Looking back on her first day at Gettysburg College, Christina Noto ’19 remembers how student Convocation speaker Rebecca Borovsky ’16 shared how she had pushed beyond her comfort zone and developed confidence with each experience at Gettysburg.
Like Rebecca, Christina’s confidence has grown with every new opportunity. The summer after her first year, Christina participated in The Kolbe Summer Fellows Program in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, conducting research with Prof. Michael Birkner ’72, P’10 on the experiences of women at Gettysburg College from 1965-1975. In her second year, she presented her findings to Mr. Eric Kolbe ’65, the donor whose fund covered the costs of her research.
Her study abroad experiences furthered her education. After a semester-long program in Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo and shorter trips to Rwanda and Morocco, Noto changed one of her minors to Peace and Justice Studies. She said she wanted “to create awareness of things others don’t hear about.” For each trip, support from donors to the College made the expenses more affordable, enabling her to travel, study other cultures, and find her passion for social change.
The generosity of alumni and parent donors has made transformational experiences like Christina’s possible and empowers students to change lives around the world.
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