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Creating more enhanced academic experiences was a point of emphasis.

With a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we developed a

faculty-student research program in the humanities that complements

existing collaborations in the sciences and social sciences. In total, 29

students used grants to conduct research with 15 faculty members

during this past summer. Gifts from trustees funded 21 participants in

the second annual Williamsport Internship Summer Experience (WISE),

empowering students to blend their in-classroom learning with real-

world experiences. We expanded study abroad options through an

exchange agreement with Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado

de Puebla (UPAEP) in Puebla, Mexico, and completed memorandums of

understanding with three universities in China and one in Switzerland.

Leadership development has also emerged as a point of emphasis.

Trustee gifts have enabled us to hire a director and launch a pilot

program in outdoor education and recreation with a focus on

leadership development. At the same time, gifts to the Lycoming Fund

have made it possible to launch a new leadership program in athletics

and allowed the College to continue the popular Gettysburg Battlefield

Leadership Experience.

As you will see in this report, the College achieved several

fundraising records last year, and I am grateful to our alumni and

friends who made those achievements possible.

I hope that you will enjoy the stories that follow. They illustrate

Sincerely,

Kent C. Trachte, Ph.D.

President

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