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Cory Weissman '12 continues his journey

When you ask Cory Weissman ’12, how the stroke he suffered during his freshman year affected who he is today, his answer may surprise you.

“It was the greatest gift I was ever given,” he says. “Truly a blessing.”

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Law, Order, and the Old West: Scott Dyke '65, Wyatt Earp Expert

For most people, retirement means golf courses and more time with grandchildren. For Scott Dyke ’65, it means even more. Since retiring in the early 1990s, the political science major, psychology and business double minor is pursuing a life-long passion of researching the Old West.

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Alums search for student-entrepreneur

Bob Allen ’89 has been busy since he graduated from Gettysburg.

He helped to grow a three-guys-in-a-garage operation to a publicly traded, 1,500-people-strong company with offices around the world.

Then in 2009, in the midst of an economic downturn, he started an offshore technology...

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15 things to LOVE about Gettysburg College

This Valentine's Day, let's take a moment to reflect on all that we love about Gettysburg College!

Be sure to add your own items to our list by writing in the comment section below or sharing on Facebook.

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Geno McDermott ’08 produces new Animal Planet series Cold River Cash

Last year alone, Maine's eel fishing business was worth almost $40 million. Gettysburg College alumnus and video producer Geno McDermott ’08 has captured dynamic insights into this lucrative enterprise in his new eight-part documentary series Learn More


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Fulbrighter Emily Ruhl ’13 found her passions at Gettysburg

During the spring of her senior year, Emily Ruhl ’13 landed a job that merges all of her passions. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA), she’s able to merge her interests in teaching, environmental research and conservation, and world travel.

Ruhl’s path started...

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Students pursue career interests over winter break

For many Gettysburg College students, kicking back and relaxing during winter break was only part of their plan. The other part was preparing for their careers by taking advantage of over 250 career-related opportunities offered by the Center for Career ...

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College couple creates fund for art and photography

As husband and wife, history professor Michael J. Birkner ’72 P’10 and library director Robin Wagner P’10 share much of their personal and professional lives. As employees of Gettysburg, they contribute a great deal to the College; as donors, they have created an endowment to share...

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Three-Star General Flora Darpino ’83 to speak at May 18 Commencement

Lieutenant General Darpino, Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army, will speak and receive an honorary degree May 18 at Gettysburg College's 179th Commencement. The 11 a...

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Prof. Jonathan David, Greg Williams ’10 unearth 2nd Century Roman military camp

When alumnus Greg Williams ’10 wanted to garner additional archaeological experience and further develop his skill set, he turned to a friend he discovered on the Gettysburg College campus, Prof. Jonathan David.

This past summer, Williams and David worked outside of Tel Megiddo, Israel...

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The Lucky 13 of ’13: Top moments from the past year

2013 was yet another interesting, exciting, and successful year for Gettysburg College and our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends.

A new annual event to add to the list of well-loved campus traditions. Recognition as a top college for service. A faculty research breakthrough. More...

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1000 To 1: The Cory Weissman Story to debut in March; Watch trailer

1000 To 1: The Cory Weissman Story will debut on DVD and digital on March 4.

Delivering a message of unflinching courage, 1000 To 1: The Cory Weissman Story follows Gettysburg College student-athlete Cory Weissman, an eighteen-year-old basketball star, on his journey ...

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Ben Tabor '13 forges own path at Gettysburg

“I had certain expectations of what I would get out of my college experience,” recalls Ben Tabor ’13. His brother, Brad, was a 2008 Gettysburg alum. Both had earned academic Presidential Scholarships. Both were recruited to play Bullets soccer. In many ways, Tabor had a path laid...

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Alum shells out hands-on experiences: Students work with Turtle Rescue Team founder Greg Lewbart '81

Greg Lewbart ’81 always knew that he wanted to be a veterinarian. It wasn’t until he took a Gettysburg College course on marine biology and learned about invertebrates, though, that his path really became clear for him.

“Dr. Robert Barnes was my faculty advisor, and he really...

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Alum pens book on Gettysburg Address in time for 150th anniversary

Once you visit historic Gettysburg, it is always with you. That is especially the case for Jared Peatman ’02, who recently released The Long Shadow of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, a book that explores the ways the speech has been invoked and used – positively and negatively &ndash...

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The Untold Story of the Gettysburg Address

The diary entries of Gettysburg College alumnus David Wills paint a picture of a serious, young man focused on his responsibilities as a student--studying the classics, practicing his debate skills. He was a 20-year-old junior at what was then called Pennsylvania College (now Gettysburg College), ...

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Veterans Day 2013: Remembering a Medal of Honor Recipient

As Gettysburg College joins with the rest of the nation in observing Veterans Day 2013, we would like to share the story of a former student who used the challenges he faced as motivation to become a high-achiever during his service in the United States Army. He served in the Vietnam War and was awarded...

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Gettysburg College’s value, academic quality recognized in 2013 rankings

Gettysburg College received high marks throughout 2013 by several news organizations and higher education groups. The College was scored on everything from academic quality to the overall undergraduate experience.

Here's how we did…

The Princeton Review...

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The letter that left the President speechless

The last time Eric Kolbe ’65 visited the Gettysburg College President’s Office it was to meet with President Carl Arnold Hanson in the 1960s. Kolbe was one of a group of students who expressed outrage to Hanson about segregation at a local barbershop. They came in support of civil rights...

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Photographic memories: William Frassanito '68 brings history to life

A story in The Washington Post this summer cited the many ways author and battlefield historian William A. Frassanito ’68 has increased public and academic understanding of...

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Work hard, take chances: Three-star Gen. Flora Darpino '83 earns high-profile promotion

Three-star General Flora Darpino’s ’83 recent promotion puts her in charge of the entire legal system within the uniformed Army, and establishes her as the face of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. In the military’s 238 year history, she is the first female to hold this position...

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Bret Mayer '04 first foreigner to earn top certification in Japanese kanji

Kanji, a modern Japanese writing system, incorporates more than 6,000 unique Chinese characters for everyday use. And Gettysburg College alumnus Bret Mayer ’04 knows them all.

After five years of preparation, Mayer became the first non-native Japanese speaker to master the Japan Kanji...

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Eight Bullets inducted into Hall of Athletic Honor; View videos

On September 27, eight Bullets and the 1993 women's soccer team were recognized at the Gettysburg College Hall of Athletic Honor Induction presented by the Learn More


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Recent grad creates historical garden with a community service twist

After Hannah Grose ’13 walked across the stage outside of Pennsylvania Hall, the environmental science major got to work turning her senior capstone from a mere research project into an existent program.

What she has since created is the Learn More


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The Long Shot

Some would call it a long shot.

In mid-August, Gettysburg College alumnus Marcin Malec ’13 earned a bronze medal at the Computer Olympiad in Yokohama, Japan. The Olympiad, hosted by the International Computer Games Association, pitted Marcin against five other skilled competitors...

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