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Many student opportunities are available through the Gettysburg College English Department, and the English Department is also home to The Writing Center.

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Alumni Profile

Patrick Quinlan '06 merges his passion for English with a career in internal medicine

Patrick Quinlan '06Walt Whitman is remembered as one of the greatest poets in the American canon. But what many may not know is that he also served as a dedicated caretaker for many sick and wounded soldiers during the Civil War.

Gettysburg College alumnus Patrick Quinlan ’06 has followed a similar calling, combining his love for English and medicine to become a standout primary care physician at the WellSpan Washington Street Internal Medicine Clinic in Gettysburg.

As an English major, Quinlan learned much about the life and works of Whitman, particularly in his first-year seminar taught by English Prof. William Lane.

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Prof. Chris Fee's First-Year Seminar

FYSProf. Chris Fee's homelessness First-Year Seminar was featured in the Washington Post.

Fee's seminar, Trying to Find a Way Back Home: An Introduction to the Literature and Legacy of Homelessness in America, consists of 16 first-year students and travels to Washington, D.C. every fall over reading days for a service trip. Read the blog about this year's trip.

The trip, during which students helped prepare meals for the homeless and interacted with homeless individuals at shelters and more, was the focus of Sunday's article.

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