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2015 Donor Stories

David Carlson '89

David Carlson '89

“ Dickinson was instrumental in my life, and I want other people to have the same opportunities I had—to find a place in life with Dickinson as the starting block.”

—David Carlson ’89

Named Dickinsonian news editor during freshman year, went on to be editor-in-chief. Studied abroad in England, volunteered with Big/Little. Worked in advertising and for a nonprofit before earning a law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Now a corporate lawyer for an international hospitality company. Has volunteered for Dickinson since graduation, often speaking with prospective students and their families at college fairs; also serves on the board of Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey. “I’m involved in a lot of things today, and I love learning new things and challenging myself. That way of life was cemented by Dickinson.”