Castanias '87 Challenges Current Wabash Men

October 27, 2011

The liberal arts, a small college, and the all-male enrollment create an atmosphere at Wabash College perfect for solving the problem with men. National Association of Wabash Men President Greg Castanias ’87 told a big crowd at Thursday Chapel Talk that Wabash is the antidote to much recent documentation about male failures in academics and decline in the workplace.

Castanias opened his talk with copies of The Atlantic which featured stories about “men falling apart” and “men in crisis.” He cited statistics reported noting the number of men versus women in college, earning degrees, and earning post-graduate degrees. He shared numbers about the number of men versus women who have lost jobs in the recent economic downturn.

“But Wabash College is uniquely positioned to be the most important institution on this issue in America,” he suggested. He said there are plenty of good liberal arts schools and small schools. But said the unique bond between Wabash men, the leadership opportunities, and the education position graduates to become business, political and social leaders.

He talked extensively about the personal relationships and the unique bonding of a shared experience as characteristics that make Wabash men something special.

He used his time to also talk about alums who give back to the College and make today’s education possible. He challenged the senior class to be the first since 1985 to have 100 percent participation in the Senior Gift Campaign.

See Castanias’ full talk on the Wabash College You Tube Channel.


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