The Class of 1930 Seminar Room, located in the Rockefeller Center, features a wall bearing the names of alumni and alumnae who have served, or will serve, in national elective office or as state governors. Currently, 189 names are featured on the wall under the inscription “…to honor our classmates and those who have preceded, followed, and will follow them in the Dartmouth tradition of accepting the responsibility of public life, we recognize here those who have served in national elective office or as governors.” Thirty-five years on, this collaborative, student-led project seeks to make this Dartmouth tradition of service available online as a further source of inspiration. Starting with their time on campus and extending to their public service careers, the site embodies the accomplishments of individuals, the aspirations of a college, and the spirit of service to society.
"Dartmouth has a long and proud tradition of public service in high elected and appointed office. Since its founding, the Rockefeller Center has commemorated that tradition with a wall of honor in the Class of 1930 Room. Through the Public Service Legacy Project, we seek to celebrate Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary and the Rockefeller Center’s 35th anniversary by enabling everyone in the Dartmouth community to learn about these alumni, their lives at Dartmouth, and their service to the nation. We hope that future generations of students, faculty, and staff will build on this project to continue to recognize and take pride in Dartmouth alumni in public service."
Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences,
Sandra L. and Arthur L. Irving ’72a, P’10 Professor of Economics
"A challenge for DALI was designing a site that allows visitors to get a sense of the wide range of political and policy impact Dartmouth alums have had over our 250-year history, while also finding ways to dive into details about each person and their achievements. It was fabulous to have so much data to work with, which has resulted in a dynamic, online presence that highlights the long and strong history of Dartmouth's political impact and public policy achievements"
Professor of Computer Science,
Faculty Director of the DALI Lab
Senior Assistant Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences
Class of 2020: Jiachen Jiang, Alexandrea Keith, Catherine Zhao
Class of 2021: Varsha Iyer
Class of 2018: Estaphanie Aquino, Jimmy Fair, Rachel Favors, Abhi Gokulan, May Nguyen, Cameron Poole
Class of 2019: Alexis Castillo, Ethan Fairbanks, Makena Kauhane, Anneliese Thomas
Class of 2020: Lauren Archer, Chris Chon, Alyssa Gao, Alexandrea Keith, Jiachen Jiang, Allison Tong
Class of 2021: Dean Anderson, Linda Essery, Byul Ha, Bella Horton, Han Bit Kang, Hamza Kasumba, Jolie Kemp, Jacob Maguire, Sean McOsker, Katie Owens, Ian Reed, Katie Shi, Julie Snodgrass, Sarah Solomon, Valerie Truong
Class of 2019: Nitasha Kochar
Class of 2020: Justin Luo, Yenny Dieguez, Catherine Zhao, Lauren Gray
Class of 2021: Varsha Iyer, Sarah Hong
Class of 2019: Ijemma Onwuzulike
Class of 2020: Brayan Lozano, Sofia Stanescu-Bellu
Class of 2021: Yakoob Khan, Faustino Cortina