STILLPOINT Archive: last updated 08/24/2009
Meet Derek ’93 and Sara (Hillier) ’93 Mogck. He was a political science major who became an attorney. She was a history major who minored in political science, earned a master’s degree in teaching and taught high school history.
Both worked in public policy in Washington, D.C. Now they live in Connecticut, raising three children while Derek practices law in
Hartford. Sara is at home and takes leadership roles in their kids’ and community activities.
They have a mutual affection for Gordon—the place that helped them find their callings and each other. As students they participated in a variety of activities, from Orientation staff to athletics. They remain committed to Gordon, now helping develop a Hartford area alumni association.
They have also shown their support in a way increasingly common among individuals in their 30s and 40s—naming Gordon in their wills. Derek says, “Including Gordon was a natural decision. When our children were born we realized we needed wills to guide others in case something happened to us. We also wanted to honor the people and experiences that helped shape our lives. Gordon was so important to us. Naming the College in our wills was easy and ensures we can give something back.”