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.
In May, our community took to social media to engage with and reflect on these stories, including celebrating the Class of 2022 and Gettysburg’s success on and off the field:
Finding joy in the journey: Class of 2022 embarks on a ‘brighter tomorrow’ at Commencement
On May 14, the rain didn’t stop the Class of 2022 from celebrating their graduation during the College’s 187th Commencement. As President Bob Iuliano said, they leave the College “not only as Gettysburg graduates, but as leaders and engaged citizens prepared to change the world.”
“I hope you never forget that you always had everything within you to Do Great Work, and you always will,” said Phoebe Doscher ’22. “We are boundless, Class of 2022. I see it, I believe it, and I can’t wait to see what we will do next.”
“Your diploma bears a name—Gettysburg—that is central to the American story and represents what is best about the American spirit. That should make you feel proud and humbled. As a Gettysburg graduate, you are now ready to Do Great Work for your community, your country, and your world.”
– Commencement speaker U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy
Prior to the main Commencement exercises, both the men’s and women’s lacrosse seniors were recognized in a Special Commencement Ceremony on May 12. Read the recap.
Congratulations, Class of 2022!
The celebration extended from campus onto social media, where our community shared messages of congratulations to the Class of 2022:
- Travis Breen ’05 (LinkedIn): “Way to go Bullets! Do Great Work.”
- Linda Peppe (Facebook): “You know, as a teacher, I also watched the faces of the professors and teachers. I could see the pride in their eyes, the nurturing glances, the knowledge of what these students achieved. It gave me a thrill as an educator to see that educators have caring hearts regardless of the age of their students.”
- Bill Schiff ’73 (Facebook): “Let your dreams begin.”
- Linda Schrader ’74 (Facebook): “Doscher’s quote is the best comment I have heard in a Commencement speech. Congratulations to all the graduates.”
- Timothy Stokes P’25 (LinkedIn): “Congratulations to the Gettysburg College graduates Class of 2022!”
Proud to be this year's commencement speaker at @Gettysburg College, and humbled to have received the honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service. Congratulations Class of 2022! #gburg2022 pic.twitter.com/2FWHOxc8kO— U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy (@RepStephMurphy) May 15, 2022
How Britney Brunache ’22 and Tom Cassara ’23 learned to thrive at Gettysburg
Both Britney Brunache ’22 and Tom Cassara ’23 built a support system at Gettysburg College through their various activities and mentorships across campus. They credit their growth to the Gettysburg community.
“Gettysburg is a community of people who thrive together,” Brunache said. “It doesn't matter if you're an athlete, a mathematician, or the editor of a newspaper. You can find something for yourself.”
Celebrating athletic success
Check out athletic news from May, including staff announcements, team honors, and more:
- Head Baseball Coach John Campo announces retirement
- Cantele and Co. continue storybook season with CC Championship
- Ferrara smashes javelin record at Swarthmore final meet
- Jewart, award-winning director of athletic communications, takes on new role at Gettysburg
- Dyer tabbed to lead Gettysburg field hockey
- Pickering earns conference's top scholar award
- Fullowan cecomes third Bullet to win NCAA Elite 90 Award
- Patti Schuman Koontz ’84 added to MAC Hall of Fame
Head to gettysburgsports.com to read more athletic news.
By Megan Miller