Celebrating Gettysburg College Women: The 70s as Catalyst for Change

WGS postcard

Remembering the 70s, Looking Forward to the Future

Alumnae Panel
Moderated by President Janet Morgan Riggs, '77

  • Helen Marter, '72
  • Susan Garrison, '74
  • Cheryl Walker Davis, '75
  • Vanessa Adams, '77
  • Jayne Risk, '77




Networking and Awards Lunch

Hosted by Allison Singley, Director of Parent Relations
Woman of Distinction Award will be given at this time.

Special Guest Speakers:

  • Anna Jane Moyer, Librarian Emerita
    Copies of a chapter from her book To Waken Fond Memory - "A Place of their Own: The Emergence of Women at Gettysburg College" - distributed to guests.
  • Mary Margaret Stewart, Professor Emerita

  • Nancy Locher, Dean Emerita.

Where are we now?

Faculty Panel
Moderated by Temma Berg, Professor of English and Coordinator of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (CUB 260)

  • Charlotte Armster, Professor of German
  • Elizabeth Richardson Viti, Professor of French and Associate Provost of Faculty Development
  • Deborah Barnes, Director, Aggie Impact Scholars Bridge Program, A & T University and Professor of English at Gettysburg College from 1992 to 2001
  • Brett Rogers, Professor of Classics and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Where are we going?

Student Panel
Moderated by Stephanie Sellers, Director of the Women's Center and Professor of English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (CUB 260)  

  • Deonte Austin, '11 (WGS Major, AFS Minor)
  • Jessica Buckley, '10 (WGS Minor, English Major)
  • Francesca DeBiaso, '12 (Art History and Psychology Double Major; Women's Center Coordinator)
  • Liisa Fetig, '11 (WGS and Anthropology Double Major)
  • Gabriela Gaona, '11 (WGS Major)
  • Clare Hartigan, '10 (WS Major)

Posters from WGS 300: Feminist Theories will be displayed.

  • The Black Experience at Gettysburg College" - Deonte Austin
  • "I Took Back My Own Name": Kathrine Kressmann Taylor Rood - Jessica Buckley
  • Between Empowerment and Degradation: Gettysburg College Sororities in the Margins - Liisa Fetig
  • The Women's Center: "A Room of Our Own" - Gabriela Gaona
  • Re-Painting Gettysburg College: the Legacy of Dr. Deborah Barnes - Marcella Slick

Sponsored by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Office of the President, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and the Women’s Center.                     

Celebrating Gettysburg College Women Committee: Temma Berg, Frederick Brown, Karen Drickamer, Jean LeGros, Stephanie Sellers, Allison Singley, and Robin Wagner.