The holidays are filled with traditions that preserve cultural assets. Traditions comprise some of our most treasured memories. As Gettysburg alumni, we remember the rich traditions of Gettysburg College. They may be categorized by a yearly event like Servo Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Reading Days, or Commencement, but for Gettysburg alumni, it’s about inspiring others to “Do Great Work”.
The phrase “Great Work” highlights a lifestyle that is filled with personal and professional accomplishments. This lifestyle of doing great work is a tradition that is more than 175 years old. In order for a tradition to last this long, it must be accepted by new generations who make new aspects to that same tradition. This allows for the tradition to be exciting, special and unique. Every year, Gettysburg College alumni make this tradition of doing great work their own. Alumni act as a catalyst for other individuals to do great work. They set a precedence to mentor and lead. Therefore, making the lifestyle of doing great work addicting and contagious.
With this in mind, how have you done great work this year? How can you turn the “tradition” of doing great work into a lifestyle? Lastly, how have you inspired others to do great work? We want to hear from you! Please update us on how you’ve been continuing the 175-year tradition of doing great work.
Lexie Grant ’11, BOLD Council member