Grove City College’s Class of 2016 presented their senior gift to the College at the Senior Dinner on Wednesday, May 11.
The seniors, along with their parents, raised funds to plant a small-scale apple orchard along the banks of Wolf Creek on lower campus and add landscaping on the hillside below Harbison Chapel leading to Rainbow Bridge. The gift was determined by a class vote.
Senior Class President R. Elliot Neff ’16 made the gift presentation to College President Paul J. McNulty ’80. Other class officers are: Senior Senator of Social Affairs Martin Lammers ’16, Senior Senator of Marketing and Communications Immanuel L. Araujo ’16, Senior Senator of Student Affairs Liesle McClintock ’16 and Senior Senator of Academic Affairs Jonathan Nelson ’16.
“This will be a fitting legacy for graduates and a huge benefit for the campus community,” Holly Pipher, director of Grove City College’s Annual Fund, said.
The Class of 2016 has raised nearly $23,000 for the gift, with nearly 35 percent of the class contributing.
“The senior class gift campaign invites the class of 2016 to begin building a legacy of alumni engagement and philanthropic giving by making their first donation to Grove City College. This tradition is a way of showing their thanks to the College, demonstrating a sense of community and connection, and leaving a lasting impact that reflects the spirit of the class,” Pipher said.