Monday, February 20, 2012

Gallaudet wants its diplomas back

Gallaudet is asking its alumni to donate their diplomas back to the school as part of its anniversary celebration to help preserve deaf history. Gallaudet is making plans to mark its 150th anniversary in July of 2014 and school officials want to include as many diplomas as possible from its 142 graduating classes in an online display and in the Gallaudet Archives. Starting with Ulysses S. Grant in 1869, each President of the United States has signed Gallaudet's diplomas because it is a federally chartered institution with the President as the patron of the university. You can see some of the diplomas here.