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Alumni Spotlights

The music careers of Holly Krafka '78 and her son Nick Krafka '11 began with music education majors at Gettysburg College.

K. Richard Brunner, Jr. '58 led the project to build the Gettysburg College Veterans Memorial.

Flora Darpino and Christopher O'Brien '83 have risen through the ranks of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.

Gail Bower '84, president of Bower & Co. Consulting LLC, helps non-profit organizations increase their visibility, revenue, and impact.

Lisa DeBanico ’84, Marc Favieri ’90, Walt Hemberger ’54, Ann Hymes ’96, and Matt Rockstroh ’87 are the newest members of The Rudisill Hall of Athletic Honor.

Nick Johnson '90, senior vice president of digital media sales at NBC Universal, returned to campus and shared the secrets to his success with students during Career Week 2011.

Gettysburg College graduate Debra Wolgemuth '69 is working to develop the first-ever marketable male contraceptive pill.

Charitable giving by Bruce and Carol Hamilton '59 was featured in the Wall Street Journal in September 2011.

Made possible by a generous gift from James Heston '70, the Heston Summer Experience allows students to participate in social justice initiatives in local and global communities.

Class of 2011 alumni Sara Cawley, Gracie Raver, Michael Hannum, and Anskar Fossee, as well as Calynn Dowler '10, received Fulbright grants to study and teach in nations around the world.

Carol Cantele '83 was named NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Coach of the Year. Her Gettysburg College team won the college its first NCAA championship.

Denise Harnois '84 is a liver transplant specialist at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.

Mary E. "Betty" (Shaub) Baldwin '49 left a bequest of $160,000 to Gettysburg College.

From Saturday Night Live to real estate, Maria (Constantine) Vecchione ’86 is continuously exploring.

Jen (Fisher) Bryant '82, Wilson Allen Heefner '56, and Olivia Parr-Rud '73 published new books in 2011.

A $1 million gift from Daria Lo Presti Foster '76 will fund scholarships for talented students.

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Volunteer for Gettysburg College

Here are just a few ways to help Gettysburg College and its students.

Provide career guidance to undergraduates - Today's students benefit immeasurably from the wisdom and experience of alumni, parents, and friends who have become successful professionals. Gettysburg professionals meet with students to discuss accomplishments and pitfalls from their careers, serve as mentors, provide networking contacts, and help in other ways. Join the Gettysburg College Professional Network on LinkedIn and answer questions, pass along leads, and help your friends and employer find talented employees. Details.

Sponsor a career experience for a student - Students crave "real world" experiences offered by alumni, parents and friends of the College. By offering students an internship, externship, job shadowing, mock interview, or on-campus career talk, you help current students and promote your career areas and organizations. Details.

Promote Gettysburg to prospective students - Serve as an admissions KARE (Key Alumni Resource Effort) representative and help high-achieving high-school students in your region learn more about what a Gettysburg education has to offer them. Request information.

Support fundraising for Gettysburg - Each year, the College relies on volunteers to reach out to fellow classmates, alumni, and parents on behalf of Gettysburg College to carry on the tradition of supporting the Gettysburg Fund. Class Agents are the primary fundraisers in each (non-reunion) class and members of the Parents Advisory Board Development Committee reach out to other parents. They write letters, call or email peers, and serve as a liaison between Gettysburg and classmates or fellow parents. Request information.

Provide leadership for your class - Serve on a reunion planning committee or as a class correspondent. Keep in touch and reconnect with classmates while advocating for your alma mater. Request information.

Work with your Regional Club - Gettysburgians throughout the world stay connected to each other and the College by getting involved in one of our regional alumni clubs. The clubs host speakers, organize volunteer efforts, offer educational programs, and sponsor a variety of social and cultural activities that bring alumni, parents, and friends from the region together. Being active in a club is a great way to stay in touch with old friends, make new ones, network, and remain active in the extended Gettysburg community. Details.


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