In Pursuit of Excellence

Dartmouth College Recognizes with Deep Appreciation the Extraordinary Achievements of

Kathleen E. Gold ’98 

Class Newsletter Editor of the Year 25 Years Out and Younger

For the second year in a row, you have wowed the Class Newsletter Editors Association with Beyond the Green, the Class of 1998 newsletter. You continue to show enthusiasm and dedication to the newsletter editor role, and it shows in the way your newsletter engages classmates through a variety of content, including reports on classmates, the College, and the operation of the Class of 1998 Executive Committee.

Three beautiful, 16-page, full-color editions were brought to life with recurring columns that formed the backbone of Beyond the Green, including “20 Questions” interviews with classmates, reports from class officers, mini-reunion updates, and photo galleries. A unique feature, “Green Gossip” shared quick updates taken from the class’s Facebook page, encouraging Facebook participation and providing classmates with an easy way to stay connected and share news.

In the first newsletter of the year, you included a survey asking for feedback on all aspects of the class’s operations such as class projects, mini reunions, and dues, allowing the Executive Committee to fully understand their constituents’ thoughts and opinions. A recap on the 2nd annual 98th Day of Service was also provided, showcasing photos and write-ups from classmates on how they celebrated. The fall issue reported on the results of the survey, introduced the Executive Committee through photos and responses to the question “What did you/will you do for your 40th birthday?” and provided a letter from a Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) scholar, a student sponsored by your class project. In addition, “College Connections,” a new feature spotlighting someone who works at the College, was introduced, this time focusing on the deputy director of Alumni Relations. And finally, the winter edition shared a recap of Club and Group Officers Weekend, invited classmates to attend Camp Dartmouth, and highlighted the director of class activities in the College Connections section. The 3rd Annual 98th Day of Service was also emphasized with ideas on different types of service activities and a pullout poster that classmates were encouraged to take a photo with on their day of service.

You graduated from Dartmouth with a degree in anthropology and Native American studies and later received your Master of Education in secondary education and teaching from the University of Phoenix. From there, you taught at Evergreen Junior High and Sylvan Learning Centers in Salt Lake City, before moving back to New England, where you became an adjunct faculty member in composition, followed by Student Success Specialist at Lyndon State College. As the current director of advising resources at Lyndon State, you provide resources and support for students and faculty advisors throughout the college.

You have not strayed far from the Hanover Plain, making your home in Barton, Vermont with your husband, Jason, and children Zoe and Henry. When not spending time with your family or editing Beyond the Green, you also have found other ways to volunteer at the College, serving as an alumni interviewer and as reunion co-chair in 2013.

Kate, your creativity, passion, and dedication to your class highlight the best of what a newsletter editor can be. It is with the greatest pride that the Class Newsletter Editors Association honors you with the 2016 Class Newsletter Editor of the Year Award.