Laura Vang '15
Student Director for Conversations That Matter
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In 1951 Dartmouth College President John Sloan Dickey and the Board of Trustees founded Tucker Foundation in honor of William Jewett Tucker, the ninth president of the College.
William Jewett Tucker believed that students should not be "content with the commonplace in character any more than with the commonplace in ambition or intellectual attainment." Nor should they expect to "make any lasting or very strong impression on the world through intellectual power without the use of an equal amount of conscience and heart." The Tucker Foundation is committed to upholding this principle as central to a true liberal arts education.
The Tucker Foundation is charged with supporting and furthering the moral and spiritual work of the College. It provides community service opportunities, opportunities for exploration and expression of faith, off-campus fellowships and internships, leadership and reflection opportunities, cross-cultural programs, and special speakers. Many programs are led together by students and staff.
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Last Updated: 9/26/11