The mace that is carried by the faculty marshal as a symbol of the University’s authority made its first ceremonial appearance at the installation of the fourth president of Gallaudet College. In a sense, it has existed longer than the University. It is made of the wood of three notable buildings in deaf education. First, the largest piece is taken from the original stairwell of the Tower Clock building on campus. The second piece comes from the oldest building on the campus of the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut, the oldest school for the deaf in America. Finally, brought over by the late Leon Auerbach, ’40, a former faculty member, the smallest piece in the Mace is a plank of wood from the pulpit of a small church in Feuges, France, that was served by the Abbé Charles Michel de l’ Epée, the founder of the oldest school for the deaf in the world in Paris. The mace was designed by Chun Louie, ’68, a Gallaudet photographer, and handcrafted by Manfred G. Klatt, a Gallaudet carpenter. The silver embellishments were made and applied by Theodore Salazar, an assistant professor in Gallaudet’s Art Department.