NTID Dedication

Dedication Ceremony

The dedication of the $27.5 million NTID facilities was marked with ceremony on October 5th, 1974.  Lady Bird Johnson, the keynote speaker and husband of former President, Lyndon B. Johnson, began "Lyndon would have enjoyed today."  The former first lady also planted a pine tree in memory of the former President during the ceremony.

Other dignitery speakers included Dr. Paul Miller, President of RIT, Dr. Robert Frisina, vice president of RIT and director of NTID, Mr. Harley Dirks, professional staff member of the U.S. Senate, Hugh Carey, New York Governor and Daniel Flood, chairmna of the House Appropiations committee subcommittee on Labor and Health, Education and Welfare.  The Rock Gospel group performed "The Lord's Prayer," a symbol that the NTID complex was now open.

More than 3,000 persons attended the Dedication ceremony.