Gettysburg College Magazine - Spring 2020

Gettysburg College Magazine is published twice a year as a gift to all alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the College by the Communications and Marketing Office. Included below are select highlights from the Spring 2020 issue.


  • Building a brand with a barrel

    by Molly Foster

    With an entrepreneurial spirit inspired by family and strengthened at Gettysburg, Roby Burch ’17 turned a college idea into a trademarked business.

  • A tradition of gratitude

    by Molly Foster

    Since 2004, Stoles of Gratitude have served as symbolic reminders that generosity doesn’t go unnoticed. Stories of hardship, hope, and growth emerge from a beloved tradition.

  • The campus event that drew attention from Washington

    by Michael J. Birkner ’72, P’10

    Symposium ’70 was the brainchild of Stephen Nowlan ’72. During the peak era of activism, he turned the annual “awareness week” into something much bigger.

  • Change agents

    by Megan Miller

    Since its founding in 1832, Gettysburg College has cultivated a culture centered around action and ruled by conscience.


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