(Editors Note: This article on Elizabeth Miller '19 was originally featured on the homepage of the Gettysburg College website. Liz was a 2015-2016 participant in our Gettysburg College Leadership Certificate program.)

Reaching Your Personal Mountaintops through Ascent

“When I think of Gettysburg, I think of all of the connections I’ve been able to make over the past year,” said Elizabeth Miller ’19.

Specifically, she mentions the friendships she made during her five-day pre-Orientation Ascent trip less than a year ago and the connections she felt compelled to make as a result. At the same time, building those relationships was one of the aspects of college life that she was most wary of as an incoming student.

“When you first come in to college, you are worried about finding friends, getting involved, and feeling comfortable on campus,” Miller recalled. “Signing up for Ascent has definitely played a huge factor in my ability to make connections with many different people across campus who I may not have met otherwise. It set up a strong foundation for me to build on over the next four years.”

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