Saturday, May 5, 2012, 6:00-10:00pm
Thayer School of Engineering
Dartmouth Society of Engineers Student Chapter invites you and your guest to Celebrating Thayer, an evening for the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Thayer School. Speaker Judy Geer ’75 Th’83 of Concept2, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Vermont will talk about "The Craftsbury Green Racing Project."
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Judy Geer ’75 Th’83 and her husband, Dick Dreissigacker, purchased the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in 2008, restructured it as a non-profit and gave it a new, threefold mission to nurture lifelong sports, sustainability, and the environment. From this base, they launched the Craftsbury Green Racing Project, with Geer as a mentor in a program that provides committed athletes the support they need to achieve international success while involving them in an intensive internship in environmental stewardship. Geer will speak about the challenge of balancing the three aspects of the Center's mission, both in the Green Racing Project and at the Center as a whole.
A pioneer in women’s rowing and a three-time Olympian, Geer began her competitive rowing career at Dartmouth. After earning her master of engineering degree at Thayer School, she joined Concept2 in 1983 as their sixth employee and helped develop the business into the world’s premier provider of rowing exercise equipment.
Geer has two daughters, Hannah D’09 Th’11 and Emily D’11, and a son, Ethan D’13.