Name: Gabriel Young ’13
Current: studying Arabic in a mountain town on the Arabian Peninsula
“At St. Mary’s, you are part of a small community of people who love to trade stories and to learn from one another no matter what the setting — whether in an intensive reading seminar, around a bonfire in North Woods, in a dorm room late at night, or on a sailboat during lazy days on the river. These sorts of experiences make St. Mary’s a second home for you, a place where you know who you are and all the amazing things of which you are capable.
I am especially grateful to the faculty members who always left their office doors open and encouraged me early on in all of my pursuits. As I prepare to apply to graduate programs in Middle Eastern studies, they continue to lend much-needed guidance and support. My professors have become invaluable mentors and lifelong friends.”
Kyle Wichtendahl ’10
Current: Director of Interpretation at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Ilene Frank ’96
The executive director of Rensselaer County Historical Society in Troy, N.Y. She is one of 36 history and cultural heritage museum leaders chosen for their “inspiring leadership in 21st-century institutions” who are highlighted in a new book, “Leadership Matters,” by Anne W. Ackerson and John Baldwin.