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The following are diplomas granted to Gallaudet University graduate and undergraduate students and signed by United States President Richard Nixon who was president from 1969 until 1974.

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. Along with the collegiate programs, the college also included the Kendall School primary programs and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf. In 1970 Kendall School is renamed the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School.

U.S. President

Gallaudet President

Richard M. Nixon

Richard M. Nixon

1969-1974

Edward C. Merrill, Jr.

Edward C. Merrill, Jr.

1969-1983

1969

Sandra Goldstein Diploma

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Sandra Goldstein

Sandra Goldstein

Bachelor of Arts

May 19, 1969

Thanks to Ms. Sandra Goldstein, ’69, for generously donating her diploma to the University Archives.

Thomas Henry Bull Diploma

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Thomas Henry Bull

Thomas Henry Bull

Master of Arts

May 19, 1969

Thanks to Mr. Thomas Bull, G-’69, for generously donating his diploma to the University Archives.

Jacqueline Nellessen Mann Diploma

Jacqueline Nellessen Mann

Jacqueline Nellessen Mann

Master of Arts

May 19, 1969

Thanks to Mrs. Jacqueline Mann, ’67 & G-’69, and Mr. Willis Mann, ’67, for generously donating their diplomas to the University Archives.

1970

Marianne Sasseen Diploma

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Marianne Sasseen

Marianne Sasseen

Bachelor of Arts

May 18, 1970

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

1971

Alvin Jay Leff Diploma

Alvin Jay Leff

Alvin Jay Leff

Bachelor of Science

December 21, 1971

Thanks to Alvin Jay Leff, ’71, for generously donating his diploma to the University Archives.

1972

Vicki Jo Shank Diploma

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Vicki Jo Shank

Vicki Jo Shank

Bachelor of Arts

May 22, 1972

Thanks to Dr. Vicki Jo Shank, ’72, for generously donating her diploma to the University Archives.

1973

Garlan Miller Diploma

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Garlan Wayne Miller

Garlan Wayne Miller

Bachelor of Science

May 21, 1973

1974

James Mason Neeley Diploma

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James Mason Neeley

James Mason Neeley

Bachelor of Arts

May 20, 1974

Thanks to Mr. James Mason Neeley, ’74, for generously donating his diploma to the University Archives.

Gallery of Diplomas Collection

In 1864, Congress passed a bill authorizing the institution, known as the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind, to establish the National College for the Deaf and Dumb which would provide college-level instruction and confer college degrees. On...

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