Dartmouth 2014 Student Marshal Gerben Scherpbier ’14

Dartmouth Flickr | Tue May 20, 2014
Hometown: Fort Washington, Pa. Major: Environmental earth science modified with economicsGerben Scherpbier's love of the outdoors has infused every aspect of his Dartmouth experience. He has done fieldwork, assessing damages after Hurricane Irene; GIS mapping research with a professor, an off-campus geology program; and a senior thesis on California wildfires. He holds his department's Francis L. Town Scientific Prize and Doug Bangs '80 Memorial Award. He has also been active with the Dartmouth Outing Club, as president and also as a leader in the First-Year Trips program. He has volunteered with the Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team, been an instructor at the Dartmouth Skiway, played on the men's Ultimate Frisbee team, and participated in structured campus dialogues on gender and sexuality. Scherpbier's post-graduation plans include staying in Hanover to direct this fall's First-Year Trips, then entering a training program to become a National Park Service law enforcement ranger.Marshals are carefully selected by fellow students for their citizenship, enthusiasm, integrity, and positive impact on others. The marshals carry batons engraved with their names as they lead their classmates to the Green during the Commencement academic procession. Learn more about the 2014 Student Marshals.(Photo by Jacob Kupferman ’14)Stay connected to Dartmouth: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Instagram