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Dear Dartmouth: A Letter from Anthony Fosu ’24

Portrait photo of Anthony Fosu at Reunions

Jun 19, 2024

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Alumni Features

Dear Dartmouth,

My four years here as a student have been remarkable. Bookended by significant shifts in our world, from the pandemic to geopolitical tension, Dartmouth provided a foundation for me to step out confidently into our global community to make a difference.

I cannot be more thankful for the experience I had here. The words of “Dartmouth Undying” help me express my feelings: “No words to bear the burden of our praise… yet how can we be silent and remember the splendor and fullness of her days?” Indeed, my days here were spent in the joy of community and were full of treasured experiences with the people who helped shape the person I am today.

Anthony Fosu speaking at the MLK Keynote speech in 2024
Anthony Fosu ’24, president of NAACP at Dartmouth, spoke at the MLK Keynote in 2024. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

I loved my days in the library, especially the East Reading Room, and I adored how my studies were not limited by my major. Classes like ENGS-12 and Design Thinking, with renowned professors like Rafe Steinhauer, taught me methods of problem-solving that looked at human needs first.

My coursework in the government department, with professors Herschel Nachlis and James Murphy, instilled in me rigorous approaches to thinking about the complex issues that face our nation and the world. My professors became my mentors, offering support and care, and admonishing me to do better.

I am grateful for the friendships I formed and the lasting connections with alumni. From the friends I found in the Christian community on campus and through the Tucker Center, to the partners I had around me in the campfires and hiking with the DOC, to the unforgettable experiences I shared with classmates while studying abroad in London, I now have lifelong friends I look forward to staying in touch with.

I now have family members worldwide—whenever I have on my Big Green apparel, I can be sure that someone somewhere will ask, “What year are you?” As I look forward to a future in education policy and law, this small school is “miraculously built in my heart.”

Dartmouth, I look forward to serving you as an admissions officer in my first year after graduation and continuing to use the knowledge that formed me here.

With sincere regards and deepest gratitude,

Anthony Fosu ’24