Gettysburg Magazine - Winter 2014


From the President

I am writing today to ask for your help in two areas of great importance to our College. First, many of you are aware of the U.S. News and World Report college rankings. Although I do not believe these rankings provide a valid indicator of the quality of the education offered by our nation’s colleges and universities, we know prospective students and their parents give them careful consideration.
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Features

Turning the tables
Guided by their passions and determination to do great work, Dion Liverpool ’93, Glenn Dicker ’88, Sheffield MacIntyre ’00, and Peter Erskine ’86 blaze bold and original career paths.

“Little Tiger” takes top honor
David Wemer ’14 earned the American Historical Association’s top prize for a published undergraduate research paper.

Art of the interview
The road to the first—or a new—job is paved with classic good sense and the ability to navigate new twists.

Kanji Expert
Five years of practice and learning 6,000 characters paid off for Bret Mayer ’04, the first non-native Japanese speaker to master the Japan Kanji Aptitude Test.


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You can find class notes beginning on page 17 of the pdf of the magazine or by logging in to myGettysburg.

Parting shot - Breaking down barriers

Five years after graduating from Gettysburg, I was diagnosed with a debilitating illness. It has changed me in countless ways, the most obvious is my mobility. I have learned to overcome barriers, and I now put that knowledge to good work increasing access for people with disabilities. Read more