December graduates charged to impact their professions, communities

On December 12, Gettysburg College’s newest class of graduates were recognized during a ceremony held in the College Union Building Ballroom. The Gettysburgians and their families received encouraging words from faculty speaker Rebecca Fincher-Kiefer, associate professor of psychology, and President Janet Morgan Riggs ’77.

“Today, you are a small group of graduates, and you are about to enter the world as citizens. Gettysburg College has helped you to prepare to make a difference in the world, to do great work—not just in your professions, but also in your local community,” Riggs said. “You are a small, but mighty, group of citizens who have the potential to change the world. And that’s what we expect of you.”

View photos of the 2013 December Graduates Recognition Ceremony.

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, assistant director of communications, 717.337.6521.

Posted: Mon, 16 Dec 2013

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