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By playing such a vital role in the process that turns students’ passions into purpose, every donor has plenty of reasons to be a proud Dickinsonian. By making a gift during the 2016-17 fiscal year, you share in every accomplishment Dickinson celebrated over the last year.

The institutional accolade. The student recognized by the White House. The alumna taking on a highly visible leadership role. The professor’s research highlighted by the national media. The athletics team advancing to the Centennial Conference finals. All of these come back to you, the noble Dickinsonians and loyal donors who made the college’s historic mission a priority by making a gift last year.

So take a look at some of the many reasons to take pride in Dickinson over the last year, and let your pride carry forward into the future. We thank you for your support and hope that pride will inspire you once again to help turn our students’ passions into purpose so that you can continue to take pride in playing a vital role in this distinctive, useful liberal-arts education for the common good.

Engaging the World: Dickinson became the first liberal-arts college to join the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, which promotes research on and study of the impacts of community-campus partnerships, educates the public on effective programs for community change and conducts national and international meetings, workshops, institutes, symposia and conferences to discuss future goals and challenges of moving initiatives forward.

Global-Ed Leader: The Institute of International Education again ranked Dickinson a top-five college for long-term study abroad.

Medal for MÁlaga: The Dickinson-in-Spain study abroad program received a Medal of Honor from the Málaga Athenaeum.

The World is Their Classroom: Two students, Tyree Grant ’18 and Ana Gamino ’18, earned competitive study abroad scholarships through the Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program. They are among 850 recipients nationally, out of more than 2,700 applicants, and both are Posse Foundation scholars. 

Red Devil Pride:

  • 4 Red Devil teams advanced to the Centennial Conference semifinals;
  • 98 Red Devils earned all-conference recognition;
  • 12 Red Devils were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
  • 130 Red Devil student-athletes were named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll.
The Writing Center


Worldly Writing Center: Dickinson is the only college in the world with a Writing Center that offers writing tutoring in 11 languages.

David O'Connell


Faculty Experts: Dickinson faculty members Jeff McCausland, Amy Farrell, Sarah Niebler and David O’Connell put the college’s name front and center everywhere from The Atlantic to ABC News, CNN and Anderson Cooper 360 as they weighed in on election-season news.

Celebrating Sustainability: Dickinson was named the No. 4 baccalaureate institution in the country for sustainability performance, according to the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Community Service


Learning through Service: In 2016-17, Dickinson students completed 30,740 hours of community service and raised $87,697 for charitable causes.

Fulbright Success: The U.S. Department of State named Dickinson a Top Fulbright-Producing College for the seventh time in the past 12 years.

Making Being “Green” Look Easy: Our sustainability efforts and courses once again earned us the highest possible score on The Princeton’s Review’s Green Honor Roll and a spot on Sierra Magazine’s “Cool Schools” list.

White House Honors: Daniel Becker ’17 was honored at the White House this fall with the 2016 Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons in recognition of the nonprofit he founded, Students Opposing Slavery.