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The following are diplomas granted to Gallaudet University graduate and undergraduate students and signed by United States President Gerald Ford who was president from 1974 until 1977.
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
Edward C. Merrill, Jr.1969–1983
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Barbara Pollard WhiteBachelor of Artswith distinctionDecember 18, 1975
Thanks to Dr. Barbara White ‘75, professor of social work, for generously donating her diploma to the university Archives.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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