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Alumnus Finds Purpose in Guiding Youth

Fred Capestany '86

For Fred Capestany ’86, serving others is more than a feel-good deed, it’s a basic living expense.
“I always had a sense from my parents that service is sort of the rent you pay for living,” Capestany said. “There was a strong belief that it’s just what you have to do, and that we all must do our part to help confront injustices and inequalities to help make the world a better place.”

Alumnus Shares Passion for Purpose

Phil Gardner ’69

One of the leading consultants on academic student success and professional development, Phil Gardner '69 believes purpose is the key to pursuing one's passion throughout life.

"Many students who seek a liberal arts degree are driven by their passion for a field of study," Gardner said. "But, when it comes to linking college and career, there is a big difference between having passion and having purpose."