Expeditionary Learning Gets New Fund

Longtime Outdoor Program Director Randy Knaggs ’94 is stepping back from his duties due to health issues, marking the end of an era. It also signals the beginning of bright new possibilities, thanks to a generous $5000 pledge from Daniel Doolittle ’95 to establish a new Randy Knaggs Expeditionary Learning Fund. 

“The Outdoor Program, Randy, and the many initiatives that have sprung forth from his efforts, are incredibly valuable wellsprings of inspiration and learning,” says Daniel, who will match every gift to the fund made during this fiscal year (until June 30, 2018) up to $2,500 as the first installment of his gift. “I’ve benefited greatly from the self-confidence, concrete skills, and worldly lessons that I can trace directly to Randy and the OP.”

“Daniel’s donation is about continuing to do the good work that I have done with the OP, exposing students to the outdoors and giving them opportunities for cross-cultural learning and community service,” said Randy. The new fund will be used to help cover travel expenses for one-to-two-week expeditionary learning trips, such as the one being planned to Yellowstone National Park for spring break this year. “For some students, an additional $300 or $500 can make the difference between joining a trip and not joining.”

“The thought that even a modest amount of funding can help current students have potentially life-changing experiences is great motivation for me to help launch this fund,” adds Daniel. “I hope other alumni will contribute and participate in its growth and sustenance.” Contribute to the new Randy Knaggs Expeditionary Learning Fund.

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