At Dartmouth University, class marshals are selected by their fellow students on the basis of good citizenship, enthusiasm, integrity, and positive impact on others. The marshals carry batons engraved with their names as they lead their classmates to the Green during the commencement procession. Among this year’s marshals is a Zeta Psi member:
Carlos Manuel Tifa, Jr. ’19
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Carlos Tifa has made several contributions to student life on campus through his love and dedication to event planning and community building. Serving four years on Dartmouth’s programming board, which culminated in the position of executive director, Tifa has been a part of the planning and the execution of the Green Key Concert, Fallapallooza, and various other concerts and events. His time as the executive director of the programming board was shaped by pushing the board to create events where marginalized communities felt safe and included. Tifa has also served twice on Dartmouth’s orientation team, on which he welcomed first years with his infectious personality and bright spirit. Tifa has also been a member of the Sigma Epsilon Chi (Tabard) gender-inclusive fraternity and Zeta Psi, bridging the gap between queerness and the Greek system. After graduation, Tifa plans to live in New York City and become a marketing consultant.
“Throughout my four years at Dartmouth, Collis has always felt like home. Leaving the place that has shaped and taught me so much is probably one of the hardest goodbyes I’ll have to say in the next few days.”