Al Gorton ’13 first met his father at the age of 15. The man brought a map of Hershey, Pa., and photographs of his family and the local high school. “He talked about his family—pretty much trying to sell himself to me,” remembers Al. “Because that’s what you do when you are looking to adopt an older youth.”
Nathan Caudill ’13 looks at the world with a refreshing curiosity, focusing on its mysteries as opportunities for intellectual exploration. “There’s a lot I don’t know,” he admits. “But for me, I look at it as if there’s a lot I can know.”
As co-leaders of the Integrity Committee, Kristin Mance ’11, Erin Johnson ’12 and Dan Silver ’12 share the common purpose of preserving the character of Elizabethtown College.
A 5-year-old Lauren Carmichael ’11 could barely contain her excitement as she waited at the airport. Her mother and father were bringing her a baby sister from China. “One of the most amazing experiences of my life was when my parents put her in my arms,” she recalls.
As a member of the orchestra and string quartet, Leeann Hackett ’11 dazzles audiences with her proficiency on the violin. She also shares her talent with eight young students, elementary through high school, eager to become as skilled on the instrument as she is.
Heather Slifko ’12 arrived at Elizabethtown with a servant’s heart—desiring to use her talents and skills to help others. “I came here knowing that service is my calling,” she reflects. “I love that Elizabethtown is committed to Educate for Service and offers a number of opportunities to get involved in helping others.”