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The following are diplomas granted to Gallaudet University graduate and undergraduate students and signed by United States President George W. Bush, who was president from 2001 until 2009.
Diplomas were also signed by Gallaudet University President I. King Jordan, '70, who was president from 1988 until 2006. Robert R. Davila, '53, succeeded Jordan in 2007.
George W. Bush2001–2009
I. King Jordan, '701988–2006
Robert R. Davila, '532007–2009
Kimberly ThornsberryBachelor of Arts magna cum laudeDecember 2002
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Aaron John RouppMaster of ScienceMay 14, 2004
Gallaudet University would like to thank Aaron Roupp '95 & G-'04 for generously donating his diplomas to the Gallaudet University Archives.
Allison Michael PolkBachelor of ArtsMay 12, 2006
Thank you to Ms. Allison Polk, '06, for generously donating her diploma to the University Archives.
Gabriel ArellanoMaster of ArtsMay 13, 2007
Thank you to Gabriel Arellano, '07, for generously donating his diploma to the University Archives.
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