smith

Marie Kamuchey Smith

Bachelor of Science

June 8, 1964

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