March stories in review

Women's Lacrosse Coach Carol Cantele '83, P'15
Women’s Lacrosse Coach Carol Cantele ’83, P’15. (Photo by David Sinclair.)

In the Gettysburg College community, Gettysburgians are passionate about not only their own work but also others’ great work in the world. With its network of more than 30,000 alumni at the core, the lifelong connections to this College and to each other live on in the stories we tell and the support we provide to one another in lifting up those stories.

From mid-February to mid-March, our community took to social media to engage with and reflect on these stories and more:

Carol Cantele ’83 heads out for one last dance

Hall of Fame Coach Carol Cantele ’83, P’15 announced her retirement following the conclusion of the 2022 women’s lacrosse season, which is also her 30th year with the program.

“I have loved this career and have given it my all, my very best,” said Cantele. “There is no better place than to experience these joys than at this incredible place called Gettysburg College.”

Congratulations to Cantele, as well as Barb Jordan and Kelly Jones, on your retirements! Jordan has served as the head field hockey coach since 2002, as well as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach since 2003, while Jones has been the head equipment manager for 35 years.

Across social media, the announcements brought an outpouring of love and gratitude for the lasting impact they made here at Gettysburg:

  • Amy Centanni Masci ’02 on Carol Cantele ’83, P’15 (Facebook): “What an amazing career. So proud of you! Feel so grateful to have had you as my coach. I see many 🌊 🌊 🌞 and wonderful times for you and your family!”
  • Marc Bertrando P’21 on Barb Jordan (Instagram): “Congrats Barb. We feel blessed that our daughter had you for a role model. Thank you for making her the strong woman that she is!!”
  • Health Sciences Prof. Josef Brandauer on Kelly Jones (Twitter): “There’s a steady stream of students who’ve told me over the years how fortunate they were to have worked for and with Kelly. Enjoy your retirement, you’ll be missed – especially by generations of students you have mentored!”

Read more about Jordan’s and Jones’ retirement stories here:

Chemistry Prof. Kate Buettner: Facilitating community, providing opportunity

Chemistry Prof. Kate Buettner recently earned the honor of tenure and a National Institute of Health Academic Research Enhancement Award grant (NIH AREA) for her research, in collaboration with Amanda Reig, a chemistry professor from Ursinus College.

Math and democracy: How Prof. Campbell Hetrick aligns her work for the state of Pennsylvania to her teachings at Gettysburg

In September, Mathematics Prof. Beth Campbell Hetrick, who is passionate about the intersection of math and voting, was invited to serve on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s Redistricting Advisory Council.

“This is exactly why I love Gettysburg so much for my daughter. The application of theoretical concepts to real world needs and issues is baked into everything. I wish I could go back to school and learn this way!! So exciting to have a professor who not only makes her discipline come to life but who is making a real difference in her applied research as well.”
Diana Turk P’25 on Prof. Campbell Hetrick’s story (Facebook)

Edmiston at the Olympics

ALUM SPOTLIGHT: Olympic Ticketing Manager Rod Edmiston ’90

In case you missed it, read more news from the past month:

By Megan Miller
Posted: 04/07/22