School for the Deaf 's Origins:
The Model Secondary School for the Deaf Act was signed by President Johnson on October 15, 1966 and in May of 1969, the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and the president of Gallaudet College signed an agreement authorizing the establishment and operation of the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) at the College (now University). MSSD is now located on the eastern end of the Gallaudet University campus.
MSSD Alumni Association (MSSDAA) was founded in 1985 and has later become a 501(C)4 nonprofit organization under Andrew Crovo, '77, as president. Today, MSSDAA, Inc. operates with four Executive Board Officers and a Board of Directors.
The way things were then