Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs ’52 Leaders of the Year Award Celebration

DGALA’s President Brendan Connell, Jr. ’87 and VP Melanie Pastuck ’11 were surprised and extremely honored to receive The Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs Leaders of the Year Award at a recent dinner in Hanover (Club and Group Officers Weekend). Mel was unable to attend and receive her award, which Brendan accepted on her behalf, so we wanted to invite you to join us in celebrating Mel as we pass on her award to her too.

The award was made more special when we learned about the amazing Mr. Gibbs. Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs II ’52 (1852, that is!) was a pioneering missionary and educator as well as a politician during Reconstruction, serving as Florida’s first black Secretary of State. He was a member of the abolitionist movement while at Dartmouth, and he was only the third African-American to graduate from the College.

Hope to see you soon to celebrate Mr. Gibbs, Black History Month, Brendan, and Mel.

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DGALA NYC Drinks Following Evening with Provost Dever

DGALA is excited to host drinks and dinner following Alumni Relation’s Evening with Provost Dever in NYC a the Roosevelt Hotel near Grand Central! We look forward to seeing you all at Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC at 8:30pm once the program ends – we promise it’ll be the wurst time!

If you cannot make the reception with the Provost, feel free to RSVP and join us afterwards for drinks anyway!

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How do a geographer, an economist, and an anthropologist collaborate? How does faculty research strengthen teaching? How do we promote learning inside and outside of the classroom?

Discover the answers and learn more about Dartmouth’s academic aspirations in a lively conversation with Provost Carolyn Dever and Rahul Sarpeshkar, the inaugural Thomas E. Kurtz Chair in the William H. Neukom Academic Cluster in Computational Science.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
6 p.m. Reception with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
7 p.m. Program

The Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45th Street
New York

RSVP online by March 1, 2016

Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC

712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017
at 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Dartmouth Lunar New Year Dim Sum

Come celebrate the Year of the Monkey!
Dim sum and fun with Dartmouth friends from DGALA and DAPAAA

Presented by DAPAAA and DGALA

$20 tickets for all-you-can-eat dim sum and tea
$10 discounted tickets are available for recent grads (’14 and ’15) and current students

88 Palace Restaurant
February 21st at 11:30am

No tickets will be sold at the door! Please RSVP and buy your tickets in advance via EventBrite below:


You can also RSVP on Facebook! 

2015-2016 Membership Dues and Support!

Hi Everyone!

We are in the middle of our DGALA dues drive for 2015-2016, and if you want to make your contribution in 2015 and haven’t already, now is the time! DGALA is an independent tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and your dues support our robust regional programming, financial sponsorship of our students in Hanover (including Dartmouth PRIDE), and our newly launched service collaborations (most recently, with Harvey Milk High School in Manhattan), among many other initiatives.

It’s easy to pay your DGALA dues online:…

Any level of support is much appreciated and will be well spent. Thanks so much!!

Best wishes for a great 2016. We hope to see or hear from you soon!


Brendan Connell, Jr. ’87
President of DGALA

DGALA Oakland: Spontaneous Storytelling

It’s time to begin DGALA events for the East Bay! Join Zev Lowe ’03 & John Brett ’00 for an evening of spontaneous storytelling fun. Invite your LGBTQI & Two-Spirit Dartmouth friends. Arrive at 6pm to meet your fellow Dartmouth alums before the program at 6:30. Laugh, win drinks, network with a new crowd.

The Layover – Music Bar & Lounge
1517 Franklin St, Oakland, California 94612
Saturday, December 12th at 6:00pm to 8:30pm PST

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