Class Of 2021 Orientation MENTORS
Max Atkins ’20
Welcome to Wabash! My name is Max Atkins and I am a rising Sophomore from Noblesville, IN. I am double majoring in financial mathematics and economics with a minor in philosophy. I am very involved on campus being the treasurer and rush chair of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity along with being a member on the TEDxWabashCollege executive board, the audit and finance committee, and a player on the lacrosse team. Wabash is full of amazing opportunities for you to take advantage of. Over the summer, I was an intern for the Center for Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship along with being a marketing intern for the admissions department. The Wabash Brotherhood is a tight knit group and it’s my job to help get you adjusted to life here at Wabash just like my orientation mentor did. Welcome to Wabash and remember Wabash Always Fights!
Zachary Bleisch ’18
Hey! My name is Zach Bleisch from Noblesville, IN. I am majoring in mathematics with a minor in education with the plan of becoming a math teacher. I am the President of the Wabash College Student Education Association, I coach swimming at North Montgomery High School; and I am a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. The past three years at Wabash have been amazing and I have been given many great opportunities like co-authoring a paper for an education journal with my professor. Wabash will help you look at everything with a new perspective and allow you to really grow as a person and become a great leader. Welcome to the Brotherhood!
Zackery Carl ’18
Hello, my name is Zackery Carl and I am rising senior majoring in financial economics with a minor in Spanish. During my three years at Wabash, I have lived in Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) Fraternity and have been involved in the Sphinx Club, Audit and Finance Committee, and clubs such as Dance Marathon and Extreme Sports Club. I have also utilized many of the programs offered by the Center for Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship (CIBE) and participated in multiple internships, both on and off campus. Also, I have spent this past semester studying in Granada, Spain, taking classes in Spanish, economics, and Islamic art and architecture. Wabash College is an institution that will challenge you and force you to work hard in order to succeed, but you will meet some amazing people and have a ton of fun along the way. Welcome to the Brotherhood - Wabash Always Fights
Jacob Covert ’18
Hey fellas, my name is Jake Covert and I am part of the class of 2018! I am one of the two Freshman Orientation Managers this year and cannot wait to meet the entire incoming class. I am majoring in Spanish and just had the chance to study this last semester in Granada, Spain. Furthermore, I am on a pre-med track with minors in chemistry and German. I hope to become a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and work for Doctors without Borders. I am originally from Virginia, but grew up in Sheridan, IN. Also, I am a proud brother of the social fraternity Phi Kappa Psi (ΦΚΨ) and strive to be the best man I can for my fellow brothers. On the academic side, I helped start the first Pre-SOMA chapter for osteopathic medicine in the state of Indiana. With this being said, my time thus far at Wabash College has been nothing but extraordinary! The tight Wabash College community has helped me grow as individual and as a mentor to others. Please feel more than free to reach out to me if you ever need guidance or just want to talk to someone. All the best and Wabash Always Fights!
Sawyer Donovan ’19
Gentlemen, welcome to The Brotherhood! You have made the best decision of your life. My name is Sawyer Donovan and I am a soon to be junior from Coatesville, IN. I am a rhetoric major and a history minor. In my time at Wabash so far, I have been a part of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, the Sons of Wabash, Best Buddies Club, and the Sphinx Club. Wabash is a very special place to me. It is somewhere that I have forged relationships and gone through experiences that I will never forget; and I have only been here for two years. I encourage all of you to reach out to professors and peers so you can start building your own special bonds on campus. This place will change your life, and I hope I can be an influential part in your Wabash experience like my mentor was for me. Once again, welcome, and congratulations!
Samuel Hayes ’19
Class of 2021, Welcome to Wabash!! My name is Sam Hayes and I am a junior from Crawfordsville, IN. I am a biology major and a chemistry minor on the pre-med track, and I am a brother of the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. Here on campus I am involved with the Public Health Organization, the Global Health Initiative, The Sphinx Club, and Riley Dance Marathon. At Wabash, I have been a summer research intern and have also participated on an immersion trip to Peru! I challenge all of you to take advantage of all that Wabash has to offer as soon as possible, and make these four years unforgettable! If you have any questions about our traditions, opportunities on campus, or anything else feel free to contact me! –Wabash Always Fights!
Walker Hedgepath ’19
Welcome to the Brotherhood! My name is Walker Hedgepath, and I am a rising junior from Munster, IN. I am a history major with an interest in specializing in Southeast Asian history, and I plan to attend grad school. Presently, I am the vice president of the International Students Association, a member of the Glee Club, and a Democracy Fellow within the Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse Initiative. Through these organizations, Wabash has provided me with so many opportunities to travel and meet new people. I have been to Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC with the Glee Club, and next year I will be going on an immersion trip to Vietnam and studying abroad in Cambodia. Wabash is a truly remarkable place to meet people from different backgrounds and learn more about the world, and I look forward to introducing you to the people that have spread the fame of honored name!
Joseph House ’19
Hello and welcome to Wabash! My name is Joe House and I am a rising junior from Lafayette, IN. I am an economics major and an education minor. I am a member of the Sphinx Club, Social Chair of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Secretary of the Wabash Benefactor Committee, and a member of the Wabash baseball team. I spent the past summer working here on campus at the Wabash Center for Teaching & Learning in Theology and Religion. Wabash is a great place that has many opportunities for students to get involved and develop leadership skills. The campus is filled with students and faculty who are willing to help, support, and push you to be the best man that you can be! Take advantage of as many opportunities as you can and meet as many people as you can. Above all else, be sure to enjoy your experience. The memories you will make here will last you a lifetime, and the friendships you will form will be stronger than you can imagine. I am looking forward to meeting you all, and we are all glad to have you here on Campus! Welcome to the Brotherhood!
John Janak ’19
Welcome to the Brotherhood! My name is John Janak. I am a soon to be junior and currently live in the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. I am a biology major with a minor in rhetoric. I originally hail from the beautiful Zionsville, IN. Most importantly, I am a huge Chicago sports fan. On campus, I have tried to get my feet wet in several areas. I am in the Sphinx Club, a Democracy fellow, Sons of Wabash, and an Intramural sports warrior. After graduation, I hope to attend Law School in hopes to specialize in health care. Over the summer, I interned with the American Chemistry Council in Washington, DC. I look forward to meeting everyone, and I cannot wait to welcome you to this awesome place. Do not hesitate if you see me on campus to reach out! That is what makes Wabash such a special place. Go Bash! Go Cubbies!
Ahad Khan ’19
Hi, fellow Wallies of 2021! My name is Ahad Khan and I am a rising junior from Lahore, Pakistan. I am majoring in political science and minoring in religion. I aspire to go to law school one day. Currently, I am the representative of the Class of 2019 in the Student Senate and chairman of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. I am the Opinion Editor of The Bachelor (Wabash’s weekly newspaper) and also a member of the Pre-law Society and the Model UN Club. I am thankful for every opportunity Wabash has provided me so far. These opportunities have not only polished my skills but also helped me to understand my shortcomings. I encourage each one of you to be an active member of the Wabash community. There will never be a shortage of activities here and I suggest you choose the ones you find most interesting. All opportunities that we are provided with at Wabash serve to make us well-rounded individuals, gentlemen, and most importantly humane human beings. Your journey in this awesome place is just about to begin and I can only tell you that you have made a great decision by choosing Wabash. It is not going to be easy but it is worth it. Welcome to the Brotherhood. WABASH ALWAYS FIGHTS!
Benjamin Kiesel ’20
Welcome to Wabash Class of 2021! My name is Ben Kiesel and I will be a sophomore at Wabash this year. I am originally from Evansville, IN. I am planning on majoring in philosophy and Spanish and minoring in business. I am a brother of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity as well as involved on campus as the secretary of the Newman Catholic Club, vice president of Spanish Club, a member of College Republicans, and a member of the Wabash golf team. I am eagerly awaiting working as a Freshman Orientation mentor. I have met some of my best friends since being here, and learned invaluable lessons from professors and students at Wabash. I look forward to doing all I can to ensure that you all have a great experience here as well. Once again, welcome to the brotherhood, and I look forward to helping you all get a great start to your college lives at Wabash!
Erich Lange ’19
Hello gentlemen, and welcome to Wabash! I am extremely excited to be one of your Orientation Mentors. My name is Erich Lange, and I am a rising junior from Fairfield, OH. I am a political science and German double-major with hopes of attending law school after Wabash. I am also on the baseball team, a Writing Center consultant, member of the Pre-Law Society, co-chair of marketing for TEDxWabashCollege, and a brother of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. The best advice I could give an incoming Wabash man would be to quote legendary Wabash professor, Bill Placher ’70: “It’s easy to be cynical, and in the midst of cramming for a quiz, doing a lab, getting a paper written, you will often enough get cynical yourself. Yet I’d guess that you have come to college with dreams too. Don’t forget them. Find friends worth treasuring among students and faculty. Get involved. Don’t ever be ashamed to be excited about learning. Now with the greens of high summer against the red brick, or later this fall with the trees on the east campus turned to a carnival of colors, or in deep winter with the mall all still under new fallen snow, do not be afraid to let the magic of this place work on you.” Welcome to the Brotherhood!
Bakhann Prom ’19
Welcome to Wabash, Gentlemen! My name is Bakhann Prom and I am a rising junior. I am from Siem Reap, Cambodia and am really excited to serve as an Orientation Mentor this year. I pursue mathematics and economics double majors. I participate on the Intramural soccer team, College Mentors for Kids, and the Crawfordsville Boys and Girls Club. Wabash College offers amazing opportunities to students to help them learn about themselves and discover their true potential. The College is going to challenge you socially and academically; that is how you grow to be a great leader/gentleman. I encourage you to get involved with clubs on campus as much as you possibly can. I look forward to building a relationship with the members of the class of 2021.
Samuel Reel ’18
Hello! My name is Sam Reel. I am a rising senior from Noblesville, IN. I am currently studying financial economics and minoring in political science and English. I am a proud brother of the Sigma Chi Fraternity where I have been the Faculty Relations Chair and Brotherhood Chair. I am also a proud member of the Sphinx Club. I have been marketing committee head of W.A.R Council (Wabash Acts Responsibly), as well as the Secretary for the newly formed Case Study Club. I am also an active member of the Investment Club. Throughout my three years at Wabash, I have been able to grow to the individual I am today. My Freshman Orientation Mentor was a great asset to my future at Wabash. Therefore, I am very excited to help the class of 2021 adjust to the Wabash culture as well. Welcome to the Brotherhood!
Luke Rowles ’19
Welcome, gentlemen! My name is Luke Rowles. I am a rising junior from Portland, IN and a brother of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. I am extremely excited to serve as one of two Freshman Orientation Managers! I'm involved in many things on campus and within the community. I am currently the president of Wabash College Dance Marathon, Student Senate representative for the Class of 2019, treasurer of the Ultimate Frisbee Club, community service chair for my fraternity, member of Circle K International, and a member of Sons of Wabash. I am majoring in psychology and minoring in business with the hopes of working in the non-profit sector. Wabash College is a truly amazing place, and I am ecstatic (and quite proud) that you have made the decision to come here. I look forward to meeting you, and I hope that our friendship will help you find your place in this remarkable Brotherhood!
Frank Russel ’20
Welcome to the Brotherhood! My name is Franklin Russel and I am a rising sophomore from Findlay, OH. I am majoring in political science, and I am undecided in my minor. I am a part of the nationally ranked wrestling team here. I am also involved with student senate and W.A.R (Wabash Acts Responsibly) council. Over the summer, I was fortunate enough to work at Philmont Scout Ranch as a Ranger. Wabash is a great place where you will meet many interesting people, and the college will help you succeed. Welcome Wallies, see you soon!
Braiden Slavens ’19
Hello. My name is Braiden Slavens and I am a junior from the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. I was born and raised right here in Crawfordsville and somehow Wabash was appealing enough to keep me here for another four years. In the time that I have been here, Wabash has become my home. I currently stand as the corresponding secretary and scholarship chair in my fraternity, I am part of the Sphinx Club here on campus, and I am the recording secretary for the Interfraternity Council. Through my fraternity and participation on campus I have met some of the best people I know today. You have so much to look forward to here at Wabash, so let me be one of the first to welcome you. Welcome to the brotherhood. Wabash Always Fights!
Ben Stachowski ’19
Hey guys! My name is Ben Stachowski and I am a rising junior from Evansville, IN. I am majoring in history with a minor in biology. I play basketball for the Little Giants and am the treasurer for the Independent Men’s Association, Director of Independent Recruitment for Wabash Dance Marathon, leader of basketball study tables, and a member of W.A.R. (Wabash Acts Responsibly) Council. Wabash is a special place and there are many people here that want to see you succeed. Do not be afraid to branch out by joining clubs and organizations that seem interesting to you and getting to know your professors. I am excited to be an orientation mentor and I look forward to meeting all of you. Welcome to Wabash Class of 2021!
William Clark Tinder ’20
Hello, my name is Clark Tinder. I am from Muncie, IN and went to Muncie Central High school. I will be a sophomore this year and am planning on majoring in Political Science. After Wabash, I hope to get a job in the sports world working for a professional organization. I am a brother and the secretary at Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. On campus, I am also involved in the Extreme Sports Club and Student Senate. Through Wabash you will have some of the best experiences and make awesome memories. There is a lot in store for you class of 2021! Welcome to the Brotherhood!
Kyle Warbinton ’20
Hey guys, my name is Kyle Warbinton, and I am a member of the class of 2020! Since I am a sophomore, I will be working with you all as someone who was in your shoes just one year ago. I am majoring in political science and will most likely be minoring in economics and French. I hope to pursue a career in law after Wabash, and I most likely will be applying to law schools like Northwestern and Notre Dame when it comes time for me to graduate. I’m from Oak Park, IL. However, I lived in London for four years and then spent another five years in Little Rock before moving back to Oak Park. I am a brother of the fraternity Phi Kappa Psi. In addition to my fraternity, I am one of the four student senate representatives for the class of 2020, a member on multiple senate committees, a Student Athlete-Advisory Committee member, and a member of the golf team. I took this position because I want to help this year’s class get what I got from freshman orientation. And that is a welcoming and amazing experience. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or if you just want to talk to someone. Stay classy freshmen and as always, Wabash Always Fights!
James Anthony Williams ’20
Hey Wallies! Welcome to Wabash! I'm James Williams but everyone calls me Anthony! A little bit about me, I am a rising sophomore, from South Bend, IN and currently a psychology major and art minor. I am also the current and reigning Lieutenant Governor and Mr.INCKI 2016 of Circle K International Indiana District. I am extremely excited and honored to serve as one of your Freshman Orientation Mentors! I really want encourage you to join a club or sport team, it is a great way to meet new people as well as to be involved on campus. My experiences at Wabash has provided me with numerous opportunities in which has taken me to places I thought I would never go. My freshman year was an exciting time in which taught me many things about myself and others. By choosing Wabash, you have made a life changing decision for the good. I can't wait to meet you guys when you arrive on campus. If at any time you need anything, I am here for you. It isn't hard to find me, just listen for the boisterous laugh and look for a great group of guys. Study hard and have fun! Welcome to greatness, you’re a brother now!