Gallery of Diplomas - John F. Kennedy

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 University President

U.S. President John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy

Leonard Elstad
Leonard M. Elstad, G-'23


1962 Nancy Bloom Rarus diploma
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*Gallaudet University would like to thank Nancy Bloom Rarus, '62, for generously donating her diploma.

Nancy Bloom Rarus
Nancy Bloom Rarus
Bachelor of Arts
June 4, 1962

1962 Powrie Doctor diploma
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Powrie Doctor
Powrie Vaux Doctor
Doctor of Humane Letters
June 4, 1962


1963 Lawrence Forestal diploma
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*Gallaudet University would like to thank Geraldine Forestal, '91 & G-'93, for generously donating her husband's diplomas.

Lawrence Forestal
Lawrence Forestal, Jr.
Bachelor of Arts
June 3, 1963

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