Fearless Friday: Class of 2019

We recognize all of the Gettysburg College graduates who will use what they learned and experienced over the past four years to fearlessly promote change, seek justice, and challenge inequality after leaving Gettysburg College. The following list contains the names of members of the Class of 2019 who have been recognized by other members of the campus community as leaders for change, and we are proud to claim these fearless and inspirational students as our own. We know, however, that we do not have everyone who deserves to be recognized listed below, so feel free to continue nominating your friends, peers, co-workers, students — any member of the Class of 2019 that you believe will go on to create positive change post-graduation. Nominations can be received either through comments at the bottom of this post or emailed to surgegettysburg@gmail.com.

Those who help us imagine a better world through the arts:
Angelique Acevedo

Bailey Harper
Marina Fleites
Olivia Jarrell
Inayah Sherry
Nikoleta Mountanos
Nicholas Merritt
Logan Aikey
Elizabeth DeVito
Sebastien Ridore
Jasmin Eddy 

Those who work to call out injustice on a daily basis:
Harrison Curtis

Pat Custer
Jasmin Eddy
Brodie Edgerton
Caroline Glennon
Olivia Jarrell
Venissa Ledesma
Ivana Lopez Espinosa
Jared McCully
Vanessa Martinez
Marion McKenzie
Christina Noto

Those who will prepare the next generation of students to be active leaders and participants in a changing world:
Mark Casillas

Jasmin Eddy
Caroline Glennon
Olivia Jarrell
Olivia Lanctot
Venissa Ledesma
Ivana Lopez Espinsosa
Christina Noto
Ilana Olbrys
Emily Vega
Raven Waters

Those who help us keep our sanity through their use of humor:
Angelique Acevedo
Jake Billelo

Mark Casillas
Caroline Glennon
Olivia Jarrell
Hayley Lund
Jared McCully
Nikoleta Mountanos
Sam Pfeffer
Josh Wagner

Those prepared and preparing to heal broken bodies and broken health systems:
Izabella Busher

Hannah Hadgu
Venissa Ledesma
Jenna Leitgeb
Sean Little
Sam Pfeffer

Those who will lead us in taking better care of the earth:
Brittany Bondi

John Dubose
Olivia Jarrell
Natalie Kisak
Venissa Ledesma
Marion McKenzie
Sam Pfeffer
Jesse Shircliff

Those who will transform their communities by loving their neighbors:
Joey Artemiou

Mark Casillas
Daphne Ellis
Caroline Glennon
Bailey (Jason) Heath
Becca Holden
Olivia Jarrell
Venissa Ledesma
Jenna Leitgeb
Steven May
Sam Pfeffer
Emily Vega
Keith Young

Those who ask tough questions, and by doing so make all of us better thinkers:
Maksoda Akter

Samuel Dobbins
Marina Fleites
Olivia Jarrell
Ivana Lopez Espinosa
Vanessa Martinez
Christina Noto
Daniel Shussett
Josh Wagner
Erik Wendt

Those who refuse to accept the status quo:
Maksoda Akter

Marina Fleites
Olivia Jarrell
Vanessa Martinez
Jared McCully
Marion McKenzie
Christina Noto

Those dedicated to understanding different perspectives and sharing those perspectives with others:
Maksoda Akter
Anna Burns

Mark Casillas
Marina Fleites
Caroline Glennon
Sam Gohn
Rebecca Holden
Olivia Jarrell
Spencer King
Olivia Lanctot
Ivana Lopez Espinosa
Vanessa Martinez
Josh Wagner

Those who will not rest until everyone has a life free from discrimination based on race, gender, and sexual orientation:
Arin Fred Brault

Pearson Cost
Olivia Fischer
Olivia Jarrell
Ivana Lopez Espinosa
Vanessa Martinez

Christina Noto