Elizabethtown College Online Magazine

Reflections on losing and finding yourself with E-town


The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Oftentimes when I think about our alma mater, I am reminded of a quote from Gandhi, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Elizabethtown College embodies the great thinker’s philosophy in our motto, “Educate for Service.”

Throughout the years, the Elizabethtown College community has greatly benefited from the contributions and service of alumni volunteers. Attending college fairs, career mentoring and raising funds for scholarships are just a few examples of initiatives that are only enhanced because of your support. On behalf of the Alumni Association, I want to extend our appreciation for your service and for what the College has accomplished because of you.

For alumni who are interested in volunteer opportunities, consider coming to the PRIDE Program Volunteer Day on Saturday, April 5, 2014. This morning of service projects is dedicated to beautifying our campus. It’s hard work, it’s rewarding and it’s a lot of fun!

The Alumni Association’s strength is directly proportional to the number and enthusiasm of our volunteers. If you are interested in helping fellow alumni—and the greater College community—by building a vibrant, engaged Alumni Association, please let us know. After all, service is part of the Blue Jay way. Together, we can both lose and find ourselves for the betterment of this special place called Elizabethtown College.

Blue Jays. Always.

Elizabeth O. Romaine ’02
President, Alumni Council
Elizabethtown College Alumni Association