New Students Meet Your Orientation Mentors

Mohammad Dayem Adnan ‘20

Welcome to the brotherhood, class of 2022! My name is Mohammad Dayem and I'm from Islamabad, Pakistan. I am a rising junior, political science major, film and digital media minor! I currently serve as the chairman for Diversity and Inclusion Committee in student senate, Vice President of International Students Association, and Secretary for Sons of Wabash. It is my job to make sure you have a smooth transition into student life at our beautiful college. I encourage you all to be active members of the Wabash community, for a lot of the important lessons that I've learned during my time here have been outside of the classroom! What you learn through academics can be implemented and put to practice through tools that the Wabash community provides, and that is the best learning experience in my humble opinion. Life at Wabash is not going to be easy, but it will be worth it. I also encourage you to lean on your brothers for help when times get tough, and be there for your brothers when they need you. With that, I look forward to seeing you all become brilliant Wabash Men. Congratulations, and remember, WABASH ALWAYS FIGHTS!

Samuel Colaiacova ‘19

Hello Friends, and welcome to Wabash College!  My name is Samuel Colaiacova and I am a senior. I am from Boca Raton, FL. I am majoring in History with a minor in Political Science, but I have high hopes of having a career in sports administration after college. This will be my first time being a new student orientation mentor and I am very excited to take a part of this tradition. I am a brother at Delta Tau Delta, where I serve my fraternity as our house manager. On campus I am the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and I am a Co-captain of our swimming and diving team. You may also catch me taking apart of intermural sports all year round. The best piece of advice that I can give to my classmates is to embrace your college experience and immerse yourself in different cultures and organizations. At Wabash we are all brothers that have similar goals, so I encourage to meet your classmates. You will have the opportunity to find your passion and enjoy studying the classes you enjoy. I have big expectations for the Class of 2022, welcome to Wabash! 

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 senior from Coatesville, IN. I am a Rhetoric major and a History minor. In my time at Wabash so far, I have been involved in Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, the Sons of Wabash, Best Buddies Club, the Sphinx Club and a Rhetoric department speech tutor. 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. I encourage all of you to reach out to your 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!

 

Kyle Hatch ‘21

Welcome to Wabash College class of ‘22. My name is Kyle Hatch and I am from Warsaw, Indiana. Currently, I plan to major in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science.  I am a varsity wrestler on the nationally ranked Wabash team, which got 5th overall at the national tournament. Two of my teammates and I, placed at nationals while two others qualified. I participate in a few clubs such as AMPED, a Christian athlete bible study, and Spikeball Club. Wabash College will help you become the man you want to be and with that being said I will also help you. I am excited to be a mentor this year and do not forget Wabash Always Fights!


 

Walker Hedgepath ‘19

Welcome to the Brotherhood! My name is Walker Hedgepath, and I am a rising senior from Munster, Indiana. I am a History major specializing in Southeast Asian history, and I plan to teach English as a foreign language in Cambodia or Vietnam after graduation. Currently, I am the president of Lambda Pi Eta, a Rhetoric honor society; a leader of the International Students Association; a member of the Glee Club; and a Democracy Fellow within the Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse Initiative. My membership in these organizations and the academic environment of the College have taught me the ability to negotiate multiple perspectives within a diverse workplace. This is vital to my interest in teaching in a classroom with students whose background and culture are vastly different from my own. To this end, my Wabash experience came to a peak this past semester, when the College enabled me for my study abroad experience to teach English to children for four months in the countryside of Cambodia. Wabash is a truly extraordinary place to meet people from different backgrounds and learn more about the world, and I look forward to introducing you to all these remarkable people that have helped me spread the fame of her honored name.

Joseph House ‘19

Hello and welcome to Wabash! My name is Joe House and I am a rising senior from Lafayette, IN. I am an Economics major and an Education minor. I am a member of the Sphinx Club, Treasurer of Lambda Chi Alpha, and a member of the Wabash baseball team. I spent the past summer working here on campus with the Economics Department. My future plans are currently uncertain, but I am strongly considering applying for Teach for America. 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!

Jeffery Inman ‘21

Welcome to Wabash, Class of 2022! I am Jeff Inman, a rising sophomore from Noblesville, Indiana. Currently, I am planning on majoring in Psychology and minoring in Computer Science. As for plans after Wabash, I remain uncertain. You are most likely to see me working in the Career Services office at the Arnold House. It is my great pleasure to aid the Wabash student body with all of their professional needs. I serve my peers as a representative of the Class of 2021 in the Student Senate. In my fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, I am one of the Risk Managers. I find purpose by getting involved on campus. In regards to clubs on campus, I am the current Director of Riley Development for the Wabash College Dance Marathon and will also be the Director of Transportation for College Mentors for Kids. I highly encourage all of you to become involved on campus early and often. Nothing brings me more joy than dedicating my time and efforts to noble causes in our community. Make no mistake; you have all just made the greatest decision of your life. The knowledge, skills, and friendships you will make here are everlasting. Go Wabash, and welcome to the best Brotherhood on Earth!

Ahad Khan ‘19

Welcome to the Brotherhood, class of 2022. I am Ahad Khan from the class of 2019 and this year I serve as one of the two New Student Orientation Managers. My hometown is Lahore, Pakistan and at Wabash, I am pursuing a political science major with a minor in religion. Unlike many (and in case you haven’t guessed it from my major and minor!), politics, religion, and law fascinate me and I plan to attend law school after graduation. On campus, I am involved with student government, pre-law society, the Bachelor (our weekly newspaper), Career Services, and Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse (WDPD) initiative. I am thankful that Wabash provided me with these opportunities along with countless others. The Wabash experience provides unique opportunities to each student and I encourage you to actively seek out such opportunities starting now. Wabash emphasizes making well-rounded individuals who can actively bring a positive change in the world, no matter what profession they decide to pursue. This means that many times new opportunities that await you would require you to get out of your comfort zones. Don’t worry as that signifies the beauty of Wabash’s education and all along, you will find plenty of support from every member of the Wabash community. I am delighted that you have chosen Wabash and excited to meet each one of you in person this Fall. WABASH ALWAYS FIGHTS!

Eric Lakomek ‘21

Welcome to the brotherhood! My name is Eric Lakomek and I am a rising sophomore from Saint John, Indiana. I plan on majoring in psychology with a minor in biology and chemistry. I hope to follow the pre-med track and someday get accepted into medical school. During my short time here, I have lived in Phi Delta Theta and have been involved in the Wabash Dance Marathon, National Society for Leadership and Success, the Public Health Organization, and have been a member on the baseball team. Over the summer, I was a Public Health Intern with the Public Health Department in Fountain-Warren County. I look forward to meeting everyone and cannot wait to welcome you to this special place. If you see me around campus, do not hesitate to reach out! These next four years are going to be great! Wabash Always Fights!

Erich Lange ‘19

Hello gentlemen, and welcome to Wabash! My name is Erich Lange, and I am extremely excited to be one of your Orientation Mentors! I am a rising senior from Fairfield, Ohio. Here at Wabash, I am a Political Science and German double-major, and will be applying to law schools this fall. Outside of the classroom, I am on the baseball team, a Writing Center Consultant, President of the Pre-Law Society, a member of the Sons of Wabash, and a Brother of Phi Gamma Delta. The best advice I can give you all is jump in. Get involved; meet new people; step out of your comfort zone; consider things from someone else’s point-of view. Wabash is a magical place, and it will change your life if you let it—it certainly has mine. Welcome to the Brotherhood!

Marlon Lewis ‘20

What’s up Gents! Welcome to Wabash! I'm Marlon Lewis but everybody who knows me calls me Lo. So a little about me, I am a Studio Artist from Chicago, I move through different mediums with a focus in sculpture. Also currently pursuing rhetoric as a minor. I will be a Junior in the Fall. I serve as the current Chairman of the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies and as a student life photographer. I’m looking forward to our times together as your New Student Mentor! Listen, do not be afraid to go check out a few clubs or even try out with a sports team. I encourage you all to go explore. Meet as many people as possible as often as you can. You won’t believe how many valuable connections you will make. My journey at Wabash has already provided me with so many amazing opportunities and experience that I could have never imagined. By choosing Wabash, you have made a life changing decision for the good. Looking forward to meeting you all. If at any time you need anything, I'm always open ears and open mind. Your Future Awaits!

Bakhann Prom ‘19

Welcome to Wabash Gentlemen! My name is Bakhann Prom, and I am a rising senior. I am from Siem Reap, Cambodia and am excited to serve as an Orientation Mentor this year. I pursue a Mathematics and Economics double majors at the College. On campus, I am a part of the Intermural Soccer team, College Mentors for Kids, and Sons of Wabash. Wabash College offers fantastic opportunities to students to help them learn about themselves and discover their real 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 2022.

Luke Rowles ‘19

Welcome, gentlemen! My name is Luke Rowles; a rising senior (from Portland, Indiana), I am extremely excited to serve as a Freshman Orientation Manager. I am involved in many things on campus and within the community: former president of Wabash College Dance Marathon, former representative of the Class of 2019, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Circle K International, Sons of Wabash, and a brother of Delta Tau Delta. I also just got back from studying abroad in Europe for 4 months! 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 thrilled 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 Junior from Findlay, Ohio. I am majoring in Political Science and I am a Religion/ Classics double minor. I am a part of the nationally ranked wrestling team. I am also a Senator in the Student Senate, Secretary for the IMA, the RA for College Hall, and a member of the Sphinx Club. 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!

Samuel Russell ‘21

Hey fellas, and welcome to Wabash! I am very excited to have the opportunity to be working with the Class of 2022 as one of your Freshman Orientation Mentors. My name is Sam Russell and I am a rising Sophomore from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I am a Financial Economics Major and minoring in Political Science. I am an independent and live in the Seymour House. Here on campus I am deeply involved in a few things. I am the Vice President of the Independent Men’s Association and on the wrestling team. Wabash provides for so many opportunities to be a part of its unique community, so stay active! This is a place where you can reach your greatest potential in the classroom and socially. The best friendships I have are with my fellow brothers here on campus. I look forward to meeting you all and easing your transition into college life. You have so much to look forward to in the next four years, welcome new brothers.

Ben Stachowski ‘19

Hey guys! My name is Ben Stachowski and I am a rising senior from Evansville, IN. I am majoring in History with a minor in Biology. This is my second year being a new student mentor. I also play basketball for the Little Giants and am a CIBE partner, a member of the Audit and Finance Committee, a leader of basketball study tables, and a member of W.A.R. 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 a mentor for another year and I look forward to meeting all of you. Welcome to Wabash Class of 2022!

Jared Timberman ‘21

Hello fellow Wallies! I would like to welcome you to The Brotherhood! My name is Jared Timberman, and I am a rising sophomore. I am from New Palestine, IN and I am an Econ major and Political Science minor. I plan to pursue a career in law, and I most likely apply for the Judge Advocate General or JAG program in the military. I am looking at serving as a Marine. I am a part of the nationally ranked wrestling team and also a brother of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. I am also in Riley Dance Marathon. Wabash has opened up many opportunities for me that I do not think I would have got at another college. My freshman year helped me learn a lot about myself and who I am. Through my fraternity and involvement on campus I have met a lot of great guys. Wabash is a great place and there are many things to look forward to. Never hesitate to get in contact with me if you need anything. I look forward to meeting all of you, and never get “Wabash Always Fights!”

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 junior this year and am majoring in Political Science with a minor in Rhetoric. 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. On campus, I am also involved in Student Senate and Sons of Wabash. Through Wabash, you will have some of the best experiences and make awesome memories. There is a lot in store for you class of 2022! Welcome to the Brotherhood!

Dalton Vachon ‘19

Welcome to your new home! My name is Dalton Vachon, and I am a Senior. I am majoring in Rhetoric with a minor in Business. On campus I am a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, a basketball player, a CIBE Partner, a member of Senior Council, the Sphinx Club and help plan TEDxWabashCollege. I grew up just east of campus, in Brownsburg while attending Brownsburg High School. This is my first year being an new student orientation mentor, and I could not be more excited! I am always open to answering questions and giving advice. Never hesitate to reach out, even if it is in the middle of the semester at 3am. My first piece of advice is introduce yourself to someone new every day. Welcome to the Brotherhood. WAF!

Kyle Warbinton ‘20

Hey guys! Welcome to Wabash! My name is Kyle, and I am a rising Junior. I am majoring in Political Science and minoring in 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 a suburb of Chicago called Oak Park. I am a proud brother of the fraternity Phi Kappa Psi and a member of the Sphinx Club. In addition, I am secretary of the Inter-Fraternity Council, a student senator, 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 Wabash Always Fights!

James Anthony Williams ‘20

Hello Wallies! Welcome to Wabash! I'm James Williams but everyone calls me Anthony! A little bit about me, I am a rising junior living in the Kappa Sigma House, from South Bend, IN and currently a Theatre major and Digital Film and Media minor. I serve as one of the 2020 Student Representatives, the Chair of Internal Affairs on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and I sing Tenor 1 in the Glee Club. I also am a former Lieutenant Governor 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 sports 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 and sophomore years have been 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!