Bullets standout empowered by Leadership Certificate program

During a remarkable first-year season—ultimately earning her Centennial Conference Rookie of the Year honors—Emily Gibbons ’18 found herself thrust into a leadership role on the Bullets basketball team.

Gibbons understood that leadership means much more than consistent play on the court, however, and that navigating the complexity of leadership would not be easy, so she turned to the Garthwait Leadership Center (GLC) for guidance.

In an effort to evolve her leadership strategies, and put this knowledge into practice in the real-world, Gibbons chose to participate in the Gettysburg College Leadership Certificate—a customizable yearlong program designed for any student, regardless of class year, to grow into a leader of action and integrity through the guidance of a trained leadership coach.

In 2018, Gibbons led the Bullets to a Centennial Conference championship, as well as a trip to the NCAA Division III tournament. Following her successful senior season, she was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year and D3hoops.com All-American for the second year in a row. Today, Gibbons is Gettysburg College’s all-time leader in rebounds (1,012), rebounding average (9.8 rpg), defensive rebounds (722), and defensive rebounding average (7.0 rpg).

Watch the video above to learn more about her story.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Mike Baker, associate director of communications and coordinator of development communications, 717.337.6521

Posted: Fri, 15 Dec 2017

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