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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 were unable to attend the volunteer orientation held on campus due to a flight delay) and 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.
James "Jimmy" Carter1977–1981
Edward C. Merrill, Jr.1969–1983
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Carolyn Nancy StockwellBachelor of ArtsMay 18, 1976
Gallaudet University would like to thank Carolyn Stockwell Perry, '76, for generously donating her diploma.
Marianne SasseenMaster of ArtsMay 23, 1977
Gallaudet University would like to thank Marianne Sasseen, '70 & G-'77, for generously donating her diplomas.
Janet Sue RothenbergBachelor of ArtsMay 22, 1978
Gallaudet University would like to thank Janet Rothenberg Weinstock ’78 & G-’81 for generously donating her B.A. and M.A. diplomas.
Robbie Jane CarmichaelBachelor of Sciencewith distinctionMay 21, 1979
Thanks to Robbie Jane Carmichael, '79 & G-'81, for generously donating her diplomas to the University Archives.
Dr. Nancy Jean Pollock CarrollMaster of ArtsMay 21, 1979
Thanks to Dr. Nancy Carroll, G-'79, for generously donating her diploma to the University Archives.
Dr. Katherine "Kathy" Anne JankowskiBachelor of Artswith distinctionMay 19, 1980
Thanks to Dr. Katherine Anne Jankowski, '80, for generously donating her diploma to the University Archives.
Olivia Mae SchnoorBachelor of ScienceMay 19, 1980
Thanks to Olivia Mae Schnoor, '80, for generously donating her diploma to the University Archives.
Joseph William SperanzaBachelor of ArtsMay 19, 1980
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