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The following are diplomas granted to Gallaudet University graduate and undergraduate students and signed by United States President Dwight Eisenhower who was president from 1953 until 1961.
Diplomas were also signed by Leonard Elstad, president of Gallaudet from 1945 until 1969.
In 1954, the overall institution name was renamed Gallaudet College. Until this point, the institution-which included both the Kendall School primary programs and Gallaudet College-was known as the Columbia Institution for the Deaf.
Dwight D. Eisenhower1953-1961
Leonard M. Elstad, G-'231945-1969
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Norma Lea BurgessBachelor of ArtsMay 23, 1953
Gallaudet University would like to thank Norma Burgess Tuccinardi '53 for generously donating her B.A. diploma.
Richard Anthony TuccinardiBachelor of ArtsMay 23, 1953
Gallaudet University would like to thank Norma Burgess Tuccinardi '53 for generously donating her husband's B.A. diploma.
Boyce Robert WilliamsDoctor of LawsJune 9, 1958
Agnes Marie DunnBachelor of ScienceJune 1, 1959
Thanks to Mrs. Agnes Dunn Sutcliffe, '59, and Mr. Ronald Sutcliffe, '59, for generously donating their diplomas to the University Archives.
Jack Randle GannonBachelor of ScienceJune 1, 1959
Gallaudet University would like to thank Jack R. Gannon, '59, for generously donating his diploma.
Ronald Eugene SutcliffeBachelor of ScienceJune 1, 1959
Stanley SmithBachelor of ScienceJune 6, 1960
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