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 President

John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
1961-1963

Leonard Elstad
Leonard M. Elstad, G-'23
1945-1969

1962

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

1963

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

Marie Kamuchey Smith
Marie Kamuchey Smith
Bachelor of Science
June 8, 1964