Before Wabash students begin second semester classes, student leaders gather Saturday for a HELP session addressing a wide range of student issues.
The Wabash Housing and Education Leaders Partnership (HELP) program runs before the start of each semester. The program is sponsored by the Dean’s Office and includes fraternity officers and residential assistants. The Saturday session is set for Detchon Hall. The sessions are coordinated by Dean of Students Mike Raters and Associate Dean Will Oprisko.
The students gather Saturday morning and have group meetings with College faculty, staff and alumni. A set of breakout sessions cover a wide range of topics:
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Wellness and Illness: Carol Lamb, R.N.: Substance Abuse - Signs and Response: John Roberts ‘83, M.D.; First Aid and CPR: Athletic Trainer Mark Elizondo; Fire Prevention and Security: Crawfordsville Assistant Police Chief Hal Utterback, Fire Inspector Mark Evans, Wabash Director of Safety & Security Rich Woods; Understanding Mental Health Issues: College Counselor Scott Cavins ’84; Helping Students Transition from Study Abroad: Director of International Studies David Clapp & History Professor Rick Warner: Assisting Students with their Academics: Coordinator of Student Engagement and Retention Heather Hines and Director of Academic Support Services: Julia Rosenberg; Preventing Illegal File Sharing: Director of Technology Brad Weaver ’91.
Malcolm X Institute and Faculty/Staff of Color: Coordinator of Malcolm X Institute Horace Turner; Assistant Director of Admissions Kim King ’99, Asst. Professor of Philosophy and Teacher Education Philosophy Sam Rocha; Career Services: Director of Career Services Scott Crawford and Business Immersion and Leadership Coordinator Angie Cook-Smith; How to Utilize Your Fraternity Advisor: Jon Pactor ’71 and Professor of Modern Languages Dan Rogers; Changes to Campus Mail and Cable Services: Director of Purchasing and Bookstore Manager: Tom Keedy.
The sessions after lunch will include open discussion and individual house meetings with faculty, staff and alumni volunteers.