Gator Quad is a virtual site where members of the Allegheny College community & alumni, from across the world, "connect tale to tale" through the stories they share.
Allegheny College is full of "unusual combinations" as represented by the richness and variety of student lives, experiences, and perspectives.
So, we, the students in Professor Sinha Roy's Spring 2020 "Branding & Storytelling" course (COMM276), collaborated to create a digital meeting space -- the GATOR QUAD -- where Gator community members and alumni from around the world can virtually hang and read and contribute to the stories. These posts offer a virtual introduction to Gators across the world and to the reflections, people, and pets who make it into their stories.
Since we started this project before the COVID-19 quarantine, you will find stories about Gator experiences from a time when the world was not "socially distanced." There are amazing alumni contributions of their unique Allegheny moments, stories from Gator interviews during the lockdown, and profiles of some of our "Gator Champs" -- the quiet heroes at Allegheny College who are working 24/7 to help the Gator community that has scattered everywhere. They keep the College running, and are the first responders to our calls of distress. Most recently, faculty members across the disciplines contributed to a thread on the Black Lives Matter protests and the issue of social justice.
Finally, a community is only as strong as its actions show it to be. We recognize that everyone is hurting in these times of need, but some are hurting more. So, if you can help a Gator in need, please click here, or on the button, on the right, and make a secure online contribution to the Allegheny College Emergency Fund. Thank you for joining us at the Gator Quad!
THE GATOR QUAD
We invite other Gator students to share their stories at the Gator Quad too. Add your experiences to this wonderful conversation. Show us what makes you, you.
Shake your Gator Tale here
And if you can, please show your support and love for our community by making a donation. Simply click on the button you see on every page and it will take you to a secure online form where you can make your gift. Invest in making our students-in-need feel Gator Proud and Gator Strong again.
Fellow Gators across the world let's inspire and connect with each other!
If you have strength, pass it on. Please click on the button above and give a little to make every Gator feel Allegheny Proud, Allegheny Strong!