"For roughly half a century, the name Hen Bream was indelibly linked with Gettysburg College athletics. First as a student in the 1920s, then during a long tenure as a coach and finally as Gettysburg's athletic director from 1953 to 1969, Bream contributed materially to Gettysburg's impressive record in intercollegiate athletic competition," Michael J. Birkner '72 writes in the introduction of Building Men.
Hen Bream was indeed an outsized figure in the history of Gettysburg College athletics, and Michael J. Birkner '72, Benjamin Franklin Professor of Liberal Arts and professor of history, has written the story of this colorful and influential person in Building Men: Hen Bream and Gettysburg College Athletics.
The book is available in the College Bookstore, bookstore.gettysburg.edu. We have also posted a chapter online, "‘This Darn War Won't Last Forever': Hen Bream's Boys and World War II.
Homecoming 2009 was a BOLD weekend. The BOLD Council met for the first time; and of the more than 1,300 alumni who came to campus.
Updating the web
The College's academic department pages are getting a face-lift, with new design that includes more pictures and videos.
Nominations for honorary degrees
Alumni, parents, and friends of Gettysburg College are encouraged to submit nominations for honorary degrees.