“I wanted more than anything to go to a college where I felt comfortable,where I could be challenged, and where I could grow, I wouldn’t have been able to even think about doing that at Gettysburg without the generosity of the donors that make my scholarship possible.”
A health science major who plans to pursue a writing minor, Seeger appreciates the strong liberal arts foundation she can build at the College. “Even though the sciences and English are two very different areas, I know I’ll be able to incorporate both into my academic career here,” she says.
In addition to her academic pursuits, Seeger has been deeply involved in helping others, participating in Gettysburg Is Volunteering Day, working with a tutoring program, and serving as program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She also works as a tour guide for the admissions office: “It helps me gain communication skills while bragging about how much I love my school,” she says.
Kaysie Uniacke ’83, formerly global chief operating officer for Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s portfolio management business, credits her Gettysburg education—and the financial support that made it possible—with setting her on a path to career success. “My scholarship made the difference between going to school and not,” says Uniacke. “From there, it meant that I had a real responsibility to make something of myself so that I could give back.” A strong believer in the value of a liberal arts education, Uniacke feels, unequivocally, that “endowing a scholarship is the right thing to do."