“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
— President Abraham Lincoln
Gettysburgians—part of a curious and confident community—find strength in our foundation, while keeping an eye on the ever-evolving future.
“From the changing nature of the student body, to a desire to deepen its national footprint, to its commitment to internationalization, experiential learning, leadership, and innovation, there is an openness to new possibilities and to experimentation,” said President Robert W. Iuliano. “There are challenges ahead, but this is an institution ready—if not impatient—to meet the future that awaits.”
Here at Gettysburg College, creative thinking leads to innovative solutions. In every discipline imaginable, Gettysburgians past and present pioneer their own paths with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Robert Schwartz ’92
The current global leader of strategy and design for IBM iX connects innovation to career success. “You need to change just as much as the brands you consult,” said Schwartz. “It’s a real challenge for anyone these days, but having a flexibility of perspective that can be applied across your core skills lets you work in new and innovative ways.”
Emmarie Toppan ’20
The philosophy major thought outside of the box as a 2019 Digital Scholarship summer fellow. “My project is based around looking at visual novels as a form of digital storytelling because of how they combine technology with literature. Stories are an essential part of our existence, always present in the way we think, remember, and have conversations with others. I think that video games as a quickly-developing arena offer a wonderful platform for storytelling that is filled with potential.”