Read the profiles below to learn about what our alumni have been up to after graduating Gettysburg.
Nicole Quinn ’12+
Nicole Quinn '12 is currently putting her Gettysburg College Biology degree to use in pursuit of a Master of Science degree in Entomology at Michigan State University as a member of the vegetable entomology lab. She studies habitat management to enhance beneficial insect activity in cucurbits. Recently she was awarded a ~$10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) graduate student grant through the USDA to support her research on intercropping for cucumber pollination.
John Vitarello ’13+
I graduated from Gettysburg College in 2013 with ambitions for medical school. To make myself the best candidate possible I went on to pursue a Master's in Nutrition from Columbia University. Meeting my graduate school classmates was intimidating; on the first day students were clad in their college shirts, Harvard, Cornell, Columbia, you name it.
Now that I was at an Ivy league institution myself, I wondered if I could keep up with my peers. Fortunately, Gettysburg College and the Biology department prepared me for the rigor of studying at the graduate school level. Nutritional Biochemistry was a breeze because of my undergraduate studies that included chemistry and cell biology.
Majoring in Biology at Gettysburg College is challenging, with classes and laboratory together there is a lot to juggle and professors have high expectations for students. On the other hand, professors are eager to help students and readily available to answer questions. As for my medical school ambitions, so far I have received invitations to interview at four allopathic medical schools and I can't thank Gettysburg College enough.