Jeffrey Lauck ’18 is a Political Science and History double major with minors in Public History and Civil War Era Studies. He is from Beacon Falls, Connecticut.
Since 2015, Jeffrey has been a Civil War Institute Fellow, acting as a writer, editor, and social media coordinator for the Institute’s student-run blog, The Gettysburg Compiler. Jeffrey is also the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era, an undergraduate academic journal that publishes scholarly papers on the Civil War era annually. During the summer of 2016, Jeffrey interned with Richmond National Battlefield by leading tours and giving programs at the Cold Harbor battlefield and Tredegar Iron Works in downtown Richmond.
From 2015 to 2016, Jeffrey worked as the Campus Coordinator for Democracy Matters at Gettysburg, a nonprofit, nonpartisan activist group that aims to decrease the influence of big money in politics and promote civic engagement among college students. Jeffrey has also worked as a research assistant for the Political Science Department at Gettysburg College, where he has focused on issues pertaining to campaign finance.
In 2016, Jeffrey won the Edwin T. Greninger Award in History for his paper on college activists in the Vietnam War era. The following spring, he presented his research on Students for a Democratic Society at the 2017 Symposium for History Undergraduate Research at Mississippi State University.
At Gettysburg, Jeffrey is an active member of the Civil War Club and an editor for the Gettysburg Historical Journal. He also works as a Peer-Learning Associate for the History Department. Jeffrey is also a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, and the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.
Jeffrey first became involved with the Eisenhower Institute his first year at Gettysburg as a participant in the Inside the Middle East program. Since then, he has worked on the Eisenhower Institute’s student-led Campus Communications Team. This year, he will be acting as the liaison between the college’s Communications and Marketing team and the Eisenhower Institute.