GETTYSBURG, PA (06/20/2012)(readMedia)-- In recent weeks Gettysburg College recognized alumni for their extraordinary personal accomplishments, professional achievements, or humanitarian service. Each exemplifies the College's promise to prepare graduates to be leaders and active citizens in their professions, communities, nation, and the world.
At the Spring Honors Day program on May 19, Brig. Gen. Flora D. Darpino '83 Commanding General, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency Chief Judge, U.S. Army Court of Appeals was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given by the Alumni Association.
Economics major Flora D. Darpino graduated from Gettysburg in 1983 and earned her juris doctor degree from the School of Law on the Camden campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She received a direct commission into the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps and pursued a highly challenging career that included two deployments in Iraq, numerous commendations, and the rank of Brigadier General. Darpino is Commanding General of the U.S. Legal Services Agency and Chief Judge of the U.S. Army Court of Appeals. She oversees more than 20 offices, divisions, and activities worldwide and 500 personnel.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania within a couple hours drive of four major metropolitan areas.