Class Of 2018 Orientation Leaders
Orientation leaders for the Class of 2017:
John Beardmore ‘14
My name is John Beardmore, and I'm a Junior from Lafayette, Indiana. I am an English major and theater minor. I am a member of the Glee Club, the announcer for Football and Baseball games, and I live in Morris Hall. I also work in the equipment room (shout out to Perk) and am a Jr. High football coach in Lafayette. I'm one of the loudest people at Wabash, and I'm not sure if the competition is even close. I love everything about what Wabash, but love especially how it has made me a more dedicated and hardworking student as my time has gone on. I'm a very open person and if any of you ever need anything, don't hesitate to ask!
Patrick Bryant ‘16
Welcome to Wabash. My name is Patrick Bryant and I’m an economics major and math and Spanish double-minor from Carmel, IN. A sophomore at Wabash, I’m involved in a number of campus organizations, including: Student Senate, The Bachelor newspaper, the Wabash Conservative Union, and the Pre-Law Society. This past summer, I was a Finance and Clinical Operations Intern for a Wabash alum at Tx:Team Rehab, a physical therapy provider, in Indianapolis, IN. I look forward to working with you over the course of the next few years and, in the more immediate future, I look forward to answering your questions and making the transition to Wabash as seamless as possible. Prepare for some hard work and plenty of meaningful experiences as you begin your four-year journey at this special place.
Zach Churney ‘14
Hi, my name is Zach Churney and I am a senior this year at Wabash. I have lived in a variety of places but my family currently resides in Middlebury, Indiana. My majors are political science and German, I have been active in at least nine different organizations on campus so far, and I have had the privilege of studying abroad in Heidelberg, Germany and going on an immersion trip with one of my classes to Vienna, Austria. If I had one piece of advice for the incoming class of 2017 it’s to take chances and push yourself as hard as you can while you are here. Wabash Always Fights is what we cheer, and even more than that it’s how we live. Feel free to come up and talk with me whenever you’d like. Welcome to Wabash.
John Penn ‘14
Hello and welcome to Wabash. My name is John Penn and I am a senior from Chillicothe, OH. I am a rhetoric major and history minor. I pitch for the Little Giants baseball team and I am the Head Wrestling Manager for our nationally ranked wrestling team. Wabash turns boys into men through its challenging class schedules and wide availability to do what you want. Prepare to be overwhelmed at first, but with the tight-knit crews that you will create from fraternities, sport teams, clubs, and classes, be prepared to enjoy the best four years of your lives!
Larry Savoy ‘14
Hey! My name is Larry Savoy and I am from Houston, Texas. I am a senior Spanish major with a psychology minor. I am a member of the Wabash College Glee Club and the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies. Because I’m a lover of the arts, I love to get creative juices flowing and working with students to make their experience a healthy one while at Wabash. Learning about different cultures is also a passion of mine and I am grateful to have had many opportunities to do so while at the Bash. I’m open to all and lots of fun to be around! Welcome to the start of a great experience!
Jacob Sheridan ‘14
Welcome to Wabash! My name is Jacob Sheridan and I am a rising senior from Culver, IN. I am a political science major, with minors in history and education. I am a brother of the Alpha-Pi Chapter of Kappa Sigma, a house that is proud of its diversity, and I invite you to come over to the house for our rush events. I am also involved in student government and through Wabash I have been able to intern for the Mayor’s Office of Crawfordsville throughout the past semester, this summer, and plan to continue working there this fall. Wabash is clothed in tradition and has many slogans and mottos, but the one that best explains my Wabash experience is, “It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it”.
Zach Vega ‘14
Welcome to Wabash! My name is Zach Vega, and I am a rising senior, a Spanish major, a chemistry and biology double minor, a guitar dilettante, a distance runner, a member of TKE fraternity, and the president of Wabash Christian Men. I have had the opportunity to study abroad as well as have great internships in my pursuit to become a doctor. I love the friendships I have made with people here, and it is my hope that the close community that Wabash offers will help you both academically and personally.
Carter Adams ‘15
Hey there, everyone! Let me be the first to welcome you to Wabash and I am excited to meet all of you Wallies. My name is Carter Adams, a rising junior from Fairfield, OH. I am a double major in economics and political science, with a focus on International Relations. I am involved in a lot of different organizations on campus. This past year, I was captain of the Wabash Swim team, a representative to the Student Senate, a photographer for The Bachelor, a member of Wabash Conservative Union, and, most recently, a newly initiated member of the Sphinx Club. Wabash College has a lot to offer for you to expand yourselves and I strongly encourage you to try anything and everything. Wabash College will be the hardest yet the most rewarding and fun years of your life. Welcome to Wabash and, remember, Wabash Always Fights.
Jacob Burnett ‘15
Hello! My name is Jacob Burnett, and I am a rising junior from Mishawaka, IN. I am a political science (International Relations) and rhetoric double major with a minor in psychology. I have heavily immersed myself in clubs on campus and volunteer in the Crawfordsville community. I greatly value all that Wabash has to offer. Most notably, this past summer I had the honor of interning at the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, and I am excited to be back on campus to welcome you to the brotherhood. I sincerely value our motto, “Wabash Always Fights.” With rigorous academic schedules and the good times ahead, I hope you will too! Oh, and you’ll be able to recognize me on mere laugh alone, prepare yourselves.
Andrew Dettmer ‘15
Welcome to Wabash! My name is Andrew Dettmer and I have the honor of serving as one of your Head Orientation Leaders this year. Last year I had my own group, and I am excited to be working with all incoming freshman this year. I am a rising Junior from Auburn, IN and am a political science major, specializing in American government, and a History and Rhetoric double minor. I’m a brother of Phi Gamma Delta and currently serve as the President of the Political Science Society, Chairman of the Wabash College Republicans, and the Vice-President of the Pre-Law Society. After spending the summer interning for the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., I look forward to seeing you all on campus before I head off to Scotland to study abroad this fall. As you can see, Wabash has given me many great opportunities, and I hope to see you embrace this place as much as I have come to.
Seton Goddard ‘15
Hey! I’m Seton Goddard, and I’m a junior political science major and double minor in English and biology from Green Bay, Wisconsin. After coming off of a summer with the Healthcare Immersion Program, a summer research position in the Rhetoric Department, and a six-week stint as a Cabin Counselor at Culver Woodcraft Camp in Culver, Indiana, I’m excited to be an orientation leader for a second time! Throughout my time at Wabash, I’ve had the opportunity to be engaged with student life in countless ways, and I’m looking forward to talking with you about opportunities you can pursue during your time here. I can’t wait to meet you on Freshman Saturday, but until then, enjoy summer!
David Gunderman ‘15
Hey guys! My name is David Gunderman and I’ll be a junior majoring in math and German with an area of concentration in pre-med. In the extracurricular sphere, I am a brother of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, work as a math tutor, participate in Glee Club, and enjoy long walks on the beach. During this summer I have become a die-hard fan of ultimate Frisbee, so you may see me out on the mall on Tuesdays and Thursdays playing some ultimate. Good luck this year, study hard.
Hongli Yang ‘15
Welcome to Wabash! I am Hongli Yang, a junior from Dazhou, China. As an economics student with a minor in math, I have benefited from the great education at Wabash. I am a brother of Kappa Sigma, and I am also a member of the Business Leaders Program. I am more than happy to share with you my Wabash experience in various places such as New York, Chicago, and London, as well as Crawfordsville. As fellow Wallies would always say, “Wabash won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.” WAF!
Alex Hernandez ‘16
Hola! My name is Alexander Hernandez. I am from deep South Texas--literally on the southern border between Texas and Mexico. I am a proud Chicano by heart, and Mexican by blood. Ironically, I embraced my culture more by being a Minority at Wabash than being a Majority in my region. I am not entirely sure what I want to do with my life or what avenue I will take. I know that I want to try to change our Education system; I want to help nonprofit organizations that give aid to the LGBT, Latino, and Deaf Communities. I want to be remembered through my accomplishments. Wabash College is a very tough school; not everybody is suited to become a Wabash Man, however, if you have the hunger to make your dream into reality, and make a difference in your life and those around you, then Wabash is the place for you. No matter what ethnicity you are; whether you are rich, middle-class, or struggling financially; whatever gender identity or gender preference you may have, Wabash College sees everybody equally and helps train you to become the gentlemen of tomorrow.
Fabian House ‘16
Hi! I am Fabian M. House, a rising sophomore from Muncie, Indiana, and is pursuing an English/political science double-major an education minor. I’m a member of the Independent Men’s Association, and represents the Class of 2016 in Student Senate. I also served as a Freshman Blogger and wrote for The Bachelor, The Phoenix, and The Exposition. I am very involved on campus as a member of Wabash Christian Men, the Malcolm X Institute, Best Buddies, Parliamentary Union, and Alpha Phi Omega. I also as a “Gear Up” Mentor, a program sponsoring first-generation college students. As a freshmen, I lettered in soccer and track and will compete in cross country this fall. After graduation I want to become involved in Teach for America.
Joe Murphy ‘16
Hi my name is Joe Murphy and I will be a sophomore this upcoming school year. I grew up in Elmwood Park, Illinois, which is located right outside of Chicago. I chose to attend Wabash College because it allowed me the opportunity to play baseball as well as receive an outstanding education. I am a member of Phi Delta Theta, one of nine fraternities on campus, and have already made life-long friends in the house. Sports are a huge part of my life and I am a die-hard Cubs, Packers, and Bulls fan. Wabash men are very competitive and serious about sports. The thing that I love most about Wabash is the many clubs, sports, activities, events, and traditions you can participate in. There is always something to do here at Wabash College and someone to do it with. It is true that Wabash is not easy, but it will definitely be worth it. And remember that “Wabash Always Fights” (WAF).
Tyler Trepton ‘16
Hello incoming freshman! My name is Tyler Trepton, an incoming sophomore from Saint John, Indiana. I am a history major with a minor in rhetoric and computer science with a business sequence. Currently I am living in the Sigma Chi fraternity in which I will be this year’s house manager and webmaster. Wabash is a special place that no other campus in the world can match, and I hope within the first couple weeks on campus you will realize why gentleman for the past 181 years have been proud to call themselves Wabash Men! I am looking forward to being back on campus and meeting all of you and cheering alongside you watching our fellow little giants take on the rivals of DePauw.
Sam Vaught ‘16
Hi there! My name is Sam Vaught. I am a rising sophomore from Crawfordsville, IN. I am a religion major contemplating making classics a major or minor. I stay active on campus in clubs like the Glee Club and Students for Sustainability. I also write for The Bachelor, our awesome campus newspaper. I am fond of my hometown and very excited you all get to spend the next four years here! Around town, I volunteer with the Montgomery County Historical Society and help out with after-school programs at Hoover Elementary. This summer, I worked part-time on campus at the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. Welcome to this diverse, high-energy family called Wabash!