I invited President Lincoln
In the wake of the Battle of Gettysburg, David Wills, an 1851 graduate of Pennsylvania (now Gettysburg) College, became an architect of the community's recovery. It was Wills who suggested the ...Read More
Lamin Oo ’10 mentioned by President Obama in Burma
Campaign gift expands access to STEM fields
Through Gettysburg Great: The Campaign for Our College, an alumna is helping to ease financial roadblocks for future Gettysburgians ...Read More
Alum with personal connection to Ike honors his legacy with gift to Eisenhower Institute
Roy Fairman ’68 was just thirteen years old the first time he caddied for President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the Gettysburg Country Club during the summer of 1959.
More than 50 years ...Read More
If the shoe fits: John Skrabak ’79 leads business intelligence initiatives at Foot Locker
Sneakers—they’re an everyday wardrobe item, fashion statement, or essential piece in our gym bag. What many consumers may not realize, however, is how these sporty kicks are carefully ...Read More
Prof and alum co-author Veterans Day piece on homeless vets with families
English Prof. Chris Fee and Josh Stewart ’11, assistant director of policy at the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, co-authored a piece for the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch...Read More
Geoffrey Jackson ’91 commissions lasting gift
Each year, thousands of visitors pour through the Admissions building. Many, even decades later, keep with them memories of that visit.
Geoffrey Jackson ’91 returned to the Admissions ...Read More
Great jobs, great lives
A Gettysburg education is the surest path toward developing the kind of intellectual power the world needs. From day one, Gettysburg prepares its students to be thinkers and doers – engaged ...Read More
Enzo Pinga ’11 co-founds urban agriculture company in home country
Enzo Pinga ’11 made the 8,590 mile trek from his native Philippines to Gettysburg College in 2007. Just five years later, Enzo returned to the Philippines to make a difference.
A hands-on approach: Prof. Rimvydas Baltaduonis conducts new econ research
Economics Prof. Rimvydas Baltaduonis is not only embracing the concept of a global education, he’s taking it to the next ...Read More
A great day to be a Bullet - Parting shot
Whenever I wear a sweatshirt with the Bullets logo, it’s bound to be recognized by another alum. We are a small, tightly knit community. And proud of our school.
So when I returned for...Read More
The 411 — Bob Joseph ’69
Gained from G-burg
Sense of responsibility.
Supports G-...Read More
A running leap of faith
Cindy Holck McWilliams ’84 was feeling pulled: arranging coverage for life’s details, kissing loved ones goodbye, and heading for Guatemala with nervous anticipation and one ...Read More
Making Gettysburg and Great inseparable
Today, a liberal arts education is more valuable than ever in preparing graduates for a world set on fast-forward.
- Are you in a job that didn’t exist when you were in ...
Voice of Experience: Matt Haag ’94
Can you see yourself in Gettysburg’s future?
For 20 years, I’ve had the opportunity to work for amazing organizations. While grateful for my career (and paycheck!), I&...Read More
Gettysburg Great Weekend
Gettysburgians from across the country—and around the globe—gathered on campus for a spectacular Homecoming and Campaign kick-off weekend, Sept. 19-20.
Alumni reconnecting with ...Read More
Couple blends their interests with latest gift
Neil ’82 and Jen Fisher Bryant ’82 recently continued their unwavering support of Gettysburg College with a generous gift to name the press box at Clark Field – home of the ...Read More
Benjamin Constable ’13 accepts fellowship in South Africa
Benjamin Constable ’13 has never been afraid to step out of his comfort zone.
Case in point: just over a year after graduating from Gettysburg with a degree in physics, he gave up a ...Read More
Greatness Takes Action
Our Homecoming and Campaign Kick-Off Weekend was truly a historic moment for Gettysburg College! Alumni from around the nation traveled back to campus and joined students, faculty, and friends to ...Read More
Michael Boyland ’13 lands position among Toyota’s youngest managers
“I came to Gettysburg with an interest in cars, not necessarily China,” said Michael Boyland ’13. A self-described gearhead, Boyland spent his college years balancing a job at a ...Read More
College launches $150 million comprehensive campaign
Gettysburg College launched the public phase of its comprehensive campaign, Gettysburg Great: The Campaign for Our College, on September 20 ...Read More
World-class opportunities for expanded worldviews
Judge Thomas Wheeler ’70 can pick the best of the best when he reviews applications for judicial clerks. One of the 16 judges appointed to the United States Court of Federal Claims, Wheeler ...Read More
Alums search for student-entrepreneur
Bob Allen ’89 has been busy since he graduated from Gettysburg.
He helped to grow a three-guys-in-a-garage operation to a publicly traded, 1,500-people-strong company with offices ...Read More
In Her Words: Music standout Alice Broadway ’14 tells of journey to Brazil
A year ago, I would never have thought that one trip could completely reshape my senior year at Gettysburg College, creating opportunities for further travel and introducing me to a global ...Read More
Advising Corps makes college a reality
“I felt like I was completely alone in the college process when I was in high school,” recalls Elyse Bennett ’10. “My school had K-12 all in one building, and so the ...Read More
Alum's advances in cell biology at Yale spur Gettysburg research
Gettysburg College alumnus John Pawelek ’63 and a team of researchers have released a study that may answer the question of how cancer cells travel from the site of a tumor to other organs ...Read More
Pedaling Poets: Amy Hinton Tingle '91 tandem bikes the Midwest to build libraries and share poetry
As a student at Gettysburg College, Amy Hinton Tingle ’91 was an active force on campus—she was an R.A., a campus DJ, a tour guide, president of Gettysburg’s chapter of Chi Omega,...Read More
Gifts that made Gettysburg what it is today
Our alumni are a distinguished group with one thing in common: they value a Gettysburg College education. They are connected through a distinctive experience defined by the campus, the College&...Read More
Physics alumna examines science education in Africa, China, U.S.
From Gettysburg to Cameroon to Kenya, Anne Emerson Leak ’08 has been deeply involved with science education and its benefits.
Working space - a peek into Penn Hall, third floor west
Long days are the norm for President Janet Morgan Riggs ’77, appointed the College’s fourteenth (and first alumna) President in 2009. Her office in Penn Hall is a space to work ...Read More
Meet the CEO of Fun
As president and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA), Gettysburg College alumnus Wayne Hasenbalg ’76 brings good times to the ...Read More
Alum saves the world one race at a time (sans cape and mask)
Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to raise thousands of dollars in a single bound...it's not Superman, but Chris Russo ’02.
Russo is the co-founder ...Read More
Tony Awards Committee honors Charlotte Wilcox ’69 for Excellence in Theatre
This year, the Tony Awards Committee honored Gettysburg College alumna Charlotte Wilcox ’69 for Excellence in Theatre at the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe on June 2.
Wilcox has ...Read More
Three-Star General Flora Darpino '83 to grads: Don’t let the fear of failure keep you from succeeding
Lieutenant General Flora Darpino, Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army, spoke to 660 graduates May 18 at Gettysburg College’s 179th
Gettysburg College Honors Ten Outstanding Alumni
Each year, on Commencement and Reunion weekends, Gettysburg College and its Alumni Association recognizes exemplary graduates for their personal and professional accomplishments. Brief details are ...Read More
College receives $1.3 million grant to enhance science research opportunities
Gettysburg College will receive $1.3 million over the next four years to enhance scientific research opportunities for students through a series of revamped courses, summer research opportunities, ...Read More
Alumnus pledges $5 million record gift to Gettysburg College
John Jaeger, a 1965 graduate and trustee of Gettysburg College, has pledged the largest gift to the general endowment in the school's history.
As a tribute to Jaeger’s most recent ...Read More
Gettysburg College receives $600,000 Mellon grant
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Gettysburg College a $600,000 grant that will allow more students, especially first-years and sophomores, to undertake faculty-mentored research or ...Read More
Endowed professorship honors Gettysburg College philosophy faculty
A $1.5 million estate gift will endow the Frederick ’52 and Martha Mahan Professor in Christian Studies. The generous gift from Fred and Martha Mahan honors the mentoring and teaching of two ...Read More
Teagle Foundation grant expands first-year seminars for incoming students
Gettysburg College’s intensive program for first-year students, including residence hall-based seminars and close collaboration with faculty, will be enhanced by a grant from the Teagle ...Read More
From tragedy to hope: new scholarship fund honors grad lost on 9/11
A new scholarship fund helps transform tragedy into hope and reflects a family’s deep ties to Gettysburg College.
The Timothy D. Betterly ’81 Memorial Scholarship Fund honors an ...Read More
Gettysburg College alum endows applied physics professorship
A $1.5 million gift from The Ronald J. Smith & Diane W. Smith Charitable Fund will create an endowed professorship in the Gettysburg College Department of Physics.
The announcement was a...Read More
Law, Order, and the Old West: Scott Dyke '65, Wyatt Earp Expert
For most people, retirement means golf courses and more time with grandchildren. For Scott Dyke ’65, it means even more. Since retiring in the early 1990s, the political science major, ...Read More
Randy Earle ’91: Breaking down barriers
Five years after graduating from Gettysburg, I was diagnosed with a debilitating illness. It has changed me in countless ways, the most obvious is my mobility. I have learned to overcome barriers, ...Read More
Alum’s study abroad experience sparks career in humanitarian aid
Bullets streaking by and grenades exploding to the cries of angry looters did not dampen Gettysburg alum Maribeth Black’s resolve to continue making a difference through her work with the ...Read More
Semester abroad programs lead young alums to careers in international education
When six Gettysburg College students embarked on their semesters abroad through the Office of Off-Campus Studies (OCS), ...Read More
Campus involvement propels art history career for Francesca DeBiaso '12
Currently working in the Guggenheim Museum’s performing art lecture series, Francesca DeBiaso ‘12 said that having the freedom to explore her interests through extracurricular ...Read More
Three-Star General Flora Darpino ’83 to speak at May 18 Commencement
Lieutenant General Darpino, Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army, will speak ...Read More
Jack Duffy ’79 forges a path to success for recent grads
Gettysburg College alumnus and AT&T Vice President of Customer Service Jack Duffy ’79 knows where to find stellar job candidates who will do great work – his alma mater.
History alum creates career out of cupcakes and coffee
What does your job smell like?
For Macklin Farquhar ’03, it often smells like s’mores, toffee, chocolate, peanut butter, and vanilla. As the owner of a cupcake shop, the aroma of...Read More
Fulbrighter Emily Ruhl ’13 found her passions at Gettysburg
During the spring of her senior year, Emily Ruhl ’13 landed a job that merges all of her passions. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA), she’s able to merge her interests in ...Read More
Geno McDermott ’08 produces new Animal Planet series Cold River Cash
Last year alone, Maine's eel fishing business was worth almost $40 million. Gettysburg College alumnus and video producer Geno McDermott ’08 has captured dynamic insights into this lucrative ...Read More
Jenn Springer Patterson ’03 is exercise rider of Derby champ
“Do great work.” One has to wonder if Jenn Springer Patterson ’03 has been whispering this Gettysburg College motto into the ear of Orb, the horse that captured the national ...Read More
Gettysburg College Veterans Memorial dedicated
The new Gettysburg College Veterans Memorial was formally dedicated Oct. 22 in front of more than 200 alumni, students, parents, and friends.
Robert Duelks '77, chair of the Gettysburg ...Read More
Senior Cory Weissman earns media attention for post-stroke return to the court
The inspirational story of Gettysburg College senior Cory Weissman and his return to the basketball court three years after suffering a stroke, along with the actions of the coaches and student-...Read More
Brian Jordan ’09 speaks on Union Civil War veterans March 20 - watch the video
Brian Jordan ‘09, a cultural historian of the American Civil War and Ph.D. candidate at Yale University, will present a lecture on the marginalization of Union veterans after the Civil War ...Read More
Equestrian Team helps rescued horses, receives community service award
While the Gettysburg College Equestrian Team was brainstorming new ways of team bonding through a horse-related service project, senior co-captain Julie Weisz came across a local article about the ...Read More
Springtime beauty abounds on Gettysburg College campus
Springtime has once again cast its beautiful spell on Gettysburg College.
Trees are abloom and blossoms abound on the historic grounds, drawing the College community outdoors.
A photo...Read More
Gettysburg College honors outstanding alumni
In recent weeks Gettysburg College recognized ten of its alumni for their extraordinary personal accomplishments, professional achievements, or humanitarian service. Each exemplifies the College&...Read More
Six speakers deliver inspirational, entertaining talks at first-ever TEDx event
“Intellectual activity is enhanced when people with different perspectives work, discuss, criticize, and argue face to face in frequent, unplanned, and often messy ways,” said Prof. ...Read More
Acumen Fund’s Jacqueline Novogratz encourages grads to reject the status quo
Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, spoke to 617 graduates May 20 at Gettysburg College’s 177th Commencement Exercises, encouraging them to reject the status quo, make a ...Read More
GRAB sets Seitz on adventurous career
To reach Drew Seitz ’03 at the office, you’ll likely have to travel into the Rocky Mountains, the Canyonlands Region of Southeastern Utah, or Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Seitz is a ...Read More
Romeo & Juliet coming to Gettysburg College March 1-5
Under the direction of Prof. Chris Kauffman ’92, Gettysburg College's Department of Theatre Arts will present a fresh and vibrant production of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy ...Read More
Cambodia to Senegal: Jen Lazuta '07 reports around the world
Jen Lazuta '07 is no stranger to travel. From backpacking through Europe and South America to visiting over a dozen African countries, including Burkina Faso, where she was a Peace Corps volunteer ...Read More
Ben Tabor '13 forges own path at Gettysburg
“I had certain expectations of what I would get out of my college experience,” recalls Ben Tabor ’13. His brother, Brad, was a 2008 Gettysburg alum. Both had earned academic ...Read More
Prof. Jonathan David, Greg Williams ’10 unearth 2nd Century Roman military camp
When alumnus Greg Williams ’10 wanted to garner additional archaeological experience and further develop his skill set, he turned to a friend he discovered on the Gettysburg College campus, ...Read More
1000 To 1: The Cory Weissman Story to debut in March; Watch trailer
1000 To 1: The Cory Weissman Story will debut on DVD and digital on March 4.
Delivering a message of unflinching courage, 1000 To 1: The Cory Weissman Story follows ...Read More
Alum shells out hands-on experiences: Students work with Turtle Rescue Team founder Greg Lewbart '81
Greg Lewbart ’81 always knew that he wanted to be a veterinarian. It wasn’t until he took a Gettysburg College course on marine biology and learned about invertebrates, though, that his...Read More
For education students, lessons are learned both in and out of the classroom
There’s a teacher in all of us.
Maybe it’s not a school teacher, but it’s some kind of teacher. And the education department at Gettysburg College helps bring that inner ...Read More
Alum pens book on Gettysburg Address in time for 150th anniversary
Once you visit historic Gettysburg, it is always with you. That is especially the case for Jared Peatman ’02, who recently released The Long Shadow of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, a ...Read More
Students on spring break trip help rescue woman after 80-foot fall
Members of Gettysburg College’s Gettysburg Recreational Adventure Board (GRAB) recently used their wilderness training and expertise to help rescue a woman who fell 80 feet off a cliff at the...Read More
Young Alumni Leadership Program: Forming the leaders of tomorrow
Leaders are born, not made.
The Young Alumni Leadership Program (YALP) of the Garthwait Leadership Center turned this popular myth on its head in late September by hosting the program&...
Outstanding alumni honored on Commencement and Reunion weekends
In recent weeks Gettysburg College recognized ten of its alumni for their extraordinary personal accomplishments, professional achievements, or humanitarian service. Each exemplifies the College&...Read More
Prof and alum team up to offer young women practical tips for success
A Gettysburg College prof and alum recently teamed up to offer practical tips for women as they strive for success in the workplace and at home.
In their new book published by Palgrave ...Read More
Bret Mayer '04 first foreigner to earn top certification in Japanese kanji
Kanji, a modern Japanese writing system, incorporates more than 6,000 unique Chinese characters for everyday use. And Gettysburg College alumnus Bret Mayer ’04 knows them all.
After ...Read More
Photographic memories: William Frassanito '68 brings history to life
A story in The Washington Post this summer cited the many ways author and ...Read More
Earth Day spotlight: Mike Altman ’12 combines comedy and clean water
For Mike Altman ’12, it all started with a Heston Summer Experience to Uganda in 2011. During his time abroad, he discovered a ...Read More
Gettysburg College Honorary Life Trustee Edwin T. Johnson ’51 passes away
Gettysburg College Honorary Life Trustee Edwin T. Johnson ’51 passed away Aug. 23, 2012 at his home in Newtown, Pa., following a 22-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 82.
A ...Read More
Gettysburg College prepares mother and son for music careers
Not only did a Gettysburg College education help Holly Krafka '78 establish Boston's well-known New World Chorale, it also provided her son Nick '11 with a solid foundation to successfully begin ...Read More
Physician Dwight I. Michael '78 wrote in favor of Medicare for All in the Fall 2012 magazine
I thank my Gettysburg College liberal arts education for my devout belief that we should seek the truth (do our homework) before forming our opinion on any issue.
As a family ...
Voice of experience - Jen (Fisher) Bryant ’82
How did a French and secondary ed major end up writing novels and children’s books?
I suppose I never perceived my major as a boundary. I’m convinced that my liberal arts ...Read More
Health sciences alums use Gettysburg education to serve communities in Pennsylvania and beyond
From dentists to doctors, physical therapists to physician assistants, Gettysburg College health sciences (HS) alums use the knowledge they gained on campus to serve their communities – both ...Read More
Physics major alumna contributes to major discovery in her field
When Sarah Eno ’84 boarded a plane to Greece with the Gettysburg College classics department as an undergraduate over 25 years ago, she had no idea that one day she would be traveling to ...Read More
Onstage and backstage, Burgians abound in the arts
When was the last time you got a bear-hug from Clint Eastwood?
For Kevin Thomas ’58, it was at the Board of Governors Ball after the 65th Academy Awards.
Eastwood “had ...Read More
Board of Trustees adds seven members
A. Bruce Chamberlin ’86 is senior associate director of admissions at Georgetown University. He has been an active volunteer in alumni outreach and fundraising for Gettysburg College ...Read More
Gettysburg College alumni making a difference in Ethiopia
Ned Olney '88 lives in one of the poorest countries in the world where he saves the lives of children and their families on a regular basis.
He's the Ethiopia country office director for ...Read More
Alum runs community garden, featured in Michelle Obama’s new book
How do you catch the eye of the First Lady?
Through a growing passion for sustainable gardening!
At least that was the case for Dan Allen ’91, a chemistry major turned high ...Read More
From MTV’s glitz to Harvard’s heft to the soul of shoe giant Zappos, Greg Hoy ’92 is at the forefront of web design
Greg Hoy ’92 is CEO of Happy Cog, which was .net Magazine’s 2010 Design Firm of the Year and the winner of a prestigious 2012 Webby award for MTV’s Online Music Awards website. ...Read More
Dion Liverpool ’93 uses global experiences to rock the world as DJ Rasta Root
A world-traveler for the first 23 years of his life, Gettysburg College alumnus Dion Liverpool ’93 aka DJ Rasta Root, experienced an upbringing that was rich in different languages and ...Read More
Twenty years later, Gettysburg grad reflects on Olympics experience
Twenty years ago, Arif Husain ’93 reached the pinnacle of success in his sport.
Wearing the green of his native Pakistan, the track & field standout competed in the 1992 Summer ...Read More
Laura Strickler ’95 a top producer at the CBS Evening News
Laura Strickler ’95, one of the top investigative journalism producers at the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, has used her liberal arts education advantageously.
Strickler spent ...Read More
Kerri Rosenstein '98 collaborates with Professor Jim Agard on retrospective at Schmucker
With nearly fifty years of experience as an artist, and thirty spent at Gettysburg College, Jim Agard, professor of art & art history is nearing retirement.
After being approached by ...Read More
Recent grad spends summer working in state government on his way to law school
An acceptance letter to law school wasn’t an automatic ticket to a summer of rest and relaxation for a recent Gettysburg College grad.
Instead, Alex Ferraro ’12, who graduated ...Read More
Gettysburg grad’s films focus on forgotten conflicts
Sue Useem ’05 took the road less traveled after graduating from Gettysburg College: she moved to an island thousands of miles from home and made it her headquarters for educating the ...Read More
Red Ants Pants entrepreneur Sarah Calhoun '00 invited to White House forum
Sarah Calhoun '00 was among entrepreneurs invited to the White House in November to attend the Business Leaders' Forum on Jobs and Economic Competitiveness.
Calhoun, founder and owner of
Sliding into the Baseball HOF, two alums hit a career home run
How many alums can say they work with priceless baseball memorabilia on a daily basis? Find out how two Gettysburg College alums fielded this opportunity thanks to their liberal arts education and ...Read More
Gettysburg receives high ratings with news and higher education groups
Gettysburg College received high ratings recently from news and higher education groups on everything from admission rate, academic quality, and alumni outcomes to the overall undergraduate ...
Celebrate Founders Day 2012 in (orange & blue) style!
Gettysburg College's Founders Day is coming up at the end of the week. See what President Janet Morgan Riggs '77 had to say about Founders Day 2012. Read on to find out more about Founders Day and ...Read More
Women’s lacrosse, golf capture Centennial Conference titles
The Bullets ruled the weekend as two women’s teams – lacrosse and golf – captured Centennial Conference championships.
The women’s lacrosse team, defending national ...Read More
Orange & Blue bring alumni together for the run of a lifetime
That’s how many the average person takes when running in a marathon.
What makes someone want to accomplish such a feat? Graham Kimmerer ’08 can tell you &...Read More