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David Gillingham ’14

Name:  David Gillingham

Year of graduation: 2014

Major/concentration:  Physics and math major

Relationship status: Single

Favorite place to study: 4th floor of the lib, by the booths or the comfy chairs.  

Favorite food:  A steak grilled by my Dad is tough to beat.  And ice cream for dessert.  

Favorite movie(s): Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit, Toy Story, Back to The Future, The Princess Bride, The Blues Brothers… I’ve probably watched too many movies.  

Hobbies:  Playing guitar, trumpet, and violin.  Exercising, reading, watching movies, kayaking, hiking, camping, listening to music. 

If you could pick one actor to play you in a movie of your life, which actor would you pick and why?:  In a perfect world I’d say a young Harrison Ford, since I grew up idolizing the characters he played.  Indiana Jones and Han Solo were some of the most important people in my life for a long time.  But I should probably be played by Steve Carell or Jason Bateman.    

What’s your favorite building on campus and why?:  Steensland.  I’ve always wanted to go inside and see what’s happening there.  It’s a St. Olaf-themed Hardy Boys mystery waiting to happen.

Favorite sports team?:  My Packers and Badgers.  

What did you do for spring break?: Ole Spring Relief in central Illinois.  This was my first time going, but I had friends who had done it before and loved it.    

Describe yourself in one word: Gregarious

Call or text?:  Phone Calls, Skype, Texts, and even Snapchats have their place.  Use them so that you can have more face-to-face interactions with people you care about.  

What is your ideal date?:  Doing something adventurous, after I make breakfast.  I’ve gotten pretty good at making eggs and/or waffles, and I could do bacon, fresh-squeezed orange juice and coffee.  After that we’d go horseback riding, scuba diving, backpacking, climbing or something like that.  Maybe scuba diving and an outdoor candle-lit dinner would be a good combo. Then we could snuggle up with a warm blanket and watch a movie, stargaze, or sit by a fire, and fall asleep or something. 

Finish this sentence: A girl looks her best when… She’s doing something that she loves.  People say that all the time, but I think it’s true for anybody. If you’re doing something that you’re passionate about, you’re going to look good.  

What do you want the ladies of St. Olaf to know?:  You’re beautiful in every single way, and words can’t bring you down.

All photos provided by David Gillingham’s Facebook account, with permission

Maggie is a junior at St. Olaf, currently majoring in Spanish and Latin American Studies with a concentration in media studies.  She runs for the St. Olaf cross-country and track teams, writes for the school newspaper, and tries to do her homework in the downtime. Maggie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, biking, skiing, and swimming.  She's excited to be a part of the Her Campus community!  Um Ya Ya!
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