What are you doing this summer?

Summer brings plenty of activity for the Gettysburg College community. Browse the pictures below and let us know about the great work you are doing this summer.

Student-faculty research

More than 40 students are doing research with faculty this summer as part of the Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute. You can follow their work on their blog.

Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute

Faculty Seminar in India

In late May, a group of faculty members took part in a seminar in India as part of a grant from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation to help them incorporate an international component into their coursework. Pictured (front) Professors Divonna Stebick (Education), Amy Evrard (Anthropology), Ralph Sorensen (Biology), Buz Myers (Religious Studies), Amy Dailey (Health Sciences), Darren Glass (Mathematics), and Megan Sijapati (Religious Studies). Photo submitted by Megan Sijapati.

Faculty in India

Energy Sustainability and Trekking in Ethiopia

Faculty, students, and alums traveled to Ethiopia as part of a GRAB expedition. They worked with Project Gaia to examine issues around the chemistry of fuel emissions, sustainable models of foreign aid, the impact of alternative fuel on deforestation and temperature change, and gender issues in rural Africa. Other GRAB Expeditions included kayaking the Allegheny River, backpacking in British Columbia and Lake Tahoe, and trekking in Tuscany, as well as mountaineering in Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Photo by Nate Atwater ’14.


A Field Trip to Trinidad

As part of Africana Studies 246 — Human Rights in the Caribbean,  Professor Hakim Williams and his students traveled to Trinidad where they participated in cultural activities and academic meetings regarding human rights. Pictured are: Joshua Walker '16, William Thomas '16, Erin O'Connor '15, Professor Hakim Williams, Elizabeth Belair '16, Ben Zboray '17, Zachary Burgoyne '17, Mila Caplan '15, and Sarah Cooper Kearns '15. Photo submitted by Erin O'Connor '15.


Tour Guides

Twelve students are working as tour guides for the Admissions office, sharing our campus and community with prospective students and their families.  Plan your visit.

Tour guides

Running the Bolder Boulder

On Memorial Day, Cam Nguyen '13, Helena Yang '14, and Courtney Wege '01 joined over 50,000 runners in the Bolder Boulder 10K in Colorado — one of the largest running races in America. Photo submitted by Courtney Wege '01

Boulder Bolder

Working at the Painted Turtle Farm

Katie McCrea '14 and Sean Pethybridge '15 are working at the Painted Turtle Farm, a hub for campus-community collaboration for food justice. They are always looking for volunteers to help. Follow the PTF on Facebook and read their blog.


The Heston Summer Experience

In Kisumu, Kenya; León, Nicaragua; and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, students are participating in community development and sharpening their understanding of the complexities of social issues as part of the Heston Summer Experience. Read more about their experiences on their blog.

Heston Summer Experience

The Brian C. Pohanka Internship Program

From Seneca Falls, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts to Andersonville, Georgia, and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 19 students are working as interns at some of the nation's best-known Civil War sites through the Civil War Institute's Brian C. Pohanka Internship Program.

Brian C. Pohanka Internship Program

Interning at the Eisenhower Institute’s Washington, D.C. office

Andrea Buchanan ’15 is a political science and public policy major at Gettysburg College, currently interning at the Eisenhower Institute’s Washington, D.C. office.

Washington D.C.

Educating youth in Kapan, Armenia

As part of a Projects for Peace grant administered by the Center for Public Service, Mariam Aghayan '17 is spending the summer in Kapan, Armenia teaching lessons on English, healthy living, and computer literacy. She is sharing her experience on Instagram.

Armenia Project

Interning in Arusha, Tanzania

Christiana Fattorini '15 is working at St. Elizabeth's hospital in Arusha, Tanzania for five weeks. Read about her experience on her blog.

Go to a Send-Off

Every summer, Gettysburg College hosts regional Send-Offs to welcome incoming students and to connect past, present, and future Gettysburgians. Find out more.

Do Great Work

Wherever you go this summer, wear your Orange & Blue and share your photos and stories with us at news@gettysburg.edu.


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.

Posted: Mon, 7 Jul 2014

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