Gordon in the News: last updated 08/31/2011

Soccer, Sally Brown and Service: How Gordon Students Spent Their Summers

This summer Gordon welcomed President D. Michael Lindsay, hosted 11 sports camps, and prepared for the 2011–2012 academic year. We were curious to hear what our students did while they were away. Here’s what some of them said:

“I went home to the Cape where I worked weddings at a golf course and went to the beach as much as possible. The highlight was a road trip to New Jersey to visit Gordon friends.”
Jenna Good ’14, social work; Pocasset, Massachusetts

“I played Sally Brown in a local production of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown! with Cumberland County College in Vineland, New Jersey. It was fun to continuing acting this summer after being involved with Spiritways, one of Gordon’s History Alive! productions this past year.”
Emily DenBleyker ’14, music, communication arts; Millville, New Jersey

“I spent my summer in Mexico, where I lived with a host family and worked as an intern for a Mexican economist doing research and finding evidence for an article about Mexican culture and modernity. It was rewarding to integrate in an international setting what I’ve been learning for the past three years at Gordon.”

Natalie Giordano ’12, communication arts; Arlington, Virginia

“Between training for soccer and babysitting, I made many trips to the Jersey Shore.”
Katie Thompson ’13, communication arts; Long Valley, New Jersey

“Since I’m on Orientation staff this year, I spent a lot of time doing prep work for Orientation. The best part of my summer was a road trip from my home in Albany to see Gordon friends on the Cape.”
Aaron Gehr ’13, biology; Albany, New York

“I spent an unforgettable six weeks in Swaziland, South Africa, with a team of Gordon students, building houses and leading programs for orphans. I served, I learned, and I made some really great friends in the process.”
Kristin Burke ’12, early childhood education, psychology; Wakefield, Massachusetts

“I had an awesome graphic design internship in New York City with DKNY, designer clothing and fashion. I learned so much from observing and made some really important connections in the fashion world.”
Kristin Bollier ’12, communication arts; Leo, Indiana

“Through Western Digital I went to the New York Stock Exchange next generation boot camp. I had the chance to talk with people who run the NYSE and ask lots of questions. I really felt prepared by Gordon to be in such a high-powered environment.”
Jesse Harris ’13, psychology, English, philosophy; San Juan Capistrano, California

“I worked full-time as a teller at New York Credit Union. It was a busy summer, and I am glad to be at Gordon now.”
Jordan Brustle ’15, business administration; Clifton Park, New York

“I tutored a sixth-grader in math and helped my family move. I also did lots of gardening and outside work to relax and enjoy the summer weather.”
Jessica Mohrmann ’13, education, German; Grand Rapids, Michigan

“The most exciting part of my summer was doing research work for Dr. Melkonian on immigration policy and ethics. I also worked in Career Services here at Gordon and babysat.”
Emily Boop ’12, philosophy, political science; Murrieta, California

“For the sixth summer, I worked at Camp Berea in Hebron, New Hampshire. As a program team member, I organized lots of games, acted in skits, and had lots of cool conversations about Jesus.”
Jeremy Vorce ’12, youth ministry; Windham, New Hampshire