IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
Recognizes with Deep Appreciation
the Extraordinary Achievements of
Garrett Gil de Rubio '96
2013 Secretary of the Year
25 or Less Years Out
"We are a part of Dartmouth College and we must do our part to preserve our community," you wrote in a column for The Dartmouth during your senior year.
Before you took over as Class Secretary in 2011, your class had rarely had a column in the alumni magazine. Two short years later, you have created an amazing communications structure across both paper and electronic media to build community. Drawing on your professional skill at tech development, you have brought classmates together through a variety of networks, from your newsy column in every issue of the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine to your steady stream of tweets offering everything from mini-reunion updates to links to the sounds of Dartmouth. You have tracked down "missing" classmates, created new Facebook and LinkedIn group pages, broadcast regular e-newsletters, and helped build a website that makes it easy for classmates to pay dues, buy class gear, or find an old friend.
You have devoted yourself to building community at Dartmouth in so many other ways as well. During your student days, you were president and founding member of Abaris, editor-in-chief of the Aegis, an undergrad advisor in Butterfield Hall, a member of Zeta Psi and Order of Omega, and active in the Council of Student Organizations and Model UN. More recently you've been working with '94s and '95s to establish a joint mini-reunions program. And, spearheading yet another new way to connect your classmates, you've been building a multimedia yearbook for your next reunion.
Garrett Gil de Rubio, you have done more than your part to strengthen your community. We thank you for all you have done for the Class of 1996, your College, and Dartmouth Alumni Magazine.