Alumni of Color Council

Mission

The Gettysburg Alumni of Color Council (GACC) is a dynamic affinity group created to foster, maintain, and support current and future alumni that identify as alumni of color and/or members of an underrepresented or minority racial or ethnic group. The Council represents the interests of these alumni and will work in collaboration with other campus organizations and initiatives to enhance their relationships with the College. The Gettysburg Alumni of Color Council supports the College's strategic plans to strive for an equitable and socially just environment.

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Vision

The Gettysburg Alumni of Color Council effectively partners with the College to maximize the success of current and future alumni. Guided by the core principles of philanthropy, engagement, communication, and equitable advancement, the Council strives to create and support programs that foster campus traditions and inspire a passion for the life-long involvement with the College.

Steering Committee

Deonte Austin '11
Amanda (Geter) Bazemore '10
Latrina Bowman '10
Jamillah Callendar '10
Jaclynn Cross '10
Catherine (Hagler) Dorsey '10
Ivana Lopez-Espinosa '19
Terena McLorn '10
Tyreen Sims '10
Cheryl A. Walker Davis '75
Quiana Young '10

Committees

Philanthropy Committee: Responsible for devising and implementing efforts to raise funds to support Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) programing and GACC’s future programing initiatives.

Engagement Committee: Responsible for engaging with BIPOC current students and alumni and encouraging participation with the College and alumni activities.

Communications Committee: Responsible for social media, email updates, event invitations, and end-of-the-year reports.

Equitable Advancement Committee: Responsible for direct communication with the College and Bias Awareness Resource Committee (BARC) regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

Ways to Get Involved

  • Join a committee
  • Become a mentor
  • Are you a speaker or do you have expertise you would like to share? Host an event with us!

Contact GACC@gettysburg.edu about these and other opportunities to get involved with GACC.

Events - Spring Semester and Summer 2022

  • February 23, 2022 - Black History Trivia
  • March 3, 2022 - Life After College: Conversation with current students
  • March 11th - April 11th - GACC INSPIRES Giving Campaign
  • April 30, 2022 - Finals Week Care Package Initiative
  • June 20, 2022 - 2nd Annual Cocktails and Conversations