A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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The following are diplomas granted to Gallaudet University graduate and undergraduate students and signed by United States President William McKinley who was president from 1897 until 1901.
Diplomas were also signed by Gallaudet President Edward Miner Gallaudet, president of the institution since its founding in 1864 until 1910.
During this period, the school was known as the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb which included the Kendall School primary programs and Gallaudet College.
Edward Miner Gallaudet1864-1910
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John S. FisherBachelor's degreeJune 19, 1901
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