by MaryAlice Bitts-Jackson, video by Joe O'Neill
When the class of 2014 entered the Dickinson community during the 2010 Convocation ceremony, it was the largest and most diverse class in the college's history. It boasted many high academic achievers with interesting passions, including a nationally ranked archer, an understudy for a Broadway play, a television-commercial actor, an organic farmer and a swimmer for the Jamaican national team. Expectations were therefore high, and during the nearly four years since, the class did not disappoint.
To celebrate the class of 2014, we're taking a closer look their accomplishments, their Dickinson memories and their future plans.
What are the members of the class of 2014 really like? Check out these brief Q&As.
Members of the class of 2014 have already locked up jobs and enrolled in graduate programs at some impressive organizations, institutions and universities, including:
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- Cambridge Associates
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Council on International Educational Exchange
- Creative Artists Agency
- George Washington University
- National Forest Service
- New York Medical College
- Peace Corps
- Teach for America
- University of Glasgow
- University of Pennsylvania
- The U.S. Army
- and Vanguard.
Learn more about the graduating seniors' plans: Life Beyond the Limestone.
Class of 2014 members traveled the world, helped communities in need, earned distinguished awards, broke new scholarly ground and accomplished much more. Here are some of the stories highlighting their achievements during the last four years.
- A Common Concern (Anna McGinn)
- A Quick Look: Pre-Engineering 3:2 Option (Andrew Tolbert, Danfei Xu)
- A Very Russian Experience (Chase Philpot)
- Agent of Change (Lexie Raczka)
- All Creatures (Elizabeth Austin)
- Another Record-Breaking Season (Will Nelligan)
- Arctic Adventure (Leslie Milliman, Aleks Perpalaj)
- Creative Genes (Izzy Zimmerman)
- Cultivating More Than Crops (Emily Bowie)
- Daisies and Cancer Research (Myungsun Shin)
- Dishing Dirt in Class (Sam Mandl, Luca May)
- Fastest Game on Two Feet (Brian Cannon)
- From Motorhead to Mozart (Frederick Schlick)
- Fulbright Success (Martin de Bourmont, Kendra Haven, Peter Hechler, Chase Philpot, Benjamin West)
- Letters & Lines (Dana Angotta, Victora Cote, Chloe Cunningham, Taylor Evertsberg, Diamond McClintock, Victoria Schonfeld, Benjamin Slyngstad, Lauren Wyman)
- Listening to the World's Unheard (Lingwei Cheng)
- Long Shots Come In (Reed Salmons)
- Night and Day (David Cochrane, Stephen Reale, Alex Strenta)
- Not in Show (Tesha Chai, May Abou-Khalil, Molly Leach, Megan Sagastume)
- Not Just an Education (David Tretter)
- One of the Oldest is One of the Newest (Allison Charles, Colin Tripp)
- One Thing Leads to Another (Lindsey Blais, Diamond McClintock)
- The Road Less Trumpeted (Aaron Brumbaugh)
- That Dickinson Connection (Will Nelligan)
- The Top College Woman (Noorjahan Akbar)
- Unexpected Gains (Brian Cannon, Youssef Gorgi, Brian Gleason, Kelly McIntyre)
The class of 2014 marked many Dickinson milestones, including the inauguration of the college's first woman president; the college's first Charter Day; the launch of the Idea Fund, Handlebar, Peddler and Senior Club; the construction of new athletics facilities; and the introduction of The KoVe.
Take a look back at the class of 2014's first milestones in this gallery of photos from 2010 Move-In Day, Convocation and Orientation.
Published May 15, 2014