James Mullen ’20 from Asheville, North Carolina is a Political Science major with minors in Peace and Justice Studies and Civil War Era Studies.
At Gettysburg, James is President of the Peace and Justice Student Council and the President of Order of Omega, an honor society for those who display leadership within and beyond the Greek community. James serves a teaching assistant in the Political Science Department, the Historian for the Newman Association, and an Orientation Leader for First-Year Orientation. He is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, where he currently holds the position of Alumni Chairman.
During the summer of 2018, James studied at the National University of Ireland. He took courses in art history and the connection between music and various political movements in Irish history. This program included trips throughout Ireland, immersing students in Irish culture and history. James also took part in a winter 2019 immersion trip to Las Cruces, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. The trip, led by Gettysburg College’s Center for Public Service, focused on immigration and had students volunteer to help refugees, be present in immigration court, and speak with local officials and immigration lawyers.
In the spring of 2019, James began serving on the executive planning committee and led subcommittees for the first Consortium of North American Peace Programs, a conference for undergraduate students studying peace related fields, to be held in June 2020 at Gettysburg College. James interned at the Crawford County Historical Society during the summer of 2019, working as the Assistant Director of the Baldwin Reynolds House Museum at Mount Hope. At the museum, he gave tours, prepared exhibits, planned fundraisers, conducted research, and performed other administrative tasks. As part of his internship, James developed a marketing plan for the historical society and museum with Bull Moose Progressive Marketing in Meadville, PA.
James is also the color commentator for the live stream of Gettysburg Bullets Athletics, working primarily with women’s and men’s basketball, football, and baseball. Through the Athletic Communications Department, he also keeps statistics for the teams.
Following graduation, James plans to attend graduate school, studying public policy and American politics.