Celebration's 10th Anniversary Banquet

Commito biogr sketch G burg 2018To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Celebration Colloquium, students who are presenting at this year’s event and their mentors are invited to attend a formal dinner on Monday, April 30th at 6pm in the CUB ballroom.  Honored guests will include President Janet Morgan Riggs, Provost Christopher Zappe, and Vice-Provost Jack Ryan. In addition, we are delighted to announce our Keynote Speaker, John A. Commito, former Gettysburg College Professor of Biology. John received his B.A. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University in 1971 and his Ph.D. in Zoology from Duke University in 1976. He is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College, where he was the founding Chair of the Environmental Studies Department. John’s research in marine ecosystems focuses on seafloor ecology in the Gulf of Maine, including predator-prey interactions and spatial ecology. He also conducted research in Norway, New Zealand, and Italy.

Known for his humor in the classroom and his high expectations for students, John was the Carnegie Foundation Maryland Professor of the Year in 1991 while at Hood College. At Gettysburg College he was the Pennsylvania Professor of the Year in 2007 and received many teaching awards, including the Gettysburg College Distinguished Teaching Award in 2014.

Professor Commito’s speech is entitled “Sweet Baby James.”

Dinner Reservations are required. Celebration '18 participants and mentors are asked to complete this online reservation form.